THE CALL TO THE COLOURS.
27th AND 2Sth REINFORCEMENTS. CHRISTCHURCH DRAFT LEAVES. The Christchurcli draft of the 27tli and 23th Reinforcements left last evening for Wellington. The men mustered -at King Edward Barracks t the number of about 150 —eight short of the levy. In the absence of Colonel C'haffey, who is outh 0 West Coast, tho men were addressed by the Mayor of Christchurcli. The C.D.C. Band accompanied the draft to the station, where they boarded a special tram lor Lytteltca. They left for the North in charge of Captain Macartney. Lieut. Livingstone. and Sergeant-Majoi Pounds. There was an exceptionally largo crowd at. tho railway station to sea the men away, and many relatives iourm\vcd to Lyueltou to wave goodbye from tho wharf. The following are the names of those included in the draft:
Mounted Hifles (N.C.0.)-E V.'. Gray. Artillery (X.C.O.)—J. E. TibWArmy Service Corps (X.C.0.)— A. \>. Smuh. Infantry (X.C.O. s) E. R. Caygill, L. li. Ilurreil, 'G. V. Hill, A. Costollce J. C. Jiimi-json, F. W Pilcher. A. E. J. W. Pound, F. H. Quinton, C. W. Run die, and \ . \. Mounted Rifles (tStli) —J. G. ArcheT,__A. E. Farrow, E. G. Harris, E. G. Satchcii, and A. Thomson. „ . _ _ Artillery th) —C. G. W. Briggs, C. F. Davcv R. E. Ellis, S. "W. Harrison, H Hr.-ris'on, A. Roberts, D. R. Thomson, and (J. V". Wood. Engineers (27tli) —D. P. Evans. Infantry (27th)—S. Avant, J. Appleyard, P. J. Aitken, L. Alleyne, A. Bovie, C. B'-owu, \V. G, Brown, A. J. Ball, C. G. Burgees, J. J. Bayne, A. Boyle, R. Burns, J. Barrett, G. E. L. Button. E. E, Cater, W. h Coouc-r, D. Campbell. E. M. Cummins, M Cox* T. H. Cordner, E V. Collins, J. C. Cainpbc-il, R. W. Clarke, A. E. Clement, S. vV. Dunmill, 11. R. Daviaon, A. H. Emerson, F. Fev.-, A. Fehsenfeld, W. M. Fleck, W 11. Forsyth V. J. Fuss, A. D. Foreman, •R. Finlay, C. 'J. Gotilding, C. A. Galiagan, F. C. Gregory, P. Goodsall, G. F. Gray, F A. H. Graham, S. C. Giaseler, S. H. George, li. H. Hales, J. F. Harrington. L. Holobon, B. G. Harborow, L. A. Hnlston, S P Ilern, C. Hoskyna, W. A. Henderson, H. B. Hibbard, J. W. L. Hardey, W. Hendrio T. A. Holgate, F. Jones, A. Johannsen, C. E. Jones, J. M. Kirk. W. B. Kelly, H. MeP. Lamb, H. G. Lee, R. it. J. Lloyd, G. M. Lyons, F. D. Lanyon, R. N. Lukics, F, 11. Mummery, H. Mori, J. J. Mohan, E. Moore, C. T. B. Mills, A. J. Morcom, A. J. F. McCloskis, W. J: McGarry, J. mack, C. McGowan, C. W. iPacarthy, A. M. Mackintosh, G. Mcßao. S. J. Mcllroy, F. J. McDonald, J. F. Nelson, G. A. H. Xixon, J Kewall. G. Ollivier, T. G. Phillips, R. Pugh, J. A. Piggitt, T. Pledge, E. E. Pricp. W. G. Quorie, E, B. Richmond, S. J. D. Russell, A. Royfce, G. R. Shaw, X. B. Strange, S. R. St anbury, T. G. Sncl.l- F. J. 5;o-.vart, C. Sliaw, H. xi. Stone, N. A. Sail, R. S. Strotliers, E. Sullivan, W. S. Seed, H. Smith, A. !?ay, T. E. Siracock, B. J. Tench, J. Thompson, A. Trudgeon, A. E. Thompson, \V. C. Travis, F. A. Turner, AV. H. Toape, L. W. Tobeck, «1. "\Vatson, F. V, Ward X. Wilson. C. A. Willott, Vf. 11. Wills," A. Wear, H. F. Williams. Ambulance (27th) —H. M. Dartnr.ll and A. J. Howes.
Details frnm other groups attacked to this gxoup —J. Howlands, I). Gcddcs, and L. F. Ford. THE ASHBURTON QUOTA. The Ashburton members of the 27th Reinforcements were entertained in the Drill Hall yesterday afternoon by the employees of the Ashburton branch uf the Farmers' Co-op. fc-'pceches were mado In - Adjutant Buttimore, Messrs C. J. Harper, and W. J. Dickie, M.P. Those whu loft for camp were — J. H. Aickin, G. Allan, J. Brook, W. J. F. Burnett, S. Brown, D. Baxter, C. S. Baxter, W. F. Cl.irk, 11. Corhctt, W. J, G. Duncan, A. Dsiit, 3. Gough, B. Grice, 11. D. Gray, W. J. Unod 111 an.. H. J. Harrison, P. P. F. Harris, W. 1!. Jolm.-ton, J. F. King, \V. S. Kingsbury, J. Monro, J. M. Pcn.c.o, K. C. Bajton, 3. Qnig'cy, A E. Small, E H. Sieve ne, H. Stevens, J. Tait, I). Ward, J. Young, A. Campbell, B. E. Toy, and F. G. Winnocott. YESTEKDAY'S ENLISTMENTS. Yostcrday's enlistments were as follows: — Arthur AYiHred Olscn, Culverden, chauffeur, single, Walter Donovan Hilgrove, 97 Si. Asaph street West, Christchurch_ metal worker, sjr.gle. And five others. POSITION OF MEDICAL STUDENTS. REPLY TO IJON G. W. RUSSELL. (ri?ES-3 association telegram.) DUNEDIN, March 7. At the opening of the Medical School to-day, Dr. Ferguson, Dean of the Medical Faculty, replied to statements made by the tlon. G. W. ltussell in reference to nieciical students and enlistment.
After stating the matter was purely a military one and had nothing to do vita tho Public Health Department, l)r. J.'"erguson said the students refrained from enlisting on ..Siirge-on-Uencral Henderson advLing them to stick to their studies. Some U-l students were brought back from the war last year. The Government was instrumental in securing the release of Dr. Drennan from tho Imperial authorities to come out and teach tho third-year class, in which wore seven men. who had been brought half round tho world by tho Government for tuition. He thought they were .justified in inferring, till a month ago, that the Prime Minister, Defence Minister, Minister ot Munitions, Direc-tor-General of Medical Services, the Conimandant, and tho Imperial authorities, were agreed on tho necessity for keeping tho school going. The Officers' Training Corps must automatically cea/so if Mr JtiiKsrli's views were given effect to. Ho contradicted the insinuation that students sheltered behind the school to avoid military service. The school was the only .source of supply for house surgeons for-hospitals, and'last September it sent twelve or fourteen fifth-year students as neting-house surgeons to replace qualified men. A similar arrangement could be made this year, but if the present- third-year class was sent into the firing-line, the expedient could nol bo adopted at tho e'nd of next year, and in "February, 1820, tho graduation class would comprise morely a few girls and such men as bad been declared medically unfit. If they had 30 graduates thev could nil be placed in civil life. Of seventeen graduates. four were drawn in the ballot and five volunteered, leaving eight to fill twenty vacancies for bou«e surgeons. If the war continued t : ll 19*20, tho supply of young men that the military service bad been getting would cease absolutelv. ~
The Chancellor. thn Rev, Mr Cameron. suppested that students should not enlist till the University Council received an answer from the Health Department to a request for a conference with Dr. Valintine and General Henderson.
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THE CALL TO THE COLOURS., Press, Volume LIII, Issue 15844, 8 March 1917
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