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[From Our Correspondent]

Last Friday evening a large nurn* ber of residents assembled in the Hall to farewell Trooper Jack Marsh. The departing trooper, who is a nephew of Mr F. Marsb. of Le Bon's Bay. was born and educated in the Bay. As soon as his age would permit be en listed, and, as a recognition of this, be was entertained at a social and presented with a silver wristlet watch. Towards midnight an alarm of fire was raised, and an investigation showed tbat a shed of Mr W Leonardo's was ablaze The sbed contained chaff, oats, harnes3 and various sjn dries, and though every effort was made the fire bad too strong a hold to be even slightly chocked. Aa there j wa3 no insurance on the 3hed or con-1 tents Mr Leonardo is a considerable loaar. ? A fortnight previous to Fridays social a similar presentation was made to Gunnor Geo. Grotty, whose younger brother Jarae3 recently sailed from Wellington. Gunner G Grotty has, for some time, engaged in farming in the Kawhia district, but having made arrangements about it being catriod on he decided to respond to the call. The brothers are sons of Mr and Mrs H W Grotty, who left Le Bon's this week for Rsdcliffi, where tbey are temporarily staying. Both are well known in the district, and they carry away with them many sincere wishes for their welfare Mr Crotty lately sold part of his property and has leased the remainder. It is his inten tion to live in tbo suburbs of Christ*churcb.

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LE BON'S BAY NEWS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3542, 5 May 1916

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LE BON'S BAY NEWS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3542, 5 May 1916

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