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OBITUARY.

MR BRUCE MORISON (SPECIAL TO "THE PBE3S.") WELLINGTON, February 25. News has teen received from Uganda of the death of Mr Bruce H. Morison, M.C., of "Wellington,, elder son of the late Mr C. B. Morison, K.C., and grandson of tho late Colonel T. M. Haultain, of Auckland. Mr Morison left New Zealand in IVI-* with the Main Body of the Expeditionary Force, and served with the Wellington Infantry Regiment Until the end of the war. He subsequently obtained an .appointment under the Lntish Colonial Office sis an Assistant District Commissioner, in which appointment lie was serving at the time of his death. Mr Morison recently visited New Zealand on furlough to see his relatives and have some trout fishing. He was a brave eoldier and a keen sportsman. He had shot a, good deal of big game during the few years he was in Uganda. ME T. A. MUNT. 11'ilKSS ASSOCIATIOK IXLEOBAMB.) WELLINGTON, February 25. A private cable message has been received stating that Mr T. A. Munt died on the steamer Osterley, in the Australian Bight on the voyage to England. Mr Munt was a member of the well-Known carrying firm of Munt, Cottrell and Co. He left Wellington by the Unmaroa, a few weeks ago, with' his wife and daughter, en route to England for a holiday trip. MR J. N. SANSOM. (PBESS ASSOCIATION TELBGBAM.) AUCKLAND, February 25. One of the pioneers of journalism in Auckland. Mr Thomas J. N. Sansom, died to-day, aged 90 years. Arriving •from England in 1842, Mr Sansom started one of the city's earliest newspapers the "Examiner," of which he was printer and editor. Then he was associated with the "New Zealander" and "Southern Cross," transferring to the "Herald" shortly after its establishment in 1863. Later, Mr Sansom started a Maori paper at Gisborne; but an accident which incapacitated him for several months, compelled hia retire'ment. CAPTAIN H. CLATDEN. Very sincere regret was expressed in shipping and commercial circles on receipt of the news of the death of Captain Herbert Clayden, the Sauth Island Superintendent for the Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company, Limited. The late Captain Clayden was the third son of Mr John Carter Clayden, and was born at Ellouigh Hall, Beccles, Suffolk, England, on December 2Sth. 187 ft. He was a grandson of Mr William Clayden, of .I/yttelbnry, Essex. In his youth Captain Clayden was apprenticed to the Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company and he remained in the company's employ continuously til his death. As master of the com-' pany's liner. Arawa, Captain Clayden was well known and highly esteemed by those who had the privilege of travelling in that steamer when it was under Ids command. It will bo recalled that on the outbreak of the great war tho Arawa was one of the ocean-going passenger steamers which was pressed into tho service of the Government foiv the transport of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and that a portion of the Main Body was conveyed by her to the front. Captain Clayden took command of the Arawa in 1907 and was master of the vessel for 11 years. Five years ago he was appointed Marine Superintendent to the Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company for the South Island, a position he held at the time of his death. Of a genial, happy nature, the late Captain Clayden was held in high esteem by commercial men, thoso engaged in shipping, arid by the travelling public. Ho was a keen golfer and a much respected member of the Cliristchurch Golf Club. Captain Clayden is survived by hia widow and one daughter. A Press Association message from Auckland announces the death of Sergeant W. J. Millet, aged fifty-five years, who for the last two and a-half years has been in charge of Devonport Police Station.

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OBITUARY., Press, Volume LX, Issue 18007, 26 February 1924

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OBITUARY. Press, Volume LX, Issue 18007, 26 February 1924

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