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

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