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OBITUARY

—♦- MR E. F. SANDFORD Mr Edwin Frederick Sandiord, who died in Christchurch recently, was prominent in rifle shooting for a large number of years. He was born in Heathcote Valley in 1879. and spent most of his childhood there. With his family he moved to Christchurch and completed his schooling at the West Christchurch School. Mr Sandford was apprenticed to photo-engraving with the process department of "The Press" when he was aged 15. About the same time he joined the Christchurch City Guards Volunteers as a bugler, and quickly became proficient in rifle shooting. Both his grandfather and his father had been champion marksmen. At the first, gathering of the Dominion Rifle Association at Trentham in 1902. Mr Sandford finished twenty-

third for,the championship. -In the two following years he was third and fourth respectively, and was chosen for the New Zealand team which visited Bisley in 1904. At Bisley, Mr Sandford won the Corporation of the City of London's competition, the Queen's Rifle, and other trophies. He continued to compete in most of the important meetings in New Zealand for about 20 years. winning the Service championship at Trentham in 1913, and the Canterbury and South Island champioriship. In 1911 he was a member of the New Zealand team which beat Australia in the Empire and Gordon Highlanders' Trophy matches. Mr Sandford acted as photographer for "The Press" during the tour by the Prince df Wales in 1920. and shortly after that he retired from his position as head of the process department. He lived in Rangiora. for about two years, and then moved to Monck's Spur,, Redcliffs, where he lived until a short time before his death. He was chairman of the Redcliffs School Committee, and had been a member of the Sumner Borough Council. MR J. HOGAN "The death has occurred of Mr Jack Hogan, of Wanganui, a former All Black footballer, aged 64 years. Mr Hogan was born in Wanganui and educated at the Wanganui Marist Brothers' School. He took a keen interest in all forms of sport, particularly Rugby. In 1907 he was selected in an All Black team which toured Australia under Mr J. Hunter, Fordell. On the formation of the League code in Wanganui, Mr Hogan became a member of the Eastern Club, and in 1913 was selected for the New Zealand League team which toured Australia that year. In 1906 he won the Louis Cohen cup for the best all-round athlete in Wanganui. He rowed for the Aramoho Boating Club and represented it at many regattas.

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OBITUARY, Press, Volume LXXXI, Issue 24728, 20 November 1945

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OBITUARY Press, Volume LXXXI, Issue 24728, 20 November 1945

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