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SIR HUGH ACLAND TO STAND

MAYORAL ELECTION IN MAY NOMINATION BY CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION Sir Hugh Acland, C.M.G., C.8.E., F.R.C.S., has consented to stand for the mayoralty at the elections to be held'in May, in the interests of the Christchurch Citizens' Association. Sir Hugh had been asked to stand by deputations and individuals, and on Saturday afternoon he told Mr W. S. Mac Gibbon, chairman of the general committee of the association, that he would do so. Announcing Sir Hugh's candidature, Mr Mac Gibbon said that the association was delighted to have secured as its candidate a man with such a record of service. As a surgeon, Sir Hugh had achieved fame for his work during the war among the New Zealand troops, and since that time he had been consistently interested in anything which might be for the benefit of Christchurch. In all his work Sir Hugh had been ably assisted by Lady Acland, who, if her husband were elected. would continue, as Mayoress, to assist him in his civic duties.

Career of Candidate Sir Hugh Thomas Dyke Acland was born in Christchurch in 1874, the son of the Hon. J. B. A. Acland, M.L.C., of Mount Peel. He was educated at Mr T. S. Baker's preparatory school, French Farm, Christ's College, University of Otago, and St. Thomas's, London. He was a civil surgeon in the Boer War, and in 1901, 1902, and 1903 was obstetrical physician and resident medical officer at St. Thomas's Home, London. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians. In 1903, he returned to Christchurch, and became ,an honorary surgeon of the Christchurch Public Hospital. In the Great War he held the rank of major in the New Zealand Medical Corps and served in Egypt, Port Said, Salonika, and France' In 1917, he was appointed consulting surgeon to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force Hospitals in England, and he held this appointment to the end of the war. He returned to New Zealand in 1919, and Is at present a colonel in the New Zealand Army Medical Corps Reserve. He resumed his services as honorary surgeon at the Christchurch HospitaJ, and in 1929 was made an honorary consulting surgeon.

Executive Positions Jlc was one of the founder PY'llows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and a member of the executive of the New Zealand Division of the College. He has been an examiner in surgery at the University of Otago. In 1921, when the Government instituted an enquiry into hospital matters, he was appointed a member of the Hospital Commission. He is chairman of the Canterbury - Marlborough-Nelson-Westland Division of the New Zealand branch of the British Empire Cancer Campaign Society, and has been president of the Canterbury Division of the New Zealand branch of the British Medical Association, holding a position on the executive of the New Zealand branch. In 1927, he was elected to the North Canterbury Hospital Board, of which he is still a member. He headed the poll in at least two elections.

CANDIDATE FOR CITY COUNCIL Mr C. E. Jones, of C. E. Jones, Ltd., 174 Manchester street, is definitely an nounced as a candidate for a seat on the Christchureh City Council. Mi Jones already has served on that body, and at present is a member of the Christchureh Tramway Board.

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SIR HUGH ACLAND TO STAND, Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21407, 25 February 1935

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SIR HUGH ACLAND TO STAND Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21407, 25 February 1935

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