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KILLED IN ACTION. ;/ ■ (October 7th.) - ' Adam, K. L. (Manuel Luke Awarua, Avarua, Raratonga) r THE FALLEN AND; WOUNDED. PEBSONAL NOTES.

Private Allen Stevenson (killed) vaS before.; he. enlisted employed- as « n \ architectural assistant in the Government Architect's office. He had been . in the Public Service since his arrival in the. Dominion, some twelve years; ago/' He rendered valuablo assistance in the preparation of .the competitor® design placed first for the new Pari?** . ; mcnt Buildings, and subsequently ot - the working or contract drawings atw ' details. Private Stevenson was a native of Glasgow, and was 33 years' age.

Private Percy Noel Radcliffo (killed) was born in Wellington 32 years, «j6°* Ho was educated at the Khandauaß and Thorndon Schools. Later he 'won® fanning with his brother HaroM WJJ* Teft with the Main Body, and is stall awsv), near Mangaweka, and U» tno Bay of Plenty district, whence he pn* listed in the 21st Reinforcements.

Privato Alexander Fraser (<fied wounds) -was a member of the and was the youngest son of the law Mr Donald Fraser, of Pukohou, Ranjptikei. Private Fraser, who-was 39.years of age, was educated at the uanganui Collegiate School. For several years he had managed his father s lands, ana he was well-known and highly esteems® throughout the Rangitikei district. . Privato Leonard 3lcAncrin (trounded> is the son of Constable *\Y. H. Anerin, who is in charge of the Karon-

/Wellington) Police Station. He ■was educated at the Technical School, "Wellington, and was. prior to enlisting, employed hy Messrs George Thomas and Co., Wellington. Private McAnerin, who is 21 years of age, was one of eleven boys who left Jvarori with the 21sfc Reinforcements. Of these only one remains nnwounded. Sergeant George Newton (killed) was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs G. W. Newton, of Broomhedge street, Newtown, Wellington. He left as a private ■with the Main. Body (Headquarters Staff), . and served right through the Gallipoli campaign, afterwards transferring to the Canterbury Infantry Battalion and going to J''ranee. He was on the clerical staff of Messrs Munt, Cottrell and Co., Wellington, before leaving Now Zealand. .Private Fred. King, a son of Mr John King, of Christchurch, but for many years a resident of Nairn street, Wellington, lias been wounded in the head. Private King, who is an old To Aro School boy, left with the 20th Reinforcements. Private Free], Haste (killed) was a Tirother of Miss Haste, librarian at Levin. He was a master-builder at Levin, and a prominent Y.M.C.A. •worker. Ho left with the sth Reinforcements. Private"Leslie Winter (killed) was the eldest son of Air and Mrs James Winter, of Thorndon. Wellington. He was formerly employed in the jobbing department of the New Zealand Times Company. Mrs'Paterson, of Hinds, has received word that lier son, Private 3>. S. Paterson, has Leen ivounded. Private Paterson left with the Nineteenth Reinforcements. Mr D. McNicol, Willowby, Ashburton County, lias been advised that his son, Priyato C. V. McNicol, was wounded on October 12th. Private McNicol left with the Rifle Brigade. Mr Peter Gourdec, "Winter street, 'Ashburton, has received advice . that both his sons liavo been wounded. Private O. S. Gourdce received his wounds on October 12th, and Private P. "W. Gourde© on tho following day. Both left with the 34th Reinforcements. Mr J. Watson, of Cameron street, Ashburton, has rcccived further information that-his" son, Bombardier J. • W.Watson, has been received into hospital, in France, suffering from shrapnel wounds in the left arm; also that /lis'son, Gunner H. G. M. Watson, who had been previously reported as being ill. with fever in Walton Hospital, hacl been transferred to the convalescent hospital, Hornchurcli. ' Private R. W. Ifcilley (killed) was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs J. Dalley, Oxford street, Hampstead. Private Dalley was born in Ashburton, and educated at the Hampstead School, and would have been 21 years of age in February next. He left with the 11th . Reinforcements. After three months in Egypt he reached France, and :"was in action at Flers, Somme, and Mcssincs, being wounded in tho right leg on June 17th. After recovering, he returned to the firing-ljno and ; took part in the recent fighting in Flanders. Prior to enlisting, Private Dalley .was engaged at Robertson's and Co.'s flour mill. Ashburton. Private' W. A. Hobbs (wounded) is li son of Mr W. Hobbs, Murry street, Temuka. . His. injuries include a fractured arm. ; 'Mr John A. Guy, of Ngatimoti, Nelson, has been 'advised that his second

