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FAREWELL TO VOLUNTEERS.

SOCIAL AT AKAROA.

On Tuesday evening there was a very pleasant gathering at the Odd* fellows' Hall, Akaroa, when the towns people met to bid farewell to three Peniusula recruits. They were Lance Corporal Ohalklin, motor driver for Mr Pilkington, Private B. J. Beattie, teacher at the Akaroa District High School, and Private Fred Holdem, .'ate of German Bay. Progressive euchre was played up till 10 p m., eleven tables being occupied. The winners were: —Lady's Ist prize, Miss Lucy Youngman; gentleman's Ist prize, Mr Stanley Lelievre : lady's booby priza, Miss Myrtle Lelievre; gentleman's booby prize, Private E. J. Beattie. At the conclusion of the euchre, supper was handed round. The Mayor then addressed those present, and spoke in high terms of the youog men who offered them selves for their country. He said it was a time when all men who could should rally round the old flag. He expressed his pleasure at General Botha's great victory, and said it was the first glimmer of victory they had seen. Hβ asked each of the men to accept a wristlet watch.

Mr C. Hall also spoke of the call for men to offer themselves wherever poseible. Hβ said that at first when war broke out, he, like other people, bad thought social functions were out of place; but now he realieed that they should act like tbe men at the front and hare their games and sport. He wished the recruits a successful time and a safe return to Akaroa.

The Mayor then called for three cheers for tbe recruits, which were given with great vim:

Lance Corporal Cbalklin, on behalf of the recruits, briefly thanked the Mayor and those present for their kind words and the reception given them. It was sincerely appreciated. The National Anthem was then sung.

Lanco Corporal Chalklin and Private Beattie gave & most interesting exhibition of bayonet drill, which was much appreciated. Dancing was then instituted, and brought a pleasant gathering to a close.

Lance Corporal Chalklin and Private Beattie leave shortly with the Sixth Reinforcements.

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FAREWELL TO VOLUNTEERS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3475, 16 July 1915

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FAREWELL TO VOLUNTEERS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3475, 16 July 1915

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