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_ Sir Robert Stout returned to Wellington from Mostcrton last (.'veiling. News was received last week that Sergeant William Bey, only son of Dr. Bey, Greytown, had been killed iu action in France 011 August 2.1 Sergeant Bey gave up liis farm and enlisted as a. private, leaving as sergeant with the Twenty-fifth Reinforcements. Sergeant Bey was a general favourite with all who knew him, and leaves a large number who will mourn his "loss. Ho was the oldest grandson of Rev. T. Porritt, Seatoun. Advice has been received by Mrs. Andrew, of Kensiryton Street, H>nr her son., Omine: Keith Andre*;, "had died of influf;ii?a and bufi buried at sea. The late Oimner Andi'aw, iviio was educated at the Terrace School and Wellington College, was onlv .i) *ears of ago. Previous to enlisting he was on the clerical .-taff of tlio Colonial Carrying Company. He left New Zealand with the Fortieth Reinforcements. Corporal Jack Irnst (killed in action) was widely known throughout Australasia as a champion cyclist and i winner of innumerable road races, states a Press Association message from Christchurch. When he enlisted ho was farming in North Canterbury. He leaves a. widow. His brother is Dick Arnst. ex-champion sculler. Mr. S. Hill, of Auckland, and formerly of Wellmgton, has been advised that' his son, Lieutenant W. J. B. Hill, of Auckland, has died cf wounds. Lieutenant Hill was a member of the literary staff of the Auckland "Herald" when war broke out, and at onco volunteered for service, and went forward with the Expeditionary Force to Samoa, where ho was known as one of tho joint editors of the "Pull Thro','' the first active service paper published by n New Zeala'nd Expeditionary Force in tho present war. Ho afterwards wont to Egypt and Gallipoli, and was wounded in action in France last year, and came back to New Zealand to rccruit his health. Ho returned to France a few months ago, and only recently a lettor was received from Lieutenant T. Noblo Bcasley (formerly of Tun Dominion staff), stating that ho and Lieutenant 11)11 had tho pleasure of conducting Messrs. Frank Thomson and H. 0. Brown (secretaries to tho Prime Minister and Sir Joseph Ward respectively) ovor the trench system of the New Zealand section on the Western front. ' Lieutenant Kill was unmarried. Ho was a very good cricketer. was a life member of the Wellington Football Club, and was popular in Press circles. Mr. A. Dentico, of Tasman Street, has received cabled advico that his brother, Edmund Dentico., has been transferred to tho Convalescent Hospital at Hornchurch. News was rcceivod yesterday that Robert Withers, youngest son of Mr. William Withers, of Wadestown, had been killed in action on September 1. Prior to enlistment the late Mr. Withers was employed by Messrs. Sargood, Sou, and Ewen, at their' Auckland branch, and lie left New Zealand with the Twenty-third Reinforcements. Mr. Tl. IT. Oakley, n member of tho Savage Club, and a popular entertainer in more ways than one, is removing to Auckland. l'rivato Georgo Albert Heaven, of Trentiiam Camp, died at the Military Hospital' there on Friday night, the cause of death being cerebro haemorrhage.' Ho was 3G years of age and married; his next-of-kin being his wife, Mrs. A. E. Heaven, Worcester Street, Christchurch. Private Oswald Bentley died at Victoria Hospital on Sunday morning. Death was due to a gunshot wound in the head, received iu action. J

