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MILITARY FUNERAL.

FOR SOLDIER KILLED. The first casualty in the "war"' as far as New Zealand soldiers are concerned, occurred last night, when Sapper Robert Hislop. of the lilth Regiment, died m the Auckland Hospital as a result of : injuries received through falling off the Parnell Bridge on Thursday night, ou j which occasion he sustained a broken | thigh and other injuries. Deceased will be given a military funeral to-morrow, when the body will i be conveyed from the Morgue, at 12.30, ! to the Auckland .Station, from where :it will be taken to YYaikumete Cemetery. The Railway Engineers, as ] well as members of the Expeditionary ! Force, will be represented. Deceased was 21 years of age, and a ! native of Christchurch, and has only been in Auckland six weeks. On the ' night of the accident he was stationed on Parnell Bridge, and by some means fell to the road- below. An inquest was held on ' the body this afternoon, and | was proceeding as the "Star" went to j press.

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MILITARY FUNERAL. Auckland Star, Volume XLV, Issue 198, 20 August 1914

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