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Trooper L. J. Smith, who left with the O,Y 0. in tbe Main Expeditionary Forces and was invalided home to England in August last, suffering from dysentery, is now in good health, though he had some trouble for the first few months. When writing last mail he said be was spending his furlough in Scotland. He and a friend bad a rather erabarasaing experience in London. They came along the street when a man waa holding a big recruiting meeting, and catching sight of the New Zealand uniforms, the speaker dragged them up on the platform and demanded speeches from the ''boys who bad immortalised Gallipoli." The New Zealanders absolutely refused to speak, but tbey con Rented to sbake each recruit by tbe band, and they were kept busy at this unexpected task for some time. Trooper Smith ha.l al"o the good luck to run across bis brother in a London restaurant. He knew bis brother bad been wounded, but could not find out where be was located He went into a restaurant one day, and discovered his brother and another New Zealand soldier having a meal there.


Among the sick and wounded re turning by the Willochra on January 30th or 31st is Frederick W Joblin, of Little River, who left in tbe Can terbury Mounted Rifles with the Sixth Reinforcements.

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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3515, 21 January 1916

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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3515, 21 January 1916

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