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Mr William Batt, Wakefield, has received cabl e advice that his son, Private Douglas William Batt (Dick), is a severe fever case in hospital in France. The Rev. A. Ashcroft left on Thursday to attend the Methodist Conference at Dunedin. The Rev. W. Baumber will leave on Monday next to attend the Methodist Conference "at Dunedin. He will be absent from Nelson for a fortnight. Mr Baumber retires irom the ministry in April. The City Council last night passed a resolution of sympathy with the relatives of Fireman Cecil Dixon, who recently died of wounds. Mr Charles Graham, who has been stationed at Nelson Post Office since he joined the department, has* been notihed' to proceed on promotion to Masterton. Mr Graham has been an obliging official. He has taken an active interest in Oddfeliowship in the city. Mr and, Mrs James Walker, of Ferntown, Collingwood, have been advised that their late son, Sergt. William U. Walker, had been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry on the field of action. The Minister of Defence (Sir James Allen) adds that he shjcerely regrets that th e brave soldier ' had not been spared to receive personally such a coveted decoration. Th e late Sergt. W. JR.. Walker was an only son. He was 31 years ol age at the time of his death, and had been working- alFhisllife-ti e to get a farm cleared. He had seen much service at the front, and had been wounded four times.

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PERSONAL ITEMS., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume LII, Issue 47, 23 February 1918

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PERSONAL ITEMS. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume LII, Issue 47, 23 February 1918

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