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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR.

LIEUTENANT ARTHUR FRANCIS LESTER PRIEST,

After weeks of anxiety Mr and Mrs J. S: Priest of Chorlton have found that their younge.t son, Lieut Lester Priest was killed at Qallipoli on August Bth. It appears that Lieut Priest was wounded in the terrible action held that day and was being carried

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duwn to the base hospital on a stretcher when a shell wounded the' two sttetoh.r ( bearers and wounded Lt Prtest mortally. He lived for a buarter of. a hour after the disaster ' and asked for a qigarette while smoked. Chaplin M.Menamin who returned by the Wrllochra last week was with him when he died and speaks in high terms ol his great bravery. He said he knew he was dying, but it was the death he would have chosen above .all others. In June last hi? death wa3 reported and he read his own obituary notioe. The sad part of the. whole thing is that in some way bis real death was not officially his relatives were only told he had been wounded a second time. Since that date they bad been enquiring in every hospital and naturally were unable to locate him. The late Lieut Priest was 21 years of age, and first held a commission in 69 Company Senior Cadets and was loter transferred to X Coast Defence Company, when he was made a first lieutenant, and was in ohatge of that oompany when he left with the 3rd reinforcements with the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. Lieut Priest was a keen Territorial and it was his ambition to enter the Indian Army after the war. Besides bis interest in the Territorials Lieut Priest was a member of tbe Little Akaloa Football Olub and a keen rifle shot, and was a member of tbe Chorlton Club. He was educated at the Boys High S.hoel, Christchurch, and was a sergemt in the school cadets, TROOPER A. 0. WAGHORN. Trooper A. G. Waghorn (Guard) ot Little Akaloa wbo was wounded at the end of August has been admitted to the Military Hospital, Tooting, England. PRIVATE DAVID CURRY. ' Private David Curry, son of Mr Wm Curry, 1 late of Long Bay road has been in hospital in Egypt suffering irom shook as the reßult , of the bursting of a shell olose at hand. Private Curry bad a mlraouloua esoape and though he had no physical iniuties felt the i oonoussion severely, lt is espeoted that he will have been back at the front some time The news oame by private letter.

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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3503, 9 November 1915

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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3503, 9 November 1915

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