FAREWELL TO TROOPERS.
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A farewell social was tendered to Troopers Cecil Barwick and Arthur Barker on Thursday, April 13b, at Duvauchelle Town Hall.
The proceedings took the form of a social and dance, and there was a very large attendance During the evening Mr T W Wiikins on behalf of the residents made a presentation of a wristlet watch to each of the departing men, and told them in a happy little spsech that they carried away with them the bast wishes of their friends in Duvauchelle Bay.
The two Troopers suitable replied
The Duvauchelle school ohildren also presented the men with knitted body belts which they had knitted themselves.
The two man were on their final leave and left on Saturday morning, a large gathering taking leavß of the two men at the Piper's Valley Road junction. They leave with the Twelth Reinforcements. Both boys were born in Duvauchelle.
Advuutage was token the eaiue evening to-welcome hack Nergt. Mux dh.-i»U', u-h<> left wi'b tbe Main Body of iht* Wellington Infantry Battalion Bergt. Christie was a former resident on the Pf-nintula, residing at Pigeon Bay and Duvauchelle He returned hy tbe same ship as Corpl Percy Arnold, and has lost tbe use of his right arm as tbe result of a gun shot wound.
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FAREWELL TO TROOPERS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916
FAREWELL TO TROOPERS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916
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