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MAJOR CRIBB INJURED

Private advices state that Major Charles Cribb, of Greymouth, has been wounded. Private John. Bevan, who recently returned from Egypt, is now a j>atieiit in the Westpbrt Hospital, suffering from' pneumonia. Private C. C. H. Friend, of Waimangaroa, is (according to a press cable) in the Egyptian Army HospitaJ, Cairo, dangerously ill of enteric. Amongst sick soldiers who have disem- 1 barked at Malta are Privates A. J. McLellan and J. A. Anderson, of Westport. A Westport soldier, who came back from Egypt a, couple of weeks ago, is suffering from aberration of intellect, and was to-day sent to the Hokitika Mental Hospital for care and treatment. Mr E. J. Conway. of Reefton, has re« ceived a wire from the Defence Department stating that Lieut. A. Conway h/i.* rejoined his regiment on active service. The parents have also received a lette 1 ' from thir son, acknowledging the receipt of the cable which Mr Scantlebury sent some time ago. forwarding congratula tions from the Reefton public on the occasion of the valuable assistance lie had rendered in bringing up the machine gun? at a most critical time. The cost of sending the cable was kindly collected by Mi?. R. Craig. Word has been received from Private W. H. Anderson, of. the. Third' 'Reinforce, nients, that he was then in the Egyptian Army Hospital, suffering from wounds re ceived on May 31st. after a month's fighting at the Dardanelles. On that date the> were at a place called No. 3 Post, Quinn's Hill, where the enemy's trendies were only twelve yards anart. Six of then company went out after a wounded man, who was lyiiicr in a hole under the ban'o of the Turks' trench. Thoy had to give him covering fire until their men ?ot through with a sar> to get. him away. They were successful in this, and were building a bomb-proof shelteiv out before this wa<s complete a bomb burst in their midst. kTllinQf four and seriously wound ing the other two. Private Anderson heing one of the latter. His risht hand was fractured wounded in shoulder, peppered in face a piece nf metal in. {he riant eye. nnd a piece of shrapnel in the jaw. At the time of writing (with his left haml> he could only take soft food, being unnble to open his mouth, .and on tho day follow ing expected to have the splintered bone removed from his wounded hand, and exDeeted to lose two or three fingers. He Mumeht he would later be sent to England to have his pve treated. He says he is otherwise feeline well and is very cheerful. Private Anderson went from Waiutn. with three others, all of whom are among the wounded. He has one brother in training in Victoria, and another expecting to leave for the Front before Christmas. He is a nephew of Major Austin, of this- town.

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MAJOR CRIBB INJURED Grey River Argus, 13 August 1915

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