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The Peninsula men, who are leaving with the 6th reinforcements w J re farewelled at the Oddfellows' Hall last evening, when there was a large attendance. The departing troopers are Trooper Maurice Lelievre, son of Mr J. G; Lelievre, 01 Akaros, Trooper D. -landieides, of Akaroe, Trooper bianley Hammond, eon of Mr G. Hammond, Akaroa, and Trooper Leonard Brown, of German Bay, son of Mr Jas, Brown; and Trooper Kaiph Coe, of Gough's Bay. Unfortunately, Trooper Brown oouid not attend as he had contrasted measlea Tbe evening was devoted to cards and danoing, the former part of the evening being devoted to a euchre tournament.

During the evening, his Worship the Mayor presented the departing troopan with wtistlet watches from the ciiizene ot Akaroa. It nas also been decided to send on wristlet watches to all the boys who have gone to the front from Akaroa.

The Depnty Mayor, Mr T. Lewitt, the Rev J. W. Hayward and Mr ,1. D. Bruce, Akaroa County Chairman, also 6poke. Mr Lewitt handed a watch Mayor for his son. Trooper Lincoln Armstrong, who is leaving with the 6kb Reinforcements. Troopers D. Handisides and Coe thanked those present for the gifts. Mrs O. H. Flavell and Miss B Jaoobson canvassed the town with tbe object of tolleoting in small donations enough money to provide eaob volunteer from Akaroa and its snrrounding wiih a small gift, and their can vass haa resulted in a good sum being coir leoted, and quite enough to provide each man with a watch.

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PENINSULA MEN FAREWELLED., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3467, 15 June 1915

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PENINSULA MEN FAREWELLED. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3467, 15 June 1915

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