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THE ROLL OF HONOUR., Auckland Star, Volume XLVI, Issue 169, 17 July 1915
THE ROLL OF HONOUR.
CAREERS OF THE FALLESi WOUNDED AND KILLED. &TXCKI__HI>. GUNNER DUDLEY J. BAKER. Gunner Dudley J. Baker, of the Field Artillery, cabled to his relatives, in reply ;o their cable to him, as follows: —"Not vounderl. Well." Gunner Raker was ■eported wounded over n month ago, and las twice been reported as "progressing avouraWy." PRIVATE 0. C. HAWKINS. Private Oliver Cyril Hawkins, who is •(•ported in a recent list to have been vounded in action at Gallipoli, is a son >f Mr. S. Hawkins, of Bristol, England, le is 22 years of age, and was employed is a packer at Messrs. Lflidlaw, -lr|.. when he enlisted with the third ■cinforcements. PRIVATE ALEX. BENNETT. Private Alexander Bennett, son of Mr. jcorgc Bennett, of Hclcnsville, was vounded at the Dardanelles in May, and lied on July 4. He enlisted with the bird reinforcements of the Otago Rut. nlion. He was a great favourite with •veryone who knew him. and took great merest in football anil other athletic -ports, lie is a brother of Private (has Ilctmett. who is serving with the fourth reinforcements of the North Auckland Company. PRIVATE FREDERICK ROGERS. News has been received from the Rev, ".. 11. Gavin that Private Frederick Rogers, 7th Battalion, 2nd InfnntrJ Brigade, of the Australian Field Force has been in the Luna Park Hospital .'air.i. wounded in the ri_ht chct. Advice, which was dated June 2. declared him t<> be -getting i.n fine." He is an 'Id hoy ~f St. Stephen's «*-hoo| i 1903-4 1, and has a younger brother in the Ist Maori Contingent. He is a son of Mr. ('has. Rogers, of M.-ikctu. SIGNALLER 11. .1. SPENCER. Signaller H. .1. Spencer. Auckland Infantry Battalion, reported wounded, is the third son of Mr. dames Spencer, of Ponsonby Road. He -ins born at Ponsonby in 1890, educated at Ponsonby School, and is well known in that <iis trict. Hi' served his time nt Colling* and Bell's, l>ontbuil.!-rs. and later left Auckland for the North, where he was employed in the Mangawhare Butter Factory. He left with the main body of the Expeditionary Force, being the first to enlist from Dargaville. PRIVATE 1.. 11. ALLEN. Private I-nwrencc Hawtrry Allen. who was killed in action on Gallipoli on May 0. w.-nt to the front with the Si-con.l Reinforcements. He was 22 years of age. and was educated at the Richmond Road School, subsequently attending classes for cubine!making in the Technical School for three years. He was in the Territorials when the war broke out. and left for the front i month after the death of his father, the late Mr Frank George Allen. He was in the infantry division on leaving New Zealand, but nus hil.-r transferrrd to the engineers. His mother, Mrs M. Allen. •cs.rj. - in (irangc Road. Mount Eden. LIEUT. A. S. THOMPSON, Lieut. A. S. Thompson, wounded iti Gallipoli on the 6th ins-... is the son of Mr. A. S Thompson. J.P., of Pakuranga. II" is 2.1 vcars of age. and was educated at the Glcnmorc school, Pakurang.i. He took ,i prominent part in military training from the inception of the compulsory training system, and received bis sergeant's stripes when only IS year* of i~. II- left with :h- Main Expedition tirv Force as a sergeant, and was promoted to commissioned rank on the battlefield. I ieut. Thompson was in the ictiops nt i\ic Dardanelles on the memorable days of Aoril SB and May «. n>wiis in the" I6th Waikatos. WELLINGTON. UECTEXANT F. S. VAKXHA.M. Lieutenant F. S. Varnham (son o,f Mr, John Varnharrf. of the Wellington Education Board), who went away with tho fourth reinforcements, has been promuted t> the position of Quartermaster 5f the New- Zealand Infantry Ba.se Details, Zeitun Cnmp. under Captain IVUkinson. also of Wellington. He has taken the place of Captain Sanderson, ,vho has been granted sick heave. CANTEB-BTTOY. PRIVATE DONALD WILLIAMS. Private Donald Williams (Canterbury battalion), whose name is included in .he list of wounded, belongs to Picton. le left New Zealand with the first F.xpelitionary Force. P RIV A TF. CHRI ST ENSEN. Mr. and Mrs. .1. L. Christensen. Willo.v Sfrcet, Chriertchurch, have received a -able from Private Christensen (Canter-m.-y BattaJion), stating that he was ioing splendidly. Private Chrisl-onscn was eported by the Defence Department first i<- wounded, mid then as seriously ill ,-ith enteric. PRIVATE R. B. TURNER. Private R. B. Turner's parents, who iv.ido in Princes Street. Woolston. have croived letters from their son. dated ntor than that on which the Defence lepartirmnt posted him as missing. It ■i now stated by the Department in yes-c-rdays list that he has rejoined his cglmcnt. PRIVATE WATTS. Private Watts, who has hcen wounded, ;as written to his parents at Colombo facet, Christchinch. as follow.*: — "V\ c II made a good light for it. this being ur first time under tire." A nurse has Iso written. Baying that the bullet .l.ich hit Private Watts in the tliigh vist have touched the sciatic nerve, the esult being great suffering. "But he is cry plucky," she writes, "and althoug-h (, suffers day and night, he* never ;tumbles." MEN FROM NELSON. Mr. H. Saunders, of Nelson, has revived a letter froth his son. Lieutenant 1 Saunders, who is with the Canterbury battalion at Gallipoli. describing the evere lighting which followed the landlie. He mentions that he was near Irntenant Forsythe when the latter was tilled; and that Private Littlejohn, son ■if Mr. J. 0. Littlejohn, Nelson City Engineer, was slightly wounded by a jullct, which struck his cartridge pouch ind-glanced along his stomach.. -
PRIVATE HAMPTON. Mr. J. M. Hampton, Hinds, 'has received a letter .from Private Percy Do•herty (Canterbury Ba"ttaJion) at Gallipoli, in which tire writer says that Private Hampton was shot through a thigh, nnd that the bullet lodged in the other leg. He was hit while washing his clothes on the beach, probably by a sniper. LANCE-CORPORAL J. W. JI. WATSON. Lanco-Corporal J. W. H. Watson, who is reported to be seriously ill with enteric, is the youngest eon of Mr. John Watson, Waterton school, Ashburton. lie had been at the Dardanelles from May 12th. He was educated at his father's school, and afterwards at Ashburton High School, where he was a corporal in the Cadets. His letters home hare bppn full of interest. PRIVATE P. McINTYRE. Private Peter Mclntyre (Canterbury Battalion), wounded on June 18th, was a commercial traveller, well known in Dunedin and Wellington, and latterly on tin HV.it (oast, where he represented Messrs McEldowncy Bros., of Wellington. He volunteered at Greymouth, and came through to Addington camp with the West toast contingent, where be tmrmfpTird to the machine-gun section, tn be with Lieutenant Conway, also from Greymouth. Private Mclntyre cabled to his people on June 12th to the I effect that all was well. He had then I come through seven weeks of almost continuous lighting unscathed.
THE ROLL OF HONOUR., Auckland Star, Volume XLVI, Issue 169, 17 July 1915
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