son, Sergeant-Major Hector Guy, wholeft Now Zealand with tho Main Body, has boon killed in action. Prior to er--Jisting he was farming in the Ngatimoti district. Mr Guy has two other sons a t*thc front. Private W. J. Joynt, who is reported died of wounds, was the youngest of three brothers serving at the front— sons of Mr and Mrs J. W*. Jovnt, of Hope. Nelson. He left New Zealand with tho -ith Reinforcements, and . was wounded at Gallipoli. Ho was on the staff of the Bank of Australasia at Ashburton, and was 19 years of age when he enlisted. He died the day after his twenty-second birthday. Mr A. F. Varney, of London street, Lyttelton, has received word that his son. Sergeant A. J. F. Varney, was killed in action on the 12th inst. Sergeant Varney was born in Lyttelton and educated at the District High School. Until enlisting he was employed as a carpenter by the firm of Messrs Hollis and Brown, with which firm he served an apprenticeship. He was a member of the Oddfellows' Lodge for many years, and was a keen hockey enthusiast, having been connected with hockey clubs both at Lyttelton and Sydenham. He leaves a widow and one child. Official, advice has been received that Gunner George Brydon (late of the Christchurch Press Company's engineering staff), who was severely wounded in the chest by a shell a few weeks ago, has been removed from the dangerously ill list. Private Michael Mcllroy (wounded) is a son of Mr H. Mcllroy, Ranfurly street, Hornby. Private Mcllroy received his education at the St. Albans School and the Convent of Mercy, Gisborno. Previous to enlisting, he was employed on a farm in North bury. He left with the 16th Reinforcements. Two other brothers are on active scrvice, whilst a third was killed in action quite recently. . Private O. Evans (wounded) is the second son of Mr M. Evans, of Islington. Ho is 20 years of age. and was educated at the Waimataitai School, Timaru. Previous to enlisting, he was employed by the New Zealand Refrigerating Company, Ltd., at their Islington works. Two. other brothers are on active service, Bert having left with ,the-same Reinforcements (20th) as his brother, whilst his elder brother, Claude, left New Zealand early in 1915 to join the Flying Corps, but on arrival in England' accepted a position as driver of one of the Tanks operating on the Western front. According to latest advice he is still well and going strong. Private Claude Leonard Knowles (died of wounds) was tho younger son of the Rev. W. F. and Mrs Knowles, of Amberley. He left with tho 6th Reinforcements in August, 1915, was at Gallipoli six weeks prior to and tip to the evacuation, but since then had been in France. Private Thomas Arnold Richards (dangerously ill with • gunshot wounds in the leg) is a son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Richards, "Roseville," Rakaia. He enlisted with the 16th Reinforcements, and was attached to tho Lewis Machine-gun Section. He is 24 years of age, and was educated at Overdale School.' Before enlisting he was engaged on his father's farm. Another brother is in camp, and a third ono goes [ in shortly. ; Mr J. Noonan, of Fernside, has • received word that his son, Company-Ser-geant-Major Noonan, is returning to New Zealand. He has been ill with pleurisy for some time at Brockenhurst Hospital. Advice has been received that Private E. W. Evans, who was wounded in the right forearm; was admitted to hospital on October 13th. Previous to enlisting he was employed in the Christchurch Gas Company. Private S. H. Townsend (killed) was an enthusiastic member of the Riccarton branch of the C.D.C. He left with the 14th Reinforcements, and had been in the firing-line for twelve months. For many years he was a partner in a butchering business at Riccarton with his brother-in-law, Mr P. Anderson. Gunner Leslie Mablv (wounded in the chest) is the only son of Mr and Mrs Wm. Mably, Linwood. He was a non-commissioned officer, and left New Zealand with the 22nd New Zealand Field Artillery. Prior to cnlistin" he was on the staff of Messrs Neill and Co., Ltd., Christchurch. Second-Licutenant Cecil \ crnon Fairthough Dickey (killed) was the son of Air and Mrs W. F. Dickey, of Brvndwy.r iroad, I'ondalton, ■ Christchurch. He was born in Auckland and educated at tho Remuera school and tho King's College. Prior to enlisting he was a sergeant in the lerritorials, and was on the staff or the Northern Steam Ship Company. Ho left wibh the ,9th Rernforcemcnte and was passed and wounded at tue battle of the Somme. Private Walter Roud (killed) was a son of Mr and Mrs Roud, ot Woolston and son-in-law