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PERSONAL MATTERS

it is anuounced by the Defence Minister that the Third New Zealand' Man try Brigade is to be commanded by Colonel Fulton, wjio was second in command with the Samoan Expedition. Colonel Fulton is a son of the late General Fulton, of Dunedin, and. like his father, has had years of service in the Indian Army. Colonel Fulton went to youth Africa with the New Zealand Forces with the rank of captain. On his return from Samoa he "djjid charge of the camp at Rangiotu. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Fuller returned to Wellington by the Lyttelton ferry boat to-day. Mr. C. M. Luke and Sirs. Luke returned from a visit to Christ-church this morning. Mr. John Borton, an old identity of North Otago, died recently in his ninetieth year. He was well known as a breeder of merino sheep. The death has occurred in the Wellington Hospital of Mr. John ODea, a wellknown Mangaweka settler. Deceased has left a widow and eight children. Mr. J. C. Crawford, son of Mr. H. D. Crawford, of Wellington, is at Salonika, probably despatch carrier, as he was doing that work in France a short time ago. Captain John Fairchild, N.Z.M.C., is at present in Egypt. He wae reported as not at all well, but letters received in Wellington last week state that he is much better in. health. A Press Association telegram from Blenheim states that Mr. John J. Ward, a prominent builder and contractor in Marlborough, aged 60, was knocked down by a trap while cycling yesterday, and died to-day. The Mayor of Wellington, who will be present at the conference of patriotic committees at Palmerston North to-mor row, will attend to some other matterl, in thb Manawatu, and will probably not return to the city until early next month. Mr. J. Douglas Davys, formerly on the staff of Messrs. Chapman, Skerrett, Tripp, and Blair, of Wellington, was on Tuesday admitted at Hamilton before 'Mr. Justice Stringer, as a solicitor of the. Supreme Court. Mr. Davys is at present in practice in Matamata, in the Waikato Country. The Right Rev. Dr. Cleary, Romnn Catholic Bishop, Auckland, has left on an extended visit to America and Itah and the British Isles, and if possible hi will also go to the Western front. Tlu Mayor of Auckland called on him, and on behalf of the citizens wished him a pleasant holiday and God-speed, and Sir Joseph Ward and nearly all the clergy jin Auckland city and suburbs bade hire I farewell. A cheque for a very sut stantial amount was handed to Bishoj j Cleary, from his many friends throughout the Dominion. His Lordship hopea to return to Auckland about the-end a December next. Professor Neckelsonn, an expert 'in French legerdemain, who is appearing at His Majesty's Theatre, was born at Reims, in France, and served with the army until, at Verdun, he met with a serious accident to one of his legs, and a troublesome knee kept him in a hospital for six months, and ended his career with the army. The professor is proud of the fact that, out of a family of eight boys, six of his brothers are now fighting for France, one having recently been wounded/ and he is, moreover, naturally proud of his country's achievements against the common foe of the Allies. • Mr William Watt, one of Wellington's best-known shipwrights, died1 at his residence in Clyde-quay yesterday, after a short illness. The deceased,.who was in his 70th year, was born in Aberdeen, and learned his trade in Hall's shipbuilding yards in that city.. It was there that the Cutty- Sark, on which Captain Dawson, Harbourmaster at Wellington, served for some time, the Thermopylae,, and other famous ■ old-timo. clippers were built,- and it was Mr. Hall who founded the well-known Aberdeen Line. The late Mr,' Watt was carpenter on several vessels before he came to New Zealand in the barque Chandire in, the early 70s. He landed in Nelson, and after residing there for some time he removed to- Wellington, where he remained until his death. About a fortnight ago he became ill while working at the Patent Slip for the Union Company, and he passed away yesterday. He has two sons (Lieutenant W. Watt, at present in camp, and Mr. G. G. Watt, of Manners-street), and a daughter.

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PERSONAL MATTERS, Evening Post, Volume XCI, Issue 70, 23 March 1916

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PERSONAL MATTERS Evening Post, Volume XCI, Issue 70, 23 March 1916

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