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HONOURS FOR SOLDIERS

Lt. Valentine Stacker, awarded the Military Cross, left New Zealand with the Main Body as a gunner in the Artillery. After the evacuation he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and t later went to France. He took part in the Somme offensive, and for remaining at his post during a heavy shell fire, when all the other officers had been killed or wounded, he was awarded the Military Cross Two of his brothers (Pte. L. and Gnr. H. Stacker) have both been killed in action, whils a third brothel' has bean discharged, being permanently incapacitated.

Lt. A. F. Thompson, Military Medal, is also a Main Body man. He left as a private, and took part in the Gallipoli campaign, where lie was wounded. For services on the Peninsula he was awarded the. Military Medal. After the evacuation he went to France-, where he was again severely wounded and invalided to England.

Sgt, F. H. Masters, M.M., left with the Main Body, and took part in tho Gallipoli operations. He was severely wounded at Messiiles, and for meritorious services he was awarded the Military Medal.

Pte.. H. L. Jail. M.M., is ah Auckland boy, and left with the 3rd Reinforcements. He took part in the operations at Gallipoli, where he Was wounded. 'On recovery he again landed on the Peninsular, and was there until the evacuation. He later went to France, where he was wounded for the second. time, and it was at the latter place that he won the Military Medal.

Sgt. Herbert James Langwell, M.M., is 33 years of age. He .joined the RifleBrigade (Lord Liverpool's Own) two years ago, leaving with the ' 9th Reinforcements. After .seeing service in Egypt, he went with his regiment to France, and was wounded in. the Battle of the Somme in 1916. He also fought with distinction at Messjnes, and won his medal for gallantry in that action. Mrs. Langwell received a cable only last Saturday stating th.it her son'had been admitted to hospital in Fraiice. Sgt. Langwell has two other brothers at the fvoht, Cpl. J. W; G. Langwell being it present in hospital as the result of injuries received in the Somme battle, while Gnr. S. H. Langwell, _ who has been fighting with the machine-gun section in France, is also invalided at the present time, being m the London General Hospital.

Pte. Roy Clemens, who in October last was dangerously gassed, and is still seriously ill, lias been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry on the field of action. Prior to leaving New Zealand, between two and three years ago, Pte. Clemen* was a member of the Garrison Artillery, and was stationed at Fort Cautley.

Sgt. Hector Dean, M.M., is a son of Mrs. M. Stephenson, of Birkdale, Auckland. He enlisted when 17 years of age, left with the Rifle Brigade, and has been three years on active service. Prior to enlistment, he was engaged as a machinist by the Steel Construction Company. His brother Walter, who left with the same Reinforcement, has been wounded, and is still in hospital. Another brother, who was wounded on Gallipoli, has retumid to New Zealand.

Rflmn. Joseph Adams, M.M., is the third son of Mr. Joesph Adams, of .Pukekohe. Rflmn. Adams is 22 years of ag« and was born and educated at Pukekohe. He was a member of the Pukekohe Fire Brigade and a prominent local footballer. An elder brother, R-nnm. George Adams, was killed in action last November.

Included in the late»t list of military honours is the\nahie of Reginald Eames Hunt, who has been awarded the Military Medal. The recipient is a son of Mrs. Pritchard, Main South-road, Ashburton. He sailed with the 11th Reinforcements, and has been through several big battles, being once wounded.

Capt. T. M. Wilkes, M.C., is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilkes, of Thames, and left witli one of the early rctnfoTceinents. He -was educated at the Thames High School and King's College. When war broke out Oapt. Wilkes was on the staff in New Zealand, and volunteered for active service.

Sgt. Henry (Harry) Price, D.C.M., ia the fifth Son of the late Mr. George Price, Thames, and volunteered Jot active service soon niter war broke out. leaving New Zealand with the 7th Reinforcements.

L.-Cpl. L. P. Moffa-tt, M.M., of the Auckland Signallers, \va& dangerously ■wounded at the Battle of Gravenstafei. He left New Zealand with the 7th Reinforcements (Waikato Mounteds). His brother, Sgt- George (Claude) Moffatt, who also left with the 7th Reinforcements,- and who gained his stripes in France, was twice mentioned for an award for gallantry at Messines and also at Gravenstafei, where he \ra& killed in action while leading his platoon on the morning of 4-th October. He left New Zealand with the Wellington Infantry.

Major John Connor, N.Z.M.C., who has been awarded the Military Cross, left New Zealand with the Main Body as a lieutenant in the. Field Ambulance, aftsr ho had passed his final medical examination. He was 'educated at the Otago Boys' High School and Ofcajjo University. He was on Gallipoli within two weeks of the landing, and continued on active service until after Messines. He is now on the medical staff at Wal-ton-on-Thames Hospital.

Pte. James Glassy, of R.uapuna, M.M., left with the 9th Reinforcements. He is one of four fighting brothers, one of whom was killed at Gallipoli.

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HONOURS FOR SOLDIERS, Evening Post, Volume XCV, Issue 7, 8 January 1918

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