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On Tuesday last. Mr Geo. Armstrong, the Mayor of Akaroa received word that his eon, Trooper Vernon Armstrong who left with the 6th Reinforcements bad died of enteric al Malta. A previous cable stated that be was progressing, and it was hoped he was on his reoovery. The news came as a great shock to all, as Trooper Armstrong was a well known, and very muoh liked boy in Akaroa and the Peninsula, Trooper Armstrong went straight to Gnllipoli upon reaching Egypt, and evidently was on Ibe Peninsula for six weeks or two months. His brother, Lincoln is still in Egypt. Trooper Vern Armstrong was 25 years of age, and was the fifth son of Mr Armstrong He lived at Akaroa most of his life, and was for some months with his bother Seorge at Hamilton prior to his enlisting. He left for the front in perfeot health.-He was a keen footballer, nnd for a number of years was one of the beet forwards in tbe Akaroa team. He aleo took a keen interest in rowing, cricket, and sporte. His splendid good nature won him many friends, and tbe news of bis death was received witn the sinoerest repret by a very large "notion of the oommunity A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Churoh, Akaroa, on Sun evening, when the members of tbe Oddfellows' Lodge Akaroa, of which Trooper Armstrong vaa a member, tbe Akaroa Borough Counoil and members of the local sports clutis wili attend. The Key. Aj H. Julius will conduct the service,

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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3505, 18 December 1915

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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3505, 18 December 1915

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