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Advice haa been received that Dr P. Stewart, late senior surgeon of the Dunedin Hospital, has passed his F.R.C.S. (Edinburgh) with great credit. Nrvs nas hern received in Timaru that Harold Lewis, who left for the front as a memner, of the Ambulance Corps, had died at sea from pneumonia. Ho was 20 rears of ago, and was tho only son of tho iatc Mr John Lewis, nurseryman. Ho was a bright lad, and was learning the engineering trade. He took a very keen interest in ambulance work, in which hu was exceptionally well up, and as soon as the war broke out ha determined to go to .(ho front to serve Ids country, lie had some difficulty at first in getting away, bat with patriotic enthusiasm ho persisted in Ills application, and finally was selected. He was a very popular voting man, and his death at sea will bo deplored by all who knew him, while general sympathy will bo extended to his mother and sister. Tho Hon. Jas. Alien, Minister of Defbnce, telegraphed to Mrs Lewis on Saturday expressing his deep sympathy with her" on the loss of her son.

Amongst a small batch of officers who left to-day to join tho third Expeditionary Force are Major I*. R. Fordham. of the 4th Otago Regiment, and Major F. Waite, N.Z.E.

The many friends In this City of Mr W. A. Gibb, manager at Sydney of the National Insurance Company, will hoar with regret of the sudden death of his wife there this morning. Mr and Airs Gibb were looking forward with zest to their bi-annual visit to Dunedin, which waa due at the end of this month.

Prior to his leaving tho district the members of tho Mornmgton Presbyterian Church choir met their- organist and choirmaster (Mr H. Knowles) and presented him with an umbrella, suitably inscribed, as a mark of the esteem in which he is held by them. The recipient suitably responded.

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PERSONAL, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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PERSONAL Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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