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PERSONAL PARS

» Mrs Wells, of Reefton^received.advice on Monday that- her^scm, Private Arthur Wells, wounded, .has been sent to England. . > . -.V ■ ' !■■ Mrs Fenton and family arrived by the express last evening, and pypceed to Reefton this morning on a visit . to Mr and Mrs James Stevenson, Mrs Fenton 's parents. ",.,.'

Word has been received at! West- . port that Charlos Henry Samworth had' been killed in- action on September 15th. Deceased was formerly in the employ of Mr H. Nahr at the brcwei»y. He came from England eight" years ago : and enlisted with the 13th Reinforce- ..' ments. . . . , •

The death took place last evening of Mrs Kcarse, wife of B. E. Ke{\r.sc, and second daughter of the. ; late William Turley. The deceased a. native of Greyinputh, and respected by all %A T ith whom she came in contact. .Milch "sym pathy will be' forthcoming tb the husband in his sadbercavembnt.

Another Reefton boy, Mr Alfred Mol loy, fourth r son of Mr and Mrs 6. J/ Molloy, of Auckland, and formerly of Reefton; has been killed in action. The deceased was a line fellow, about 2S years of age, and a general favourite. Much sympathy is expressed for the parents, who have two other sons on active service.

Private G. M. Phillips arrived by the express last evening and proceeds to this morning' . Private Phillips is a brother, to. the' fariiily of that name .well known, in musical Circles. He returned by the Willoehra. He was in the thick of the , Gallipoli fighting and his mates said lie did yeoman services: "He enlisted ; at West port.' "." ' .

The following passengers arrived in Greymouth last evening from Christchurch: Messrs Jones, .Jatekson, Otley, Goss, ,M?cMurray, Phillips, Thompson. MeCreanor, Davidson, Miller, Roberts, Dray tori, Carney, Fell, Todd, Pearce; Staff-Serggant Doubleday; Mesdames Todd, McPhee] Poadan, ; . Reynolds,' Baxter, Matym; Misses^ Smith, Winter, Griffon and Reynoids.^

James Lalor t of South Beach, well and favourably known throughout the West Coast, died yesterday. The deceased followed the occupation of a miner in the early days of the Coas,t, and of late years was a- messenger in •the Parliament Buildings. He leaves a widow and grownup family df four son s and two daughters (Mrs W. Hewlett and Mrs F. Schroder) to mourn, the loss* of a true and devoted father.

Private Arthur Stevensohj who is on active service in France, cabled to his parents, Mr and Mrs James -Steven son, of Reefton, that his brother Alexander C. Stevenson had been instam taneously killed in action on- September 15th. Ma- arid Mrs Stevenson, and family will have tMc sincere sympathy of the West Coast community;^ .- Alex, was as bright a young \ man - as^ v one could wish to meet, and was farming with his sister, Mrs Fenton, in Canter bury, prior to enlisting^

Sergt. N. Harper, • who has just re-^ turned by the Willochra, accompanied by Mrs Harper, arrived by the express last evening. Sergt. 'Harper, .who. is .a son of , Mr Ben ' Harper; for many yeW, Cle,rk of the Court at Greymouth,. from here with; the. -First- Reinforcements. He has been riglit through the Gallipoli eampaigiv and lat terlj- has seen service in France. -He": [has returned* to New Zealand on jeavo 'and takes up a' conimfcsion. with a Mv Zealand Reinforcement, arid proceeds again to the f rpnt.- Norriiait looks' fair ly well, and has{riiany;Vtirring- episodes to relate His.-stay will be Short on :the Coast, as fie. is due to /return .to Christchurch- by next Saturday 's express. He has seen mostly- all the Vftst ! Coast lads who arg now , and have been in .actidn, and brings, inc'ss- ! ages from mostly all the bdyu to 'their parents and others. .;t v r r *

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PERSONAL PARS Grey River Argus, 4 October 1916

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