of Mr John 1. Forrester, 822 Colombo street, Christchurch. Private Roud was a native of Woolston, was. a cabinetmaker by trade, and prior enlisting was employed by Air J. .M. Mitchell.. He was 26 years of age, and at one time was well-known in. football circles. He leaves a wife and one child. Cprporal Frank Haroer (died of .wounds) was a son of J* Harper of Waitaki. , Corporal Harper was born and'educated in Oamaru; and was' afterwards farming in the Waitaki district. This is the second son of Mr Harper's who has given his iife for his country. Sapper M. W. Tait (died of wounds) was a sou of Mr A. Tait, farmer, ci Hunter ville. Sapper Tait enlisted from Palmerston North, being at the time in the employ of Messrs Manson and Barr. He joined the Engineers, and was attached to the Rifle Brigade, with which he had been associated up to the last big action, when lie was severely wounded. His death took

place at Boulogne General Hospital cn the 16th inst. Sapper Tait left New Zealand after attaining his 20th birthday, )je having enlisted when 19 years of age, but was not allowed to serve in the Forces until he was 20. Corporal Walter W. Bullock (killed) was the third son of Mrs S. and rhe late Mr Js.mes Bullock, of Ponsonbv, Auckland. He enlisted in the Seventh Reinforcements. He was well-known as a cricketer. His two, elder brothers are on active service. Lieutenant Hugh Alec. Forrest (killed) was .the eldest son of Mr and Mrs W. Forrest, of Taltapuna. He was 28 years of age, and was educated at the Auckland Grammar School. For seven years he was in the legal office of Mr* H. Morpeth, and passed his solicitor's ' qualifying examination shortlv before leaving for the front a few (months ago. Lieutenant Forrest held a commission in the Territorial force, and was in charge of the fa.vapuna Cadets prior to leaving for the front. Second Lieutenant George M. Vavasour (killed) was the eldest son of Mr H. D. Vavasour, of Ugbrooke, Marlborough. He left- New Zealand with the 23rd Reinforcements, and was transferred to the Rifle Brigade in England. A brother who served at the front, as a member of the Royal 1' lying Corps, died in London some time ago after an operation. Second 1 Lieutenant N. Jickell (died of wounds) was the youngest and only surviving son of Mr S. Jickell, Borough Engineer, at Palmerston North. The deceased was a keen soldier, and was among the first to enlist, and left with the Main Body. He returned to New Zealand about twolve months ago and received his commission. He was an enthusiastic member of the Manawatu Mounted Rifles. The two other brothers —William, who gained the.D.S.O. and was afterwards granted a commission in the Imperial Army, and John—served, in the Boer war,* and both- died from disease contracted during that campaign. Private Patrick Sheridan.".reported to be .dangerously ill in one of tbie latest lists, is the eldest son. of Mir John Sheridan, merchant, of' Gißborhe. Private Joseph Sheridan, .also reported to bo seriously ill at the front, is •an uncle of the above, and-a. son ..of Mr Patrick Sheridan, of Pataaiga Crescent, Wellington. Private Joseph Sheridan was lately m the employ of the: Native Department, Auckland, and is an exscholar of the Marist Brothers'.School, Wellington. . Second Lieutenant Edmund Bromley Davy (died of wounds) was the eldest son of Mr.- and Mrs W. V. Davy, of Buekland, Auckland. For many years prior to enlisting he was salesman.' for the Fanners' Auctioneering Company, Hamilton and Te.Kuiti. He was a keen hockey player and a Waikato rep. His only brother (Lieut. W. H. Davy) left. New Zealand with the 23rd Reinforcements, and is medical officer at tho Now Zealand General Hospital, "Walton-on-Thames. . Tho death is announced of Captain W\Hedleyß. Baxter, Royal .Warwickshire Regiment, who was killed in action on "August 27th : (writes our-Lon-don correspondent).' , The youngest son of the late Mr William Baxter county engineer, Ashburton,. and of Mrs Baxter, Edgbaston, Captain Baxter was wounded on the Somme in July, 1916, but returned, to .his regiment last May, and shortly after was promoted captain. He was educated at Merchiston Castle, Edinburgh, and then went to Pembroke College, Cambridge, ; where he - gained his B.A. and LL.B. (with honours). A keen sportsman, he gained his Rugby Blue at tho University, and played twico for Cambridge against Oxford in the two years immediatelyrpreceding the war. Mr "W. M. Shand, of Wright, Stephenson and Co., Ltd., has received cabled advice that his brother, ■ Private G. D. Shand, of. the > 10th Reinforcements who has been in France for some two years, has been