The many friends of Mr. J. R. Gibbons, chief reporter of tho "Evening Post," and Mrs. Gibbons (who is well known as an enthusiastic war worker), will regret to learn that their eldest son, Gunner I.luon Gibbons, has died of influenza and was buried at sea on September 6, while on his way to the front. The late Gunner Gibbons was educated, at tlio To Aro and Terrace Schools and Wellington College, and was only 19 years of age when he enlisted. At tho time he enlisted, Gunner Gibbons was a member of the literary staff of the "Evening Post." He was for about two years a member of D Battery, and was also a member of the Star Boating Club. Joining the Fortieth Reinforcements, be was attached to the N.Z.F.A., and vhije_ in camp exercised his journalistic training and ability in editing and producing the artillery camp journal, "Tlio Dialsight." Mr. T. Dwan returned to Wellington from Syduey by the Moeraki yesterday. Engineer-Lieutenant Ewnn, of tho Indian Marine, arrived in Wellington yesterday by the Moeraki from Sydney. Lieutenant Ewan, who is on furlough, was before the outbreak of war, an engineer in the Union Steam Ship Company's service. Nows lias been received by the Defence Department that Sergeant Norman G. Saunders, who sailed with tlio Fortieth Reinforcements, died at sea fioin influenza. He enlisted with tho Twenty-eight Reinforcements, was promoted to corporal, and after.vards to sergeant. For about twelve mouths he was on tho instructional staff of the CI Camp, but was drafted for the front with the Fortieth Reinforcements. Sergeant Saunders was the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Saunders, and brother of Mr. A. Saunders, of Shannon. For some years he was engaged in tlio hemp and timber industries in the Nelson district. Ha leaves a widow to'mourn his loss. An arrival at Wellington ,from Sydney by the Moeraki yesterday was Mr. Ting Slioa, of the Chinese Consular Service, Mr. Shoa, who was secretary at the Consulate at Vancouver, has been transferred to a similar position here. The death on active service is announced of Private William H. Hannah, son of Mr. J, F. Hannah, of Carterton. Private Hannah was nmember of tho Twelfth Reinforcements, and after seeing a good deal of servico in France, was wounded. After recovering, ho was again sent forward, and had a good run till this latest push, when ho was severely wounded, and eventually succumbed. He was 33 years of age, and prior to enlisting been in the employ of she Agricultural Department, Fields Division, ( and was stationed in Carterton. Mrs. Lenliam, Mount Victoria Sigiul Static.i, has been notiSil.-that I 'or nephew, Company Sergeant-Major \\. E. Garrett, M.M., who left New Zealand with the Sixth Rcinforoomonts, has been severely wounded. Private W. B. Dick, reported killed in action, was the second youngest son of Mr. D. Dick. Central Terrace, ICclI burn, and' left New Zealand with tno Thirty-third Reinforcements. _ For somo three or four years he was in the accountancy branch of Whitcombe and Tombs, Ltd., Wellington, but previous fo entering camp had been with the T'aramomit Service of New Zealand, Ltd. His younger brother, Frank, formerly on the staff of the D.1.C., who left with the Fifteenth Reinforcements, and was. severely gassed in the earlier part, of the year, is now doing hospital duty in England. Mr. W. A. Veitch. M.P. for WangalMii, is a visitor to Wellington. The Mayor (Mr. J. W. M'EwanV nfc the meeting of the Petone Borough Council last evening, stated that four more young men, forner residents of the borough had made the supreme sacrifice at the front. The. names or the deceased were Sergeant R. S. Jones, T. L. Powell, Ii- C. Percy, and Christian M'Gregor. Reference was also made to Private "R. Cargill, who bad died at sea while on his way tn tho front. The late Sergeant Jones was a son of Mr. E. Jones, plumber, and a well-known, bowler; Private Percy was n son of a descendant of one of tlio borough's' earliest settlors; Private M'Gregor was a son of Mr. and Mrs. M'Gregor, of Korokoro, and Private Powell was a son of Mr. J. W. Powell, who has been a resident of Petone for many years. Private Cargill s mother I'vcs in Buick Street, Petone. It was decided to send letters of condolence to the relatives of the deceased. Among those Wairarapa soldiers who have recently been killed in action are Rifleman Alex. Foreman, son of Mr. Georire Foremari, of Gladstone', Gunner C.. Summers, son of Mr. W. Summers, of Masterton; and Private Leigh Perov, brother of Mrs. Frank Percy, of To Ore. Ore, and of Mrs. Rupert Hatch, of Masterton. Mr. Charles Cooper, a well-known citizen of Auckland, dropped dead while walking to a train on Saturday morning. Mr. Cooper had suffered from heart trouble for a considerable time, so his sudden death was not, t-herefore. quite -unexpected. He was born in Brompton. Surrey, in 1842, and was, therefore, 76 years of Ho came to Now Zealand when quite a young man, and for many years was a parner in the firm of, Champtaloup and Cooper, booksellers. Mr. Cooper was a studious man, deeply interested in scientific research, and was an enthusiastic member of the Auckland Institute, also a member of the council of tho Institute for the Blind. Mr. James T. Hare, at present a resident of Titahi Bay, has received cable advice that his son, James Thomas Hare, jun., First Battalion, 0.1.8., Fourteenth Reinforcements, was killed at tlio front on August 25. Deceased, who was 45 years of age, was born at Dunedin, and was educated at • the Arthur Street School in that city. Prior to enlisting, lie was a miner at Westport, and was Past Grandmaster of the 1.0.0. F. Lodge, Apiti. Regret will be expressed at the news of tho death at sea of Mr. David Fisher, of 35 Majoribauks Street.' Tno deceased, who was a carpsnter by trade, was known locally as a man of fine inventive faculty, and a company was only recently formed in Wellington to exploit his' invention for the making of a new kind of cistern and other receptacles for holding water, from a mixturo of cement and naper pulp, a fabric said to withstand the effects of water indefinitely. He was on his way to London (under arrangement with the Government authorities here) to float bis patent m England, when his death from a very virulent form of influenza took place. He leaves a wife and three young children—ono girl and two bo.vs-with whom much sympathy will be expressed. ,

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Dominion, Dominion, Volume 11, Issue 308, 17 September 1918

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PERSONAL ITEMS Dominion, Volume 11, Issue 308, 17 September 1918

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