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ASHLEY BANK ROLL OF HONOUR.

UNVEILING CEREMONY.

On Friday evening there was a large gathering of the Ashley Bank residents at the schoolroom*, on the occasion of the unveiling of the district. Roll of Honour- Mr C. Downing, fhnirmqn of the Ashley Patriotic Committee,, presided. and among those present were Mr G. W. Forbes, M.P., and the Hon., D. Buddo, M.P. The proceedings included a musical programme given by Mesdamee Ghappeli, - and Strachan, Misses Bowbyes, DalzieL and Howes, the Rev* W. H. Howes, Messrs J. E. Strachan, J. Noble, and W. Tindall. A recitation was also given by Miss Buckley.

The unveiling ceremony was performed by Mr Forbes. 1b the course of his address he said that it was a source of gratification that so many of the young men of North Canterbury had responded to the call to arms, the district being practically depleted of air eligible for service. He emphasised the point that the war was not one of armies, but a war of the people, and the side that showed the most resoluto and national stamina in the struggle would be the winners- He urged auto keep this fact steadily in mind, and to continue to give willingly and cheerfully home service and money without stint, in support of the Em-

pire's soldiers who were bravely and, so nobly sacrificing themselves m , their country's cause. He hoped that the Roll of Honour would be an inspiration to even greater effort than in the past to make the lot of our men at the front as happy as possible. Wo in New. Zealand were in a position to stick it to the finish. When, the Government asked for financial assistance by way of loans it was the hounden duty of everyone able to help to. dp so to the utmost of his means. .. , „ Mr Forbes then unveiled the Honours Board, and the audience rose and stood for some moments, m. silence out of respect to those who have made tne supreme sacrifice, . Short addresses of an appropriate character were also, given bv the Rev. F. E. East and the Hon. D. Buddo. The Honours. Board, which is. of polished oak, and of handsome design, has the following names inscribed on it Private A. Booker, Sergeant J. A. Loffhagen, M.M., Pnvates H Gorrie, F J. A Eraser, D. J- Llewellin, W. JDavis, Bugler V. E. Jennings, P"^ at « 3 W. R. E. Booker, W.R. M. Croft, J. Baker, W. Stewart, F.W. Moore, H. Peach, F. W. Pilcher, R. Miller, W. ARowe, E. 0. Bailey, and A. Three of the men, namely, Sergeant Loffhageni and Privates J. Baker and W. Stewart, havo made the supremo sacrifice. .

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ASHLEY BANK ROLL OF HONOUR., Press, Volume LIV, Issue 16282, 5 August 1918

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ASHLEY BANK ROLL OF HONOUR. Press, Volume LIV, Issue 16282, 5 August 1918

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