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TKOOPER A. LFLIBVEE, Last night, in the interval of i Futures, His Worship tho Mayor presented wristlet watches to Trooper A. Lelievre, Riflemen N Pilkington, F, Hemingway and Private G. Chockley. In making tbe. presentation, Mr Armstrong cong atulatrd Trooper Lelievre on hiK action in returning to the front. He said the Ak'iroa people were pleased to have a returned trooper with them, onn who had gono with tha Main Forces, and thpy all admirer! his action and hoped to sea him back eooii sate and well Mr Armstrong also commended the other young men for volunteering. They knew I what 'they wsi's going to, and that they would have to put up with privation?,. Hβ called upon all young men who were r.ble to da so to offer their services at t> is critical 1 time. It was to the sherno of the yourjfl able bodied single men that they allowed men of over fifty with children to take their places. He wished all the young volunteers a pleasant voyage and a safe return. Three hearty cheers were given for the four boys.

Trooper A. Lelievre, who has been on the Peninsula on furlough, leaves on Mond y to report himself for-active service. He hae spent his leave in and about Akaroa, where the towospoople, Mr n.nd Mrs H. W. Piper, of the Madeira Hotel, in particular, have undeavourod to mnke bis stay as pleasant as possible.

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PRESENTATION TO SOLDIERS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3507, 24 December 1915

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PRESENTATION TO SOLDIERS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3507, 24 December 1915

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