wounded and admitted to hospital at Birmingham, and is doing well. . Advice has been, received that Private J. H. Glasson, who left in the 22nd Reinforcements, .machine-gun section, has been" seriously wounded; and admitted to No._l Australian General Hospital, Rouen,' France. Private Glasson, who is well-known amongst the business people of Christchurch, is a son of Mr. J. H. Glasson, of the firm of Armstrong and Co." Lieutenant John ("Jock") Millar (killed) wag a son of Mrs A. C. and the late Mr John Millar, of - Bowmont street, Invercargill. He'was born in Inyercargill : 21 years ago,, and passed from the Middle to the Southland Boys' High School. Afterwards he joined tho Invercargill offico staff of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agcncy Co., Ltd. He left New Zealand with the 16th Reinforcements. A good allround athlete, Lieut.. Millar played behind the scrum for the Southland High School, and later wore the livery of the I.F.C. His last Invercargill appearance on the Rugby field w'as 'when he captained the 16th Reinforcements team which met Southland a season ago. While, on service a few months ago. he declined the position of A.D.C. to Colonel Russell, electing to remain with his unit. While Lieut. Millar was serving in France ho was drawn in the STOP IT! Loasby's Mighty Cough Cure. Tho ready-made cnre-quick Congh Mixtore, that hy merit alone has become the beat selling Cough Mixture in Canterbury. It i« tho only Menthol Cough Ctire, and it has been eo long before the public that its merits have won it first place m public estimation. It suits all ages, young or old. from babv to grandma. It j, "" glow all over the cheet, removesJie phlegm, causes the cough to break dowr, and eases the throat.' ▼> ♦ ' From all and _ Gr^l T" nl Is 6d. 2s 6d. and is 6d. £***% . the cheapest). Wholesale from all Merchants or A. M. LOASBT (With W. F. McArthur) The Only Prescribing CheraMt 5 era Colombo street, ChiiMchurch.

ballot, and was later posted in the "Gazette" among tho deserters —an unfortunate departmental error. Gunner John Drummond (killed) loft Now Zealand with the 4th Hointorcrments. He belonged to Port Chalmers. During the whole two and a half years of active service in Gallipoli aIKI France, he was continually on duty up to the time of his death. Sergeant James IvJward Carmichael (killed) was a splendid type of manhood, standing (jt't L'in in height. He was a member of tho Dunedin City J*iro Brigade for about twelve months, an<l then left for Auckland, where he joincfi tlie permanent staff of the Auckland City Fire Brigade. He subsequently returned to Dunedin. and when war broke out enlisted in the artillery, with the Main l>ody. "While in Egypt. Sergeant Carmichael was badly injured in a. train accidcnt. hut he subsequently recovered from his injuries, and then went to Franco. Lieutenant lx?slii> J. Nutting fmissing) icft with the 2-sth Reinforcements. He was educated at the Gisborne District High School, and tho Otago ®°. vs . High School, and afterwards fctiidied commercial law and other subjects at Otago University, where he showed much promise, and gained his LL.B. degree. Whilst at the 'varsity he was an active member of the sports club. Before going into camp he held a P os '" tion in the office of' the Collector of Customs, in Dunedin. By a recent mail Mrs "W. A. Jewell, of Barbadoes street, St. Albans, iecoived particulars of the death, late m July, of her son, Corporal Ronald F. Jewell, aged 23 years. He left New Zealand with the Artillery section ol the oth Reinforcements. He was formerly employed in the Wellington Woollen Company's warehouse, being the first to enlist and the first to tall from- that sj.aff. He played for Merivale Football Club, and was also an active member of the Union Rowing C'.ub. The younger brother, Sergeant Jasper Jewell, is on active service somewhere in France. In a letter received by Mrs Jewell, a friend of her late son gave details concerning his death. The position occupied by the battery was a hot one, and there was some difficulty in keeping up telephonic communication, the wires being continually cut by hostile shell-fire. Corporal Jewell had gone out to effect repairs, and while at this work he was shot, being killed instantaneously. A gunner who was assisting him at the time was a few yards down the line, and he escaped with a wound in the arm. The letter referred to the popularity of the deceased with all tho members of the battery, and this was endorsed in a letter which Mrs Jewe.ll received from his captain, who paid a high tribute to the keenness with which the late Corporal Jewell discharged