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The following letter has been re ceived from Trooper L. J. Smith by Mr W. Pidgeon, Okain's Bay. da scribing the circumstances under which Hector Pidgeon met his death at Gallipoli in August :— Hospital, Birmingham, England, Sep 2,9 th, 1915. "Dear Mr Pidgeon,-—No doubt before this you will have heard all ahout •Hector. I knew tbat he wa? '.rounded, but on looking at tbe paper this raor ning I was surprised and very sorry to read tbat he had since died of wound*-., Hector was one of the best wherever he went, and officers and men of the O.Y 0 and others who knew him, all speak very highly of him. A chap who said little, but one who always did bis bit, and more, when it came to the time. Hector, Dave Anderson, and I lived in tbe same bivouac for a lime We had all lost pals in previous fights 90 we three of the Peninsula acid a obap named Hedley made up a section On Saturday, August 21st, at 4 p.m., we started to advance against tho enemy, whose trenches were in linea to a distance of 700 yds away. It was the hottest of any attacks, and all of the regiments suffered heavily. On the way, Hector, who was next to me, got a nasty bit on the finger, hut he said it was nothing, and came on.

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PEFINSULA MEN AT THE FRONT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3507, 23 November 1915

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PEFINSULA MEN AT THE FRONT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3507, 23 November 1915

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