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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

Private West (killed in action) was born on Anpiist 10. 189 G, in Bendigo, Victoria, and settled in TVinodin in 1800, where ho was educated at the Morninpton Public School. Re afterwards lolnod the Railway T)ppartniont, where ho was employed nn to the time of bis enlistment in iho Eichth Reinforcements.

Private -Tames M'TCwan (Trilled in action in France on .Tnne SO) wa? horn on January 22, IS9O, ami was the yonnaest son of Arvs T?nV>c]la, and l n to • Tn ' l " W'TOwnn, of Brriwriii, tSow-h----lanrt. Ho was educated at the district school, and whs onsracod in farming prior in enlistment with the F.ishth Reinforcements.

..Corpnvnl James T,. TTorrr fkilled in ae.iiop en Tnne 201. acre n n, was horn in W nnpan-ii en March 1-. IRf)G. He wn? later a res'idont of TTawcra. being in the employ of Mr O'Callaghnn of that town. From there he enlisted, and wont, into eamn at the end of July, inis, to join tho Seventh Reinforcements. Private "P. .T. Wheeler t\">s r„ n ,r Mr F. Wheeler. orohnrdist, m.. H n-M. Auckland. He vrns 22 years old. and died of wounds received in notion in France on Jnly S. Before compnlsorv military t.mintng was in force he joined the F.don K'nval Cadets, then t :, e .STiokland G-arrison Ai'lillory, and when the Territorial system came in he was

transferred to tho Auckland Coast Defence Battalion. Ho left for active service with the Eighth B Enforcements. He played in tho Waitemata cricket and hockey teams. Until his departure for tho front ho was engaged in orchard work with his father.

Private Henry L. (Bert) Heywood was the eldest son of Hose and the late Henry Heywood, of North Albertland. Ho was 23 years of age at tho time of his death. He left New Zealand with the Main Body and was wounded twice at Gallipoli, and then had an attack of enteritis. Ho was one of tho last to leave Gallipoli. Ho was transferred to Franco with the Anzacs, where he received his fatal wounds on Juno 23. Ho has a younger brother soniewhcrs in France in tho 16th N.A. Company.

Arthur Guyon Purchas Brookfield was a son of Mr P. W. Brookfield and Mrs Brookfield, of St. Helier's Bay, Auckland. Ho was 34 years of age, unci was born an Auckland, and educated at Tamaki West -Public School, St. John's College, and Auckland Grammar School. Ho served his apprenticeship at Fraser and Sons' engineering works, and was an engineer (steam and oil). 110 was particularly well known in Scout work as a Soouttnaster. Since his death the Scouts have placed a tablet to his memory in St. Phillips's Anglican Church at St. Helier's Bay. Ho died of wounds received in action on Juno 23, 191 G. He left New Zealand with the Eighth Reinforcements.

Lieutenant Tom Gillman (killed in action in France on July 14) was educated at the George Street School, and afterwards at the Otago Boys' High School (1009-1911), continuing later as a law student at the Otago University. His school career was marked with many successes, both as a scholar and in the realm of sport. At the George Street School ho eventually became dux, and at tho High School he was always well up in all classes; he passed the matriculation examination, and at the time he volunteered, he was halfway towards his LL.B. degree. Always a keen athlete, ho was prominent in the 0.8.1T.5. at swimming and field sports, and as a member of the shooting and football teams; afterwards he was a member of the Anglican Harriers Club. Gillman had always a liking for military matters. Shortly before war was declared he passed his examination for a enrnraission and was appointed Sergeant Instructor to Senior Cadets. His first application for inclusion in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force was refused as he was under age. Directly his 20th birthday was passed, he again volunteered and was appointed Secondlieutenant tp the Third Reinforcements. He fought through the Gallipoli campaign, and was promoted to first lieutenant while there. This promotion was formally gazetted in March 1010. During some time of the later days on Gallipoli, Lieutenant Gillman was acting O.C. of the North Otago Company. Lieutenant Gillman was the eldest son of Mr S. Gillman, George street North, and ho was a grandson of the late Mr Ja3. Irvine. Lance-corporal Arthur Elderton (died of wounds in France on July 10) was the younges*. son of Mr and Mr sH. T. Elderton, of Greney's road, Amberley. Ho was 22 years of age, and was educated at Broomfield and Amberley Schools. He enlisted with the Seventh Reinforcements, and went to Egypt last October, and from there to .France.

