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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR.

SERGEANT OSCAR WAGHORN. Mr Luke Wagborn, Little Akaloa. received private word about a fortnight ago to say his son was returning to v New Zealand No official rae33aga to this effect hag been received as yet. TROOPERS RALPH AND GUARD WAGHORN. Mr Arthur Wagborn received an official word that his son, "Guard was out of danger and progressing favour- - ably." This came to band on Septem* bar 22nd. From tbe papers they learned he has landed at Aden Ralph, whe was wounded in tbe lip, f- (not the hip as officially reported), cabled on September 15th, to say he was quite recovered and well. GUNNER GORDON P PARKINSON. Gunner Gordon P. Parkinson (dis. embarked at Malta, slightly Bick) is the only son of the late Mr Joseph _» Parkinson, and Mrs Parkinaon, Kai-

tuna. Gunner Parkinson, who is * twenty Aye years of fige, was educated at tbe Teddington and Halswell Pub **■ lie Schools, and Christ's College. At the latter institution he played a very '* prominent part in athletics, bsing a runner of more than average pace and his cricket and football abilities gained him places in the first eleven and first fifteen respectively. On leaving College Gunner Patkin?on took up sur veyiog work in the office of Mr Ha9t- • iogs Bridge. He was a member of the Riccarton Club's Senior eleven wbile in Christchureh, and played for

the Christchureh Club's junior fifteen *r in 1912. He gained junior repr Bentive honours in tha team which went to Dunedin t'.at year. Bubse- . quently be played in tbe first fifteen of tbe i bristchurch club. On reraov ing to Auckland Gunner Parkinson I* maintained bis interest in athletics, and played in tbe College Rifles first fifteen. He returned to Christchureh before the war boke 'out, and left *" with the 3rd Reinforcements aa an artillery signaller. His laqt letters lo bis relative** staged that ft! was still a signaller, so that the B§ggnatkn "Gunner" isprobibly m eKO"". or if it iscorrec*-, he must have triof/erre-l to that rank from the Signalling Corps. __«_■___—__-

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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3493, 5 October 1915

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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3493, 5 October 1915

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