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THE ROLL OF HONOUR., Press, Volume LII, Issue 15736, 1 November 1916
THE ROLL OF HONOUR.
YESTERDAY'S LIST. (FBESS ASSOCIATION TELXGSAiI.) WELLINGTON, Octobcr 31. The following casualty list (No. 440) was issued to-day:— CORRECTION. Previously reported killed in action, September loth, by unit, now reported and with headquarters of Second Anzacs: — otago Battalion. Rvan, J J. (Mrs J J. Ryan, Henley, V.) ' WOUNDED.. "Wounded, admitted to hospital, September 23rd, discharged from hospital October 12th: — N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE. West, A. J. (Mrs M. E. Murray, Boulcott street, Wellington, s.) HOSPITAL REPORT. Removed from seriously ill list— Blacklock, W., Trooper; Holdsworth, I. W. 8.. Sergeant-Major; Ginders, W. 8., Sapper; Knox, P. C., Private; Evans, H. J., Lance-Corporal; Southam, W. F., Sergeant; Blanch, »V. H. Private; Porter, F. G., Corporal; Sinclair, Private. Seriously ill—Takaroka. Private. Removed from seriously ill list — R.upeen, Hoani, Private. THE FALLEN •AND WOUNDED. PERSONAL NOTES. Private advice was received in Christchurch yesterday that Gunner Frank Hi Dell, of the New Zealand Field Artillery, had been killed in action in France. Gunner Hibell. who was about 35 years of age, enlisted with the 4th Reinforcements, and went through practically the whole of the Gallipoli campaign and served for several months in France, escaping scathless and without a single day's sickness. - He was a member of the staff of Messrs William "Wood and Co., Christchurch, in private life, and was well known in business a,nd other circles in this city. Ho resided at Sumner for several years, where he was a member of the Lifeboat Brigade. Both his parents are dead, and his only brother, Gordon,, is at present in camp with a reinforcement draft. Corporal James Langfonl (died of wounds) had, prior to joining the N.Z.E.F., seen . considerable active service. He was all through the Egyp- [ tian campaign of. 1898, for which he re- [ ceived two medals, and two. clasps. Later he went. through the South African i war. He landed in Cape Town the. day i the first 6hot of .the war was fired, and . was there with his regiment until peace was proclaimed. For his services in that war he received the Queen's and King's Medals and seven clasps. At the conclusion of hostilities ho joined ' the Cane Mounted Police for twelve months In 190G lie came to New Zealand, and lie left with the Ninth \ Reinforcements. Lieutenant J. H. Thomas, who left . Now Zealand with the Twelfth Rein- , forcements, but was put ashore at , Durban, suffering from a severe attack of cerebro-spinal meningitis, following • on an illness of measles, cables to his ! father. Mr W. J. Thomas, 57 Harman's road. Papanui, stating that he will be returning home in about three weeks' time. Mr Geo. Sheat has received cable ad-' i vicc from his third son, Rifleman C. M. Sheat, who was wounded on September I(stli, that he is in a London hospital, making a good rocovcry. 1 Private G. W. McGuirk (died of wounds) enlisted at Greymouth and ; left with the Main Body. He served through tho Gallipoli campaign. His 1 mother is a widow , and resides at Cob- ■ den, and lie was the sole surviving son. 1 He -was not 20 years of age when he enlisted, and was a splendid stamp of 1 young manhood'. Captain Lionel H. Tennyson, of the ' Rifle Brigade, eldest eon of Lord Tennyson. formerly Governor-General of Ausj tralia, has been wounded a second time . in action. He has two brothers serv- | ing, one in the army and one in the | navy. Mr R. Patrick has received a cablei gram from his youngest son, Private . Gordon M. Patrick, stating he has been ■ admitted to the Devonport Military Hospital suffering from appendicitis. Mr T. Harold, of Fairfield, has re--1 ceived a cablegram from his son. LanceCorporal C. B. Harold, who was wounded in France, intimating that he is at present in Oxford (England) doing well. Mr J. Maxwell, of Caledonian road, St. Albans, received official advice yesterday from the Defence authorities, that his son, Sergeant W. J. Maxwell (Bth Reinforcements), who was wounded in France, on September 17th, is in Brockenhurst Hospital, England, and is progressing favourably. His wound is in the left leg. Mr Sheldon, of Mt. Somers, has received a cablegram from his eon. Lieutenant H. D. Sheldon, who was wounded early in July in the advance on Pozieres". that he has recovered from his wounds, and ha 6 reported himself for duty. News has been received that Rifle-* man B. J. Jones, reported killed in action on October Ist, is now reported seriously ill in the New Zealand General Hospital. Etaples. from a gunshot wound in the chest. He is the third son of Mr R. Jones, Greer's