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LATEST FROM EUROPE

Official news this morning advises that the Numbers was also sunk by Rear-Admiral Sturdee off the Falkland Islands, The Dresden alone remains temporarily at large. Trafnloads of corpses continue to be despatched from Belgium eastwards for cremation. Russia fs pouring In reinforcements, mostly Siberians and Cossacks, Poland fs a land of fearful devastation, and Vienna fs a vast hospital. General Botha announces that the rebellion is ended, and that the Government’s attention will now bo devoted to German South-west Africa. GOING TO THE FRONT. The employees of J. Roraieon and Co., confectioners, King street, met last Saturday to bid farewell to Mr William Grundy, who lias left his work and has volunteered to proceed to the front. Mr Bomison, on behalf of the firm, presented Mr Grundy with a cheque, wishing him success and a safe return, and also stating that his place would be kept open for him. Mr Haifa ott, foreman, on behalf of the employees, presented him with a shaving outfit and a sportsman's knife, and wished him Godspeed, and that he would bo pleased to sea him Rack amongst them again. Mr Grundy responded in felicitous terms. Ten men are leaving Port Chalmers On Monday to join the reinforcements, and the Mayor is inviting the Port people to attend a social send-off function in the Foresters’ Hal). Amongst these volunteers for the front are three trained artillerymen from the Territorials at the Hoads, these making a total of 20 Territorials who have gone from the Territorial ranks at the Heads batteries since the war commenced. Over 50 men have gone to the war from the Port Chalmers district. The send-off to-morrow evening is to show the men that their action in volunteering to fight for the Empire is appreciated by the community. Mr Grange Kirkcaldy, son of Mr W. M. Kirkcaldy, of Dunedin, sends to his father an interesting letter conveying the news that he has been transferred from the University Brigade of the Royal Fusiliers, and is now a lieutenant in the Army Service Corps. The transference is because of Iris knowledge of French and his ability to handle motor cars. Prior to the war Mr Kirkcaldy took military training at Corpus Christ! College, 'Cambridge, and returned from the Aldershot manoeuvres in July Jack Lucy tend us 2s 9d for the Belgian fund.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE, Issue 15673, 11 December 1914

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LATEST FROM EUROPE Issue 15673, 11 December 1914

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