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Mi B. A. Home, Christchnrch, manager of tbe Bristol Piano Company, forwards the following notes re death of Lieut. Michaelis, nephew of the Company's Chairman of Direotore:—

Private cable advices have been received o! the death of Lieutenant Giant Miohaelis, 2nd East Anglian Royal Engineers, who was killed in action at tbe Dardanelles on September 23rd. Lieutenant Michaelis was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Edward J. Miohaelis, of Melbourne, and nephew of Mrs Theomin, of Dunedin. Since the outbreak of the war he bad been occupied in the Eng' lish coastal defence work' in charge of a detachment from the famous engineering firm of Aliens, of Bedford. Aβ he had written trom England about the end of July, he oould only have been in Gallipoli some ! six or seven weeks when he met his death. The young soldier, though under 21 years of years, was a kaen engineer, and had attraoted the attention of Arnold Bennett, of "Five Towns" fame, who in a press article expressed his admiration for the zeal and resourcefulness of the young Australian. Lieut Michaelis. while visiting New Zealand, made many friends here.

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ROLL OF HONOUR., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3496, 15 October 1915

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ROLL OF HONOUR. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3496, 15 October 1915

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