road, Fendalton. He is 34 years of age, and was educated at the Fendalton School. Prior to going into camp, he was engaged in farming. He left with 'the 11th Reinforcements. Trooper Cecil Sylvester Delany (killed) was the youngest son of Mr James Delany, who was for some years postmaster at Arrowtown, and now resides in Dune din. Trooper Delany was born at Arrowtown, and was educated at the Christian Brothers' School, Dun- ; edin. Prior to enlisting he was engaged in farming in South Canterbury. He left Timaru with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles (Fourth _ Reinforcements). and served on Gallipoli, where he was wounded and invalided to England. For some time past he had been in France. He was attached _ to the 3rd Battalion. New Zealand Field Artillery, when he met his death. Lance-Corporal Yeats % (died from wounds) was the son of "Mr D. M. Yeats, of Wellington. The deceased was educated at the Otaki and Lower Hutt schools, of which his father was head- ' master. While attendinc the Hutt
School ho gained a Board scholarship and went on to Wellington College, from which ho matriculated. After two years' probationers bin at the Taita School, he went to the Training College, where in his second year he was chosen as president of the Students' Associa T tion. When the war broke out he was in charge of a school at Inangahua Landing, in the Nelson district, which ho immediately left to join the Samoan Expeditionary Force, and on his return he left with the sth Reinforcements. He was invalided from Gallipoli to Egvnt after about a month's service on the Peninsula, and went to France in April. He was wounded at the Somme front on September 27tli, and died on October 22nd. Lieut. Gilbert S. Clark (wounded) is the youngest son of Mr John Clark, of Caroline street, Ponsonby, Auckland. Ho was recently appointed secondlieutenant in the 7th Essex Regiment, and left England for the front about a month ago. He left New Zealand for England some 16 months ago, to sit for his commission. He was well known in racinf circles, and was also a member of the Ponsonby National Reserve. Sergeant A. K. C. (Midge) Latimer (killed) was the second son of -Mr and Mrs W. Latimer, well-known residents of Kaiwarra,' Wellington. Sergeant 'Latimer was 21 years of age, and left with the 12th Reinforcements as n.c.o. in the Signal Corps. He was always of an adventurous turn of mind, and received early sea training on the Government ship Amokura. He was afterwards mate on an island schooner. He spent some time both as a guard on Somes Island and with the garrison at Fort Ballance. Q.M.S. Harry Norton (killed) left New Zealand as a member of the Bth Reinforcements. Ho was a eon of Mr Ucorge Norton, the well-known Wellington boat builder, and himself followed. the same occupation, but in recent years had specialised in the manufacture of oars and sculls. v He had attained a colonial reputation for his fine workmanship, and held testimonials from the world-famou6 scnllers, Arnst and Webb. Ho leaves a wife and three children. Private William Couper Hill (killed) was one of the aiost prominent chess players of Wellington. Ho was a member of the Plymouth Chess Club before leaving England, and joined the Wellington Chess Club in 1912. He soon proved himself a most-valuable member, both as player and office-bearer. Ho represented Wellington in two 12-a-side matches by telegraph against Canterbury, winning his game against Mr Lovell-Smith in 1914, and drawing with Mr Shillito in 1915. In December, 1914, he represented his club at the Championship Congress held in Christchurch, and made a very creditable first appearance, just missing the prize-list and coming second amongst the nonprize winners. When Mr Hill (who was employed on the correspondence staff in the AVellington office of the Union Steam Ship Company) enlisted and joined the 11th Reinforcements, tho club was very hard hit. Latterly he had been in the Signalling Division, he havino- made a study of day and night signalling before coming to New Zealand. Lance-Corporal H. W. Parsons (killed) left with the 13th Reinforcements. When enlisting he was in tho employ of Messrs Murray and' Williams, Greborne. His only brother, Corporal Reginald Parsons, was killed in action at Gallipoli in August of last year. Both boys were well known in the Poverty Bay district. Lance-Corporal Parsons was so eager to serve his country that ho tried for the sixth time before he was _ accepted, his eyesight having caused his rejection. A remarkable fact is that, although his sight was such a bar to his acceptance, when in camp he proved to bo the crack shot of his company.
THE ROLL OF HONOUR., Press, Volume LII, Issue 15736, 1 November 1916
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