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CHRISTCHURCH WOUNDED

A POPULAR OFFICER.

(By Telegraph.—Press Aesuciation.) Christehurch, May 7,' Major A. E. Loach, of the 13th (North Canterbury and Westland) Regi. ment, who has been wounded, is an officer greatly admired and respected by, bis men. Born in 187(j at .Birmingham,' Warwickshire, England, ho came out with his parents to Sydney in 1887, and received his first military training in the New South Wales Public School Cadets. He was attached for a timo "i 1890,t0 the New South Wales Lancers, and after coming to New Zealand ho joined tho Geraldine Rifles (1888-99).-110 served in the .South African War (1!)0()-1901), and took part in tho operations in the Oraugo Free State and the Transvaal, including actions near. Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Diamond Hill. Ho was also present during operations in tho Transvaal cast of Pretoria from July to November, 1900, including the actions at lleit Vlei and Ithenoste'r Kop. He has the Queen'* Medal with five clasps. Hc commanded the Queen's Cadets, Christehurch, in 1907. and the following year took command of the Christchurch Cycle Corps, which post he held until the inauguration of the Territorial training scheme, 4 vhen he was appointed second in command of the 13th (North Canterbury, and Westland) Regiment. Private G. Fraser, a Canterbury man who joined tho Otago Company to make up the southern quota, was a prominent member of the Highland Pipe Band. Ho was elected pipe-major of tho Pipe Band that went away with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and acted in that capacity while in Egypt. Sergeant J. S.' Hilson was a prominent oarsman and footballer. He waa an exceptionally strong man, and represented the Canterbury Rowing Club in many important events. He joined the first Expeditionary Force on the outbreak of war, and-was quickly promoted to sergeants' rank. / THE LATE PRIVATE H. NEWTON' Private H. Newton, the news of whose death from wounds has just coma to hand, was particularly well known in Wellington, and deep sympathy will go out to his in Nelson from a wide circle of his friends in all parts of , New Zealand. He took a prominent part in the school life at Nelson College, and for several years was one of the best footballers in the first fifteen. . He displayed considerable prowess in amateur athletics, and still *bolda the college record for tho long jump, which stood for a long time as a school record for Australasia. He did good service for the Oriental Club as wing-three-quarter for the senior team, and at-the age of nineteen played representative football, for Hawke's Bay. He had been employed as a civil engineer in. the Public Works Department for the pa-Bt five years, and the news of his death will be received with deep regret by the many friends who held him in such high esteem.

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CHRISTCHURCH WOUNDED, Dominion, Volume 6, Issue 2456, 8 May 1915

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CHRISTCHURCH WOUNDED Dominion, Volume 6, Issue 2456, 8 May 1915

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