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A brief account of the exoellent work carried ont among the New Zealand soldiers in tbe camps and in the hospitals by Captain R Dearsley, late of Canterbury, is given in a message from Mr Edward W Matthews, eeoretary of the British and Foreign Sailors' Society says the Lyttelton Times come weeks ago: Captain Dearsley was the society's honorary secretary for New Zealand, acd was one ot the moving spirits in founding the Eing George V Sailors' Institute at Lyttelton, whioh has been of auoh splendid servioe to seafarers visiting our seaport. '-He is tbe sailors' and soldiers' friend," i writes Mr Matthews, "and he offered his 1 ! medical ekfll to the Government, and with the title of Captain is performing a special ministry not only to the body but to the Bpirit We are profoundly thankful tbat our wounded comrades are helped in mind and spirit by suoh a whole-hearted man as Captain Dearsley, of whom we are prond, Since his arrival in Egypt he has been doing exoellent work among both sailors and soldiers—well and wounded And he will be doing the same in the Dardanelles He writes i 'It is unoertain what my address will be—quite likely Constantinople, very shortly !•' At last news Captain Dearsley was with tbe New SSealanders at much■helled Ansae'

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CAPTAIN R.A. DEARSLEY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3504, 12 November 1915

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CAPTAIN R.A. DEARSLEY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3504, 12 November 1915

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