Sergeant Ernest'R. Talboys, Eleventh Reinforcements, who was killed in action in France on July 15, was a son of Mr W. T. Talboys, Elm row, Dunedin. He was born in Cromwell in 1895, was educated at the Arthur Street School, and after leaving school he served his time as a draper with the D.S.A. Company. Being fond of country life he decided to so in for farming, procuring a position with Mr A. B. Moore, Ben Eomond Station, Otekaike. This position he held until the time of enlisting. • He was of a bright, cheerful disposition, fond of sport, and was a member of the Kaikorai Football Club and the St. Andrew's Harriers. ,He was the youngest of six- sons. Four brothers enlisted, three being accepted. dinner John Thomas Johnston (killed in action) was born on April 19, 1889, and was educated at the Ferndale School, and 'shortly after went into the Mataura Cheese Factory to learn the trade under the well-known manager, Mr Milne. After serving his time he was employed as manager at tho Browns Factory when it was opened, holding the position > up to the time of his enlistment with the Ninth Reinforcements. He proved himself to bo a great success as a cheese-maker, also gaining honours at the PanamaPacific Exhibition. He was very much sought after for his musical capabilities. " Ho was a son of the lato Walter and Margaret Johnston, Ferndale.

Private W. G. Willoughby, of Pahiatua, who died of wounds on July 13, was attached to the Ninth Reinforcements. He was well known in the Pahiatua district, where he was educated, and he also lived for a while at Pongaroa, and spent some time in Australia.

Corporal Harry Guthrie Whishaw (killed in action in Franco on July S) was the third son of Mrs John Whishaw, Featherston, and was born in Wellington on June 15, 1885. When ho was seven months old tho family removed to Featherston, and with the exception of about three years' absence in Canada (1910-1012) the. late Corporal Whishaw resided in Featherston ever since. He was a young man of splendid physique "and had a most genial nature. He was almost the first man to enlist in Featherston (in August, 1914), and was in the Dardanelles landing operations, shortly afterwards being severely wounded. After two months' treatment in a hospital in Egypt he returned to Gallipoli, and was again wounded, and was sent to England, where he remained for six months. On recovery he went to the front in France, where he laid down his life after nearly two years of strenuous service for his country. Private James Marston (reported accidentally killed on July 14) was the second youngest son of Mr J. Marston, Harrow street, Dunedin. Ho was born in Dunedin and educated at the Albany Street School. He left for tho front with tho Sixth Reinforcements. He was a very successful cox in the N.E.8.C., and was also a member of the Alhambra Football Club.

Private Charles Cyril Newbury was the only son of Mr and Mrs Max Newbury, George street. He left with the Fourth Reinforcements, and was on Gallipoli a few weeks when he was invalided to Malta, the result of injuries received in the firing line on the Peninsula. From Malta he went to England, and was five months there under hospital treatment. During his stay in England ho wrote in glowing terms of tho kindness he received from private individuals there. He rejoined his unit in Egypt, and was in Franco two months before being killed in action. He was shorthand clerk and typist, first (for five years) with the N.Z. Express Co., then with the Loan and Mercantile Company, Invcrcargill, and John Mil) and Company, Port Chalmers, where he enlisted. Lieutenant Ernest .Salmon (wounded) was born in Dunedin, and is 22 years of age. He was educated at the Christian Brothers' School, and was employed by Mackerras and Hazlett. He remained with that firm until ho enlisted. As a. boy he represented Otago against Wellington in schools' soccer, and afterwards played for tho Christian Brothers' senior team. He left New Zealand with the Sixth Reinforcements, and was on Gallipoli with a machine gun section, where he was wounded in both legs. Before the war he was a keen volunteer, and took an active part in drilling the Morningtou and Green Island Companv, National Reserve. Lance-corporal John Angus Mitchell, who is reported to have been wounded ia the head, is a son of Mr A. C. and Mrs S. X. Mitchell, of Invcrcargill, and was educated" at the South and Middle Schools. Prior to enlisting with the infantry of the Main Body of the Expeditionary Force, he was employed by Mr J. Matheson as insurance clerk. Ho was a keen athletic devotee, having been connected with the Y.M.C.A. Athletic Club, tho Invcrcargill Railway Bowing Club, and the Harriers' Club. Ho acted as honorary secretary for tho First Church Young Men's Bible Class for sovcral years, and was a member of tho Loyal Orange Lodge. The latest report received regarding Lance-corporal Mitchell's condition is to the effect that, owing to his wound, he Is-dangerously ill. Lieutenant Max Jurisa, Wellington (prisoner of war In Germany) left New Zealand 12 months ago, and received a commission ir the Finn's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment- He was at <•!.,■ time physical instructor for New Zeal tul t'c Forces, and also drill instructor to the V to.'- Publio Schools, including Juriioi ( which w*.n then in force. Duri:;:: the sta • Dukj and Duches3 of Cornwall (present Kin anJ Queen) In New Zealand he wa: pnl in charge of tho Wellington District Junior Cadets, which

were reviewed by them at Hagley Park, Christchureh. Joining the Queen's Cadets at the age of nine, Lieutenant Juries holds the long service medal, the onlv one in New Zealand. Ho was awarded tho Military Cross for an act of great gallantry. Private Burton . lurrell (wounded) is the fourth son of Mr and Mrs Murrell, Manapouri. He left New Zealand with tho Seventh Reinforcements, and was wounded in tho right hand and sent to England on July 3. He Is 22 years of ago. Private Walter Greenhalgh was educated in the Mataura Public School, and lived in Mataura for 11 years, where his father was manager of the Mataura Paper Mills. For the past 10 years he has lived in Auckland. Ho left New Zealand with tho Fifth Beiuforcoments on June 14, 1015. Ho was one of the fivo left out of the wholo of No. S platoon In the great charge on Gallipoli in August last. Ho was seven weeks in the front lino of trenches in France before ho was wounded (in tho neck). His next-of-kin is his mother, Mrs J. Greenhalgh, 9 First avenue, Kingsland, Auckland.

Kiileman J. E. Morgan (wounded) is the eldest son of Mr D. Morgan, Te Houka. He was born at Taieri Beach, and educated at Te Houka School. He left with the N.Z.1t.8.

Private Frank Edwin Tier (wounded on June 30) left in November last with the Eighth Rcinforcements. He was born on Mav 22. 1883.

Private William Charles Hasting was born and educated at Thames Gold fields. He left with the Fifth Reinforcements, and was wounded at the Dardanelles on his 21st birthday, and invalided to Tooting Hospital, London, for treatment, where ho spent six months. He was again wounded in France on June 30. His mother and father, Mr and Mrs Robert Hastings, reside at 66 Great North road, Auckland. Lieutenant M. J. Morrison was born in the district, and is 20 years of age . He received his primary education at Kaitangata School, and later attended the Balclutha High School and Normal School, Dunedin. ire afterwards occupied the position of third assistant at the Kaitangata School for two years, and subsequently attended the Otago University, obtaining his B.A. degree. He was a resident master at tho Nelson Boys' College at the time, of his enlistment, and he left with the Ninth Reinforcements. He is the eldest son of Archibald and Mrs Morrison, of Kaitangata.

Private William Woodcock (reported wounded on July 7) enlisted at Stewart Liand, where he has lived since a boy. Private Ernest A. Larkin, who was wounded in France on June 27, went, to Samoa at the outbreak of the war. When he came back to New Zealand he joined the Seventh Beinforcements. Ho has three brothers at the front. The youngest was killed on August 7, 1015, at the Dardanelles.

Private Herbert Victor Tregoning (wounded in France) is the third son of Mrs M. A. Tregoning, of 33 Peverel street, Lower Riccarton. He was born in Waimate, South Canterbury, and attended the Addington and Wharenui Schools, and is the first Wharenui boy to be wounded. He is a painter by trade, and left with the Seventh Beinforcements. Another brother enlisted and was in oamp for some time, but was rejected on account of ill-health.

Private A. B. Miller (Hastings), who wn.s wounded in France and admitted to hