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THE FALLEN AND WOUNDED.

PERSONAL XOTES, Lieu tenant Reginald G. Amiiiage (reported -wounded) is the third son of Mr J. G. Armitage, 10 Rolleston street, Linwood. He was educated at the Richmond school, and a.fterwarcls joined the Post and Telegraph Department, and qualified as a telegraphist. He left with the 12th Reinforcements, was in Egypt for some time, and then went to England, and became signals ling instructor at Sling Camp, which he left later on for France. Ho is 22 years of r»go. His younger brother, Private John Alfred Armitage, left with, the 24th Reinforcements. Mr Montague Mosley, 278 Hereford street, received advico yesterday that his youngest son, Gunner C. C. Mosley, who left with the 13th Reinforcement draft, was gassed on Juno 22nd. Gunner Mosley, who is 21 years of age, was educated at the Sumner and Christchurch West schools and at Canterbury College, and prior to enlisting was employed as an engineer at the Addington Railway Workshops. He was a member of the Canterbury Rowing Club, and was successful in youths' events at the Christchurch and Kaiapoi regattas. Ho is the fourth of Mr Mosley's sons who have been at the front. Mr J. W. Gibb, the well-knownpic-tu re-dealer, or Cashel street, received word yesterday that his youngest son, Gunner Herbert fc>. Gibb v had been severely wounded.on June 21st. He left with the 4th Reinforcements, and was for a considerable time at Gallipoli, remaining there until the tion. He has been in Prance ever since, and, despite his long period of service, this is the first occasion on which he has been wonnded. Gunner Gibb, before enlisting, was employed in the warehouse of Messrs R. Malcolm, Ltd. Private George Crombie (killed) 'was the eldest son of 'Mr James Crombie, tailor, Duncdin. For' a number of years he was closely connected with the Dunedin Photographic Society, and held the position of secretary for a period. He was one of the best amateur photographers in Dunedin. When ' the call to arms came he enlisted in the Medical Corps, but subsequently transferred to the infantry (19th Reinforcements), when ho found # that men were not urgently required in the former arm of tho service. A younger brother who left with the Bth Reinforcements is at present on active service in France. Mr J. H. Hinton, of South Dmiedin, has received by mail, details of the death of his nephew, Lieutenant Charles Morton Hinton, of the South African Scottish. The deceased officer was at one time a pupil at the St. Clair School, Dunedin, and gave up a lucrative post as accountant in a Johannesburg bank to take up arms for his country. Mr H. B. Price, of Warner's Hotel, received word yesterday that ljis son, Rifleman H. Price, who left New Zealand early last year, was wounded on June 23rd. Mr Price has another son, Robert, who left Australia with the Main Force, and was wonnded soon after landing at Gallipoli. Gunner Charles Kenneth Rickelts (Ken), who died of sickness on June 25th, at the Fourteenth Stationary Hospital. Wimereux, France, was the only son of Mr and Mrs F. W. Ricketts. of 11 Ayr street, Lower Riccarton. He was twenty-three years of age, and was educated at the West Christchurch school and at the Christchurch Boys' High School. He always took a keen and active interest in sport, and was a prominent member of Riccarton Cricket Club, St. James's Tennis Club, and Lower Riccarton Guild Hockev Club. He left New Zealand with tho Eightli_ Reinforcements as a gunner in the N.Z.F.A.. and after being in Egypt for a time, was amongst tho first New Zoalariders to arrive in France, where he became attached to the Fifteenth Battery, and saw continuous service—including the fighting on the Somme—up till the time of his illness. A memorial service is to be held at St. James's, Lower Riccarton, on Sunday evening. Mr P. M. Davidson, of 60 Murray place, St. Albans, has received word that his son, Lance-Corporal Alexander Grav Davidson (Ist Battalion Rifle Brigade), who was wonnded on ! September 15th last year—the first! day of the Somme posh—is still in } hospital at Walton-on-Thames and is j progressing favourably. I Sapper C. R- Frandsen (wounded) left with the 11th Reinforcements. ; Ho is the oldest- son of Mrs S. J. i

Frandsen, of Sydenham. A brother was killed in France and another is in the filing line. Sapper Frandsen was educated at the Sydenham school, and at the timo of enlisting ho was employed at Suckling Bros.' boot factory. Rifleman G. .H. Frandsen (killed in action) left with the 19th Reinforcements. He was 21 years of age, and tho second son of Mrs S. J. Frandsen, Sydenham. Ho was a member of the Sydenham Football . Club, and a t the. time of enlisting was employed at O'Brien Bros.' boot factory. Ho was educated jit the Sydenham school. A brother has been wounded, and another brother is in tho trcnchcs. News has been received that Private Cunniugham was killed in action in France on June 3rd. Ho camc out from Ireland somo few years ago with the McGough family, of Halswell. and for about two years worked at the Halswoll quarry. At the time of enlisting, in tho 17th Reinforcements, ho was employed by Wardell Bros, in tho bacon curing department. Private Cunningham was very well liked in tho Halnwell district. Second Lieutenant A. V. Donnan (died of wounds) was appointed agricultural instructor under the Auckland Education Board about fivo years, ago. Ho held a diploma from _ Hawlcesbury College, and was 'one of its most distinguished students. Later his work was specially with the Technical Collego students. He enlisted in ono g{ the earlier drafts as a non-comsiis-fcioned officer, and after examination received his commission. Sergeant Alfred Lewis Salmon (killed) was a son of Mr H. Salmon, of Whatoro, Northern Wairoa, and was a native of Masterton. Prior to tlio Territorial system being inaugurated, he was a sergeant in tho volunteers at Hawera. He enlisted in tho 6th Hauraki Rggimcnt, on the outbreak of the war, and gained his stripes afc Gallipoli,..whero, at the landing, there were 16 casualties among 16 men in ascending a ridge, eight being killed and eight wounded. Tho lato soldier was a keen crickcter, footballer, and hockey player, and ho also took a prominent part in various social activities. His brother is serving with tho Pioneer Battalion at tho front. Their father, who was in Auckland in 1865, served seventeen years with the Armed Constabulary Field Force, and afterwards served a similar period in tho Police Force. Lieutenant R. Wood (wounded) left with the Main Body and took part in the landing at Gallipoli. Ho was one of those chosen to be the last to leave the peninsula at tho evacuation. After leaving the peninsula he 4 wont to France. Lieutenant Wood is report-, ed as being wounded in the recent heavy fighting, receiving a gunshot wound in the thigh. Ho has been awarded tho Military Cross, and was personally decorated with, his distinction by tho King. He is well-known in Taranaki as an all-round athfeto and representative footballer. Lance-Sergeant S. P. E. Francis (died of wounds) was the son of the late Mr J. P. E. Francis, M.A., of Auckland. Ho was educated at tho Auckland Grammar School, and at the timo of enlisting was teacher at Batley. He was an enthusiastic member of tho Royal Life-saving Society, being for some timo an instructor, also holding the Society's bronze medallion. He leaves a wife and two children. Another brother, A. R. H. Francis, the well-known footballer, is at present engaged making munitions in England. Sergeant Francis went with the Twentieth Reinforcements. Gunner Alfred Alexander MoCausland (died of wounds on June 22nd) was tho youngest son of tlio lato Charles McCausland and Mrs McCausland, of Kimberley, whoro he was born 24 years ago. He was educated at the and was the first men in the Kimberley district to enlist for I active service, and is also the first to | mako the supreme sacrifice. He left as a trooper in the sth Reinforcements and saw six -weeks' active servico on | Gallipoli, being in the last batch at tho i evacuation. After arriving • back in Egypt he transferred to tho Artillery, and left with that body for France. Gunner McCauedand was previously wounded in tho battle of tho Somme, and had seen some very hard fighting. Ho was an active member of the Kimberley Cncket and Football Clnbs, and was regarded as ono of the best athletes in the district. Mrs McCausland has two other sons on activo service. One (Robert) was wounded on May 31st, and has since been admitted to tho Walton-on-Thames Hospital. Privato J. Briggs "(wounded) is the fourth son of Mrs 15. Briggs, of Shirley road, Mairehau, and was born in tho district 24 years ago. He received .his education at the Burwood School, and after leaving school, worked ior Mr K. Mcßratney, Quinn's road. He left -with the loth Itcinforcomenta. Kc was a member of the Avon Rowing dub. His brother, Edward, loft with the 22nd Reinforcements, and his brother George goes into camp in September. Corporal Lionel W. B. Hall (died of wounds) was the second eon of Mr Thomas Hall, District Land Registrar at Auckland. Ho was born in 1893 at Auckland, and was educated at Napier High School and Victoria College, Wellington. Ho joined the Government Survey Department at "Wellington, and when the war broke out was with a survey party in tho King Country. He immediately enlisted. He was in the landing on Gallipoli, and afterwards at Cape Helles. After tho evacuation ho went to Franco with tho Main Body. Like his elder brother, Corporal V. J. B. Hall, who fell at Gallipoli, and who went with the Main Body as a private, though holding a commission in the Territorials, Corporal

L. W. 13. Ha.ll was diffident about accepting promotion, owing to defective night sight. Mrs J. W. Uobinsott, Asbburton, lias i-oeeivcd advice that Private Y. J. Hunt, who loft with the 13th Heistforccments, lias been admitted to a hospital in Franco suffering from severo grin-shot wounds. Private V. Sargison (severely wounded) is the only sou of Mr and Mrs A. S. Sargison, who recently removed from Hokitika to Poison, Private Sargison is a nativo of Hokitika, and was for some timo in the employ of Messrs Jxswis and Wells, solicitors. "Bubbles," as lio was com-, monly called, was a prominent member of ,ilie Town Band, and very popular in. tlio district. Ho enlisted immediately he camo of ago, and left New Zealand about a year ago. Private McGempsev (killed) was the second son of Air J. AtcGimpsey, of North Otago, to make the supremo sacrifice. His brother Robert was mentioned in despatches for gallantry. Private McGempsev was educated at Otiake and the Waitaki Boys' High School. Prior to enlisting ho was employed by the Union Bank. He was 20 veai-s ol' age, and left with tho 16th reinforcements. Lance-Corpora-l Ernest Barnes (killed) was tho eldest son of Mr and Mrs F. Barnes,-of Spotswood. Ho was born in Ivaiapoi ill 1592, and oducatcd at. tlio Spotswood School. He started con- . tracting for tho Public Works Depart- ■ : mont with a team of horses at tho ago of 18, and sold his plant in order to enlist in tho llth Reinforcements. .Ho went through tlio Sonune offensive last . September without a scratch. Liont. .Tt A. Berry (wounded) is tho '£ eldest son of Mr and Mrs James Berry, of Napier. He was educated at ifi.o lioys' High School, Napier, and ouT leaving joined the -literary staff of the k "Hawko's 13 ay Tribune," Hasting.,', His ambition was to become a doctor, ? i and about fivo years ago ho gave up i iournalism and wont to England, whore : he became a medical student at tho •Middlesex Hospital. When war broke out ho enlisted, but was sent back to comploto his studies. Early this year he passed his final examination, and was given his commission in tho Now Zealand Medical Corps. Mrs J. C. Nith street, Jiivercargill, has received word from tho Defence Department, that her son, Lieut.-Col. J. A. MacJienzie, has been admitted to the-N.Z. General Hospital, Codford, suffering from a severe inward laceration of tho knee. Lieut.Colonel Mackenzie, who left with the Main Body as major in command of tho Sth Southland Company, saw service in Gnllipoli and France, and for y the last eight months has boon Commandant of the N.Z. Command Depot,. Codford. * Lieut. Guy P. Natuscli (wounded) is tho fourth son of Mr C. Tilleard . Natuscli, architect, of Wellington. Ho was educated at Wellington College, where he was junior running champion for some timo. When he enlisted in September, 1915, he was_ on tlio rcportorial staff of the "New Zealand i Herald." His first experience in journalism was' gained on tlio "Danne- ; virke News." After ho went Homo .ho was for a timo privaio secretary to tho High Commissioner for New Zealand, Sir Thomas Mackenzie, who was -a' member for the Dardanelles Commission, at tho time. He has two brothers also at tho front, ono of whom, Lieut. Stanley Natusch, was recently reported wounded at Messines, and was mentioned in despatches for good work 'at the evacuation of Gallipoli. The other brother, Lieut. Cecil Natusch, who" left for the front last year, is also reported wounded. Captain. W. G. Ruddock (dies 'of wounds) left New Zealand with, the - Main Expeditionary Force, and went through the Gallipoli campaign.- Ho was invalided homo, and afterwards rejoined his regiment and took part in the Egyptian campaign, being wounded at Rafa. On rooovory ho volunteered for servico in France, and thero received the wounds which caused hi« death. Ho was 28 years of ago, and a son of Archdeacon Ruddock, of Napier, £L'he death occurred at Auckland yesterday of Walter John Clarke, formerly of the 9th Reinforcements, from internal injuries sustained in rescuing » comrade wlvo fell overboard from, .a transport. An operation was performed in Egypt, and Clarke returned 'to tho Dominion. Ho had been under medical treatment since. Tho deceased's eon, who was 1G or 17 years of ago, managed to get away with the Reinforcements. He was taken prisoner, and died of wounds in Germany. i

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THE FALLEN AND WOUNDED. Press, Volume LIII, Issue 15946, 6 July 1917

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