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DISTINGUISHED NEW ZEALANDER

GENERAL R. H. DAVIES, C.B.

New ZeaWders and past member^ of the New Zealand Defence Forces will feel particularly, proud of tho honour which has been conferred upon General R. H. Da vies, 0.8., in appointing him to the command of the 6th Infantry Division, which is now serving with the troops in Europe. The appointment is an exceptional one and is the first that has been conferred upon any colonial omcer in the history of the Empire. General Davies, as is well known, commenced his military career with the old New Zealand- Volunteer Force. While pratising as a surveyor in Taranaki he passed through the ranks of the Hawera Mounted Rifles to captain. In 1899 he was appointed to the command of the North Island Company in the First New Zealand Contingent which went to South AfricaLater he commanded the 3rd, ith, and Bth Contingente, and achieved the dis* Unction of being the only colonial ■officer who- was given command of a mobile column during the South African War, Ho "was thrice mentioned' in despatches, was awarded the Queen's medal with five clasps and the King's medal with two clasps, and was made a C.B. Upon his return tc. New 'Zealand he became Inspector-General of the Dominion Defence Force*, and later ho was attached to the War Officfe in London. From, there he was appointed to an importtont command in the British Army. N«w Zealanders will follow his career in the present war with both pride and interest. ,

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DISTINGUISHED NEW ZEALANDER, Evening Post, Volume LXXXVIII, Issue 53, 31 August 1914

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DISTINGUISHED NEW ZEALANDER Evening Post, Volume LXXXVIII, Issue 53, 31 August 1914

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