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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR.

WELCOME HOME AT WAINUI.

Trooper P. Arnold, son of Mr Amos ' Arnold, of Wainui, left New Zealand with the first contingent, and took ( part in the historic landing at Anzao Bay. Be served seven weeks in tbe trenches on Gallipoli, and then wae wounded by shrapnel in the right shoulder, which has rendered his arm ' useless After many months in hos* pittit, he has returned to Now Zealand as permantly incapacitated for further service at the front. On Friday last i I his father received a telegram to say ; be would arrive home on the following day. The residents of Wainui then arranged to give a hearty welcome on his arrival. Mr L Wright, of French Farm, kindly drove bis father, Mr A Arnold in his car to meet bis son at Little River. On arrival of tbe train a start was at onoe made for borne, and it having been arranged for the arrival at Wainui to be at 1 SO p in. a stop was'made at Mr Wright's resi* dpnca* French Farm, for lunob. Tbe Wainui residents turned out en masse, and formed up in line on either side of tbe Post Offioe Tbe car which was up to time was greeted with hearty cheers as it passed between tjae waiting lines When tbe oar stopped Mr D Mscpbail stepped forward and greeted Trooper Arnold, welcoming bim back to Wainui. MrG Armstrong, after opologising for tbe absenoe oi tbe County chairman, Mr Bruce, next welcomed tbe returned soldier in an admirable and impassioned speech. Tbe Mayor of Akaroa was followed by tbe Rev J W Hayward, and the Rev AH Julius. At tbe olose of the formal ceremonies, Trooper Arnold left tbe oar and spent some time in greeting all his old friends, who crowded round to offer their hearty congratulations on his return. He was then driven to Mr W Warner's home, wbere every kindoeeas wats shown him by Mr and Mrs Warner and family. Trooper T Warner ia expected to arrive by s s. Turakina, due at Auok land on April 6th. TROOPER E Le COMTE.

Word has been received at Akaroa tbat Trooper E Le Comte. of Springston and formerly a member of tbe

Peninsula CYC, bad been wounded in action, and is progressing as well hs could be expected. Trooper l.c Oomte, who left* with the 2nd Reinn forcement-*; is the sixth son of D H Le Comte, Springston, formerly of Barry's Bay. and brother of Mesdames J and F Wright, of Akaroa. Another bod, Dave Le Comte left with the Tenth Reinforcements, and another brother, H La Comte leaves with the FourFeentb Reinforcements.

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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3531, 28 March 1916

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PENINSULA ROLL OF HONOUR. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3531, 28 March 1916

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