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NEW ZEALANDERS ABROAD.

PERSONAL NOTES FROM LONDON. (From Our Special correspondent.) LONDON, June 8. Sergeant D. Gallagher, of the Farmers' Freezing Company, Auckland, Sergeant A. M. Thomson, of the Bank of New Zealand. Hawera, and Corporal D. F. Maektiy, of the Bank of New Zealand, Auckland, are in camp at Sling. Captain Eric W. Caddon (Christchurch) and Lieutenant S. E. Donne (Uunedin) are staving at the Regent , Palate Hotel. | The marriage took place on May 30 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Pateley i Bridge, Yorkshire, by the Rev. David j Williams, of A. Eisd'ell Moore, M.D., younger son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ernest Moore, of Auckland, and Alice, youngest . daughter of the late John Lofthouse, and of Mrs. Suttill, of Ripon. I The following New Zealanders have passed the February examination of the Institution of Civil Engineers:—Whole examination for Associate Membership: ■Messrs. George William Albertson (Westport). Thomas Ralph Vere Gulliver (Auckland), and Arthur Tyndall (Wellington). Preliminary: Mr. Eugene Casey, of Auckland. The Maoris of the Pioneer Battalion Reserve are now installed at the New Zealand Engineers' and Reserve Depot at Cliristchurch, Hants. The London branch of the New Zealand War Contingent Association received a fine contribution of primroses and daffodils from Balmer Lawn recently. This New Zealand Hospital is situated in the midst of most beautiful scenery, which is now at its best with its spring flowers. A party of sixty patients from the jOatlands section of Walton-on-Tliames j Hospital paid a visit last week to Hampton Court Palace, where the men were entertained to tea by Lady Walker and Lady Barry. The Codford main hall is just about double its former size, and anyone who visits the club now is sure to be impressed by the alterations and improvements. The light afforded by some halfdozen windows along the north-western side of the new annexe, together with the skylight running the full length of the building, is all that could be desired. Altogether the effect is brighter and more cheerful than was possible in the old building. The additional floor space provided by the new portion should accommodate most, if not all, those who have hitherto been unable to gain admission to the excellent entertainments provided. The stage is now finished, and friends should have a much simpler task in presenting their performances in the future. The old billiard-room has been banished, and the tables now occupy the new ennexe in the main building. Other improvements make the club better in j every way. Sergeant-Major Parnell. formerly a conductor in the J. C. Williamson Co., l-of Now Zealand, accompanied the Codford Depot Band and a party of Maoris' to Bristol on May 26, where, judging by the local newspaper reports, they created quite a sensation, being received most enthusiastically everywhere. The concert at the Drill Hall in the evening was attended by over 4000 people, 'who were 'delighted with the programme. The items given by the members of the band 'were very ijvell received, and the.Maori 1 war dance evidently left a vivid and lasting impression upon those present. Doubtless many were impressed by the weird war cries, the fantastic movements, fierce facial contortions, to which the Maoris treated them. I The following New Zealanders have been in London on leave during the past few days:—Sub-Lieut. P. C. P. Beck, R.N.V.R. (Island Bay. Wellington); , Lieutenant J. Miller, r!n.V.R. (Wellington) ; Second-Lieutenant H. F. Drew . (Wellington), from Sling; James Mac- ' kenzie Ahernethy, N.Z.F.A. (Dunedin), from Chadderton camp; Lieutenant Wm. '.at. McLeod, R.N.R. (Auckland), from ■ the Navy; Lieutenant Gilbert 1 Hiekcy, N.Z.F.A. (Cliristchurch); Lieu- ! tenant W. E. Osborn (Wellington); and Corporal A. L. McDonald (Cliristchurch), from Chadderton camp. Mr. R. T. Michaels, J.P., of Auckland, . has recently arrived in London to join • his wife, who lias been here since Decem- . her. Mrs. Michaels came over to see her J sen, Scond-Lieutenant Leo Michaels, , N.Z.E., who was through Gallipoli, and [ (received his commission and the Military . Medal for gallantry on the Somme. Mrs. Michaels is a regular helper at the New , Zealand Soldiers' Club, and has seen and written to many New Zealand boys while ; here. Later on she hopes to visit friends in Scotland and Ireland. Her younger " son, who is in training in New Zealand, ' is shortly coming to England with reinforcements. The following Now Zealanders have ob- . tamed commissions in the Imperial Army:—R.S.M. P. F. Dawson, 7/491, .• C.M.R.: Lance-Corporal N. Malcolm, •N.Z.E. (4/42.1); Sergeant S. T. Spencer, IN.Z.E. (4/1078); and Private C. A. . Stokes, N.Z.M'.C. (8/555). ( The following have received eommis''sions in the Royal Flying Corps:— ; Trooper A. C. McArthur (13/109), iM.G.C. Mounted Brigade; Corporal R. iiA. Steadman (7/807), M.T.R.; Sapper T. ■|W. White (4/900). N.Z.E.; Sergeant A. , J.S. Winton (10131), Mtd. Tig. Regi-'l-inent; S.-Sergcant V. F. Toulmyn l(5/173a). Headquarters'Anzac Mounted ' Division. . I Sub-Lieutenant A. C. Fell is serving l abroad with the R.N.V.R. • j Lieutenant .S. Blackley, R.F.C., formerly general manager of Messrs. - Turnbull and Jones, Limited, has been '■ appointed to an important position on the staff of the Air Board. Mrs. Page (N.Z.) has joined tho staff of the new * home for New Zealand officers at Brighton. Her son. Lieuten- ; ant J. j~. Page, R.F.A.. is completing his ' three months' course at a school of in- ' struction, London. | An engagement which will interest the • Dominion is that of.Capt. Sir Forest Gor- • ing, who is marrying Miss Margaret Currie. Sir Forster is. of course, a ; | grandson of that Forster Goring who was I private secretary to Sir George Grey durI ing his Governorship of New Zealand. , j This Forster Goring was a fourth son -of the 7th Baronet, who married the Hon. i Sydney Eloisc Yelvcrton, daughter of the • 3rd Viscount Avonruore. Their son enlisted in the ranks and retired as ser-geant-major, and as he had married a confectioner's daughter on retirement he took to commerce to eke out his pension. • So it was that a tobacconist in Tamworth , ! (Harry Goring) succeeded to the Goring baronetcy when the 10th Baron died i leaving no near kin. Sir Harry stuck to his shop, and Capt. Sir Forster Goring, , following his father's example, enlisted, , and served in the South African war, re- ( tiring as lieutenant in the Royal Sussex Regiment. He succeeded his father in 1911, and is Captain of Invalids, Royal Hospital, Chelsea. The Gorings were important Sussex people with an ancestry that stretches back through time. " One member of it was created Baron Goring in 1628 and Earl of Norwich in 1644, but these titles became extinct on the death of the second Earl in 1672.

