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PERSONAL, Issue 15639, 2 November 1914
3Jr .1. I'. Qiwh-li <d’ Mo.sgiel) has been returned without opposition as representative on the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board for the combined district of Mosgid Borough and Taiori County. ..Mrs Hasdett died at her residence in High street yesterday, aged 66 year*. The deceased lady, who was a daughter of Mr Thos. Coleman lof Victoria), and who married the late .Mr James Hazlett in 1867, returned from a trip to Japan only a, week or two ago, Mr C. J. Clay, who hns been appointed district, inspector for the United InsurI amo Company. was presented on kaluri day with a solid leather suit case hy the ; .staff of the New Zealand Loan and ’Mcr- • cantik' Agency Company, Ltd., witl t whom | i'.e has boon eonnectod for home lime in I charge of their insurance agency. The'manager (Mr (J. W Sare), in making the presentation, made iv.fojonco to Mr Cray’s popularity with all members of (,he skiff, and wished him everv suroas* in his new position. Mr Cray suitably responded. Tho late. Mi Charles Thoma.s Benzoin, who died at Wellington hud. week, had a. long and varied career. The de: eased gentleman was 81. years of age. and was bora in London, whore he •watered commercial life. Whan the* Crimean War broke out, Mr Jtenzopi joined the army mi-dic al frorvicu. He; passed various medical staff corps examinations with credit, after which he been mo » member of Lord Klein* expedition to China. Subsequently Mr Benzoin was employed in China in ordnance details for the bom hardmem. of Canton and in other gunboat duties on Hie Canton River. -He then been me attached to the Royal KngiiKois, and witnessed the destruction of the Takn forts. When he toturned to England lie studied in the Cer.-e----ral tJurgcry at Aldershot, and later became compounder of medicines with the Royal Artillery staff. Tie also saw service ’in Biitish XmHi Amciica witb the Guards and Rifio Brigade. He then canto to New Zealand and participated in the .Maori , War, serving under General Cameron in j the Waikato. When the soldiers- returned | to England Mr IJenzoni remained, follow- j ing mining and journalistic jnirsniis in the ■ Auckland district until JB7C. 1 hm> years j inter lift became chief dork in tho Public. Works and Goldfields Department, and in 3879 became Aspistant-L'iider-fieeretary. The deceased was a mein her of th • W.-i----lington City Council from 3885 until 3887. and also sat upon the Thorrdon Pchool Commit-'.eo for many years.
The late Mr Joseph Ciuunhr-rhriiib rsial-s is valued at £129.019.
Mr <l. F. Mayhcw, who died on Friday, alter a very lengthy illness, trill be respectfully remembered in the printing trade., He lield "a frame” on the ‘Evening Star ’ <lO years ago, having joined the companionship in the old office in Stafford street.
PERSONAL, Issue 15639, 2 November 1914
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