Nlr James T. M'Auiey, who was a member of tho first New- Zealand contingent for South Africa, died at Nelson on Tuesday. Mr M'Auiey was a gunner in the Permanent Artillery, and was one of tho first men in Auckland to volunteer for service in South Africa. Ho had a good record while with the colors, and to his medal were attached clasps for Diamond Hill, Driefoiilein, Johannesburg, Paardeburg, and relief of Kimberley. At Doornspruit he was the hero of a sensational escape from tho Boers while on convoy work. He escaped across open country under a verv heavy fire, and rejoined his comrades unscathed, though bullets had passed through his clothing, no fewer than three going through his hat. It is understood that Mr Edmund Clifton, director of the fields division of the Department of Agriculture, will retire on superannuation on completion of his present appointment in charge of the New Zealand exhibit at the Panama Exhbition. Mi»s Hilda M 'Loren, on the occasion of leaving Dunedin for Napier, was tho recipient of quite a number of presents from her many friends at the Hanover Street Baptist Church and Sunday school. As became tho daughter of the senior deacon of the church, Miss M’Laren had been closelv associated with tho work of the church and school. Presentations were made by the pastor (tho Rev. R. 8. Gray) and the superintendent of tho Sunday rSchoJ on behalf of the choir, tho Sunday School and the Young Ladies’ Sewing Circle. together with the expression of regard and esteem from Miss M'Laren's many friends, and all good wishes for her happiness in tho new sphere in which she would be engaged. The Tort Chalmers Council yesterday evening passed a motion expressing appreciation of Lord Roberts’s lifelong services to the Britkh Empire, and recording a tribute of respect to the great soldier’s memory.
Mr James Simpson, who was taught in Dunedin’, went to Wellington to eing tenor eolo parts at the Choral Society’s concert this month, and mode a good impression. The ‘Dominion’ says: ‘‘The new tenor is one who will be very welcome here in the future. Ho has a beautiful voice of specially good and. oven quality.”
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PERSONAL, Evening Star, Issue 15658, 24 November 1914
PERSONAL Evening Star, Issue 15658, 24 November 1914
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