June is having an outburst of dings to which glorious summer weather is giving the gayest of settings, and the wedding which last week at St. Marylebone Church drew, so to speak »a "crowded house," was that of Capt. Ralph Vane, Durham Light Infantry, youngest son of Lord and Lady Barnard of Raby Castle, Darlington, and Miss Kathleen Mair, only child of Capt Gilbert Mair. N.Z.C., and the late Mrs. Mair ot Auckland, New Zealand. The bride, who was given away by Colonel Hamilton Pelly. wore a tunic of white satin and old brocade over a skirt of pleated tulle. She was attended by one little bridesmaid, Miss Juliet Madocks (cousin), who wor6 a dress of ecru net aud a gold lace cap. Capt. Robson. East Yorkshire Regiment" was best man. Among the invited guests' were: The Marquess and Marchioness of Exeter, the Dowager-Countess of Longford, the Dowager-Countess of Harrowby, Victoria Lady Carbery, Viscount and Viscountess Gough, Lord and Lady Newlands, Lord and Lady William Cecil Lord and Lady John Joicey-Cecil, Lady Frances Cecil, Lady Louisa Cecil, Colonel the Hon. VV. L. and Lady Katherine Vane, Major the Hon. T. and Lady Enid Vane Lady Isabella Battle Wrightson, Capt! tne Hon. C. W. Vane, and the Hon. Mil! Madocks.

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Downie, of Auckland, have recently arrived in England via America and Canada, where they spent six weeks en route. They had the unpleasant experience of seeing, both a periscope and two sets of boats, each with rescued passengers and crew from steamers which had been torpedoed ahead of them. After Mrs. Downie has paid visits to relatives in Scotland and the south of England she intends taking up war work in London.

Miss Marjorie Deacon is in London ot leave. She has been in France with tht Lena Ashwell Company as one of thb 'soloists, and this afternoon she is singins at the New Zealand Convalescent Camp at Hornchurch, Essex. Flight-Lieu tenant Fabian P. Reeves R.N.A.S., who was recently reported missing, is the only son of Mr. W. Pember Reeves, Director of the London School of Economics, and formerly High Commissioner for New Zealand.

Mrs. Henning, of Auckland, who has been nursing at Gaza Hospital, Cairo, has come to England to take up ambulance driving and to see her husband (Sergt. Wm. Henning) before he left for France. She 13 attached as ambulance driver to the New Zealand Motor Transport at Oatland Park, Weybridge.

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NEW ZEALANDERS ABROAD., Auckland Star, Volume XLVIII, Issue 176, 25 July 1917

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