his'military duties. Captain L. L. T Bush (wounded) is a son of Mrs J. M. Bush, Esk street, Invercargill. . He was educated at Christ's College, being head prefect in 1912, and on leaving College was articled to Messrs Duncan,, Cotterill and Co., and enlisted from, Christehurch with the 7th Reinforcements. He was wounded on the Somme, and again on the 12th inst., at Bellevue Spur. At present he is an inmate of the Wal-ton-on-Thames _ Hospital suffering from a wound in the shoulder and a fractured wrist. He was promoted captain when only 22 years of age. Private John George Henry Weir (killed) was the second son of the ?.ate Mr Matthew Weir and Mrs M. H. Weir. He was born at Sheffield in July, 1884-, and educated at the West Christchurch School. After leaving school he took up dairying with his mother at Riccarton, and was in that calling till the time of his enlistment. He left with the 19th Enforcements. Private J. R. Dann (killed) was the eldest son of Mr A. J. Dann,-of Hokitika, and grandson of ; Mrs Dann, of Sefton. He- left with the 12th Reinforcements, and was fighting in France with tho machine-gun section. He .was 19 years of age. Private T.'H. L. Corbett (killed) -was a son of Mr J. Corbett. Winchester street.. Although born at Ellesmere, he spent the greator portion of his life at Hornby, where he was educated at the local school, and then went on to the Christchurch Boys' High School. After finishing his education, ho worked on his father's farm until the latter retired. Private Corbett took a great interest in local matters, and became very popular throughout the Hornby district. He was a member of the Hornby Church choir for a number of years, and helped generally in church work. After his father's retirement ho took up a position with Messrs Petersen's, Ltd., jewellers, in order to learn watchmaking. Subsequently he -went North, and at the age of 25 years enlisted at Dannevirke with, the 21st Reinforcements. Private A. J. Wilson (killed) was a member of the Ist Canterbury Regiment, and son of Mr J. Wilson, Sherborne street, St. Albans. He received his education at the Wendon School, Southland, after which he took up farming pursuits, until about two and a half years ago, when he visited the Panama Exhibition. A few months after his return to New Zealand he enlisted in the 19th Reinforcements, and had been in several great battles, including Messines. He was 29 years of age. Private F. J. Waine (killed), of the New Zealand Medical Corps, is reported .to bo the son of Mr F. F. Waine, of Fyfe street, although Mr Waine's son left with the 20th Reinforcements, in tho infantry. Mr Waine, sen. } is well known in theatrical circles, and his son was educated at the diarist Brothers' Scbool, on leaving which, he was apprenticed to Mr W. Simpson, hairdresser and tobacconist, High street. He played cricket for East Christchurch, and was for a short time a member of the Marists' Football Club. He played hockey, fpr the Selwyn Club, and "was rery popular in athletic circles. Ho was a native of Christehurch, and .23 years of age. Private Waino took part in , the Messines battle, but contracted pleurisy, and was at the Convalescent Camp at Boulogne when Mr Simpson last received a letter from him. In this letter Private Waine, in describing a cricket match in France said: "I went over to the cricket nets, and was doing a bit of bowling, and some chap stood behind mc and was advising me. I turned round and saw —Joe Bennett." In a footnote to the letter he added: "When I get hack I am a regular subscriber to the Y.M.C.A. for life." Gunner Mark Nicholson (died of wounds) was educated at the Waitak* Boys' High School. On leaving school he took up sheepfarming, first at Benmore, and afterwards at Colonel J. C. Nichols' estate, Ivuriheka, where ho "was employed at the time of his enlistment. Gunner Nicholson was very well known in North Otago. He was a member of tho Waitaki first fifteen while a pupil at the school. Ho left New Zealand with the 11th Reinforcements. and was 22 years of age. Private Patrick ("Paddy") Manning (killed) was a well-known heavy-weight STOPS COUGHS AND BANISHES COLDS. Men, Women, and Children all over the • country use and know the worth of Dr. Sheldon's New Discovery. Are you one of them? If not, don't delay, but buy a bottle at once, and • be ready to pounce on to the first cold that makes its appearance. Don't forget, Dr. Sheldon's ew " Discovery is the ever-ready friend that should be in every houeshold to protect you from coughs and colds. Price. ]& Gd and 3s. Obtainable everywhere. * -

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