TWENTY-FIBST V BEINFOECEMENTS. NORTH CANTERBURY QUOTA LEAVES. Another body of recruits for NewZealand's Expeditionary Army left Christchurch last night for tlio training camps in tho Nortli Island. This ■was tho North Canterbury quota of the 21st Reinforcements, and tho men were little, if any, below the high standard of physical excellence set long ago by the Reinforcement drafts from tho country districts around Christchurch. They were a merry crowd, and imparted a degreo of hilarity to the proceedings at tho King Edward Barracks last night that must have been refreshing to tho who camo to bid them farewell. Tho number of men asked for from North Canterbury for the 21st Reinforcements was 90, there were called up 99, and 88 responded. Tho following table shows tho position:— Called RoBranch. Quota, up. spondecL Mounted Rifles... 4 4 * 4 Artillcrv ... 2 2'' 2 Infantry ... 83 92 81 A.S.C. ... 11l Totals ... 90 99 ' 88 The men gathered at tho King Edward Barracks at 6 p.m., and after a few words of farewell from Colonel Chaffey, officer commanding the Canterbury district, they marched to the Christchurch Railway Station, escorted by the Christchurch Cadet Bugle Band, leaving for "Wellington in charge of Lientenant Kesteven and SergeantMajor Phillips. The following responded to the roll-call:— MOUNTED RIFLES. S. T. Aeh worth, T. Heal, A. McC, Dalaell, A. Warburton. ARTILLERY, Bertie Ashby, T. F. Re illy. INFANTRY. W. Aitken, W. T. Anstiss, L. P. Bennett, F. Brown, E. C. Bradley, R, J. Black, L. B. Barnett, F. J. Broach. A. P. Baker, W. EL J. Burnett, F. L. Berg, W. R'. E. Booker, J. J. Bell, C. E. Coffey, R. J. Clarke, H: N. Corkin, C. H. Dyer, C. R. Dann, G. E. Dean, H. S. Davis, J. Dnimmond, R. W. | Dawson, R. J. Foley, M. P.. Fitzgibbon, H. Gorrio, F. G. Herridg©, E. C. Harris, F. W. Harwood. W. H. Hinclicliffo, C. L. Hanson, R. O. Hillo, C. D. Harris, T. M. Hanna, Ji Haves, E H. lirwood, W. G. Joy, W. James, R. A. Kidd, John Kelly, M. A. Kelly, E. H. Laurenson, T. A. Lynch, R. J. Longstaff, A McPhereon, G, A. McLean, J. McVinnie, G. A. Moff-ett, J. Maesoo, W. Moorbead, p. Power E. Pavelka, F. Pengelly, C. S. Pain, J. Quinlnn, R. K. Quran, A. Rattray, A. R. Uoper, F. G. Robinson. J. Redmond, W. Storey, E. Seaward, A. W. Stackbouse, A. C. Small, J Swanson, H. W. Scarlett, D. W. Sniitb. a. E. J. Tamblin, A. D. Thompson, G. Tliian H. F. Ta®g©» G. S. Tealo, P. Vickery, K. West. R. A. Wilson, G. Weld, R. Wallace, F. V. Waters, S. A. Williamson, C. W. Weaver, A. Watson. ARMY SERVICE CORPS. C, H. Nelson. CHRISTCHURCH QUOTA LEAVES TO-NIGHT. To-night tho Christehurch and South Canterbury quotas of the 21st Reinforcements leave for Wellington. Tho Christchurch men parade at lie King Edward Barracks at 6 o'clock, and subsequently board a, special train at 7.45. On this train will bo the South Canterbury men. Tho Rangiora draft of the 21st Reinforcements, 30 strong, mustered at the. Drill Hall yesterday, and marched to the railway station, where they were addressed by tli© Mayor (Mr Jennings), the countv chairman (Mr Horrell), and tho Rev. F. P. Fendall, who conveyed to them tho good wishes of the district. YESTERDAY'S ENLISTMENTS. Nine men registered in Cfaristctnliioii terday for active service, among them teiasr: Walter Hewitt, Trafalgar street, labourer, married. . • William J. Fife, SSS St. Asaph street, painter, single. _ . Arthur E. Fallwell, 271 Bcaley taarne, motor engineer, single. , , • Michael F. Enright, Temuka, dredge-mapter, J. Harrow, Waimate, meter mack&nic, married. . . Robert Taylor, 4 Devonpccrt lana, chaw maker, single. Pare S. 133 Beatoy «rorrne, engineer, single. 17th REINFORCEMENTS. (P3KSS ASSOCIATIriN Tn/EGHAIt.I WELLINGTON, September 19. Addressing the 17th Reinforcements at Featherston this morning, Colonel Gibbon said that they comprised » good, strong, all-round draft. Tho mounteds had established a new shooting record. The Colonel also stressed the great value of the observance of discipline. WELLINGTON'S SHORTAGE. iPKESS ASSOCIATION TKLEGRAM.) WELLINGTON, September 19. The Wellington City quota for the 21st Reinforcements mobilised . to-day 72 short. AUCKLAND SEVEN SHORT. (PRESS ASSOCIATION TKT.KT.RAIf.) AUCKLAND, September 19. The Auckland City quota of the 21st Reinforcements leffc to-day, only seven short. MILITARY SERVICE BOARDS. (special to "the pbiss.") WELLINGTON, September 19. Tho Minister of Defence was still unable to-day to announce the personnel of tho Military Service Boards. One of tho Wellington appointees, he said, had refused to act, and from one other appointee on another board _no reply had been received. A meeting of th© Recruiting Board would bo held tomorrow to fill tho vacancy on tho Wellington Board.
Mr J. D. Mill ton. Officer in Charge of the C.3XC. has been appointed a member of the Military Service Board for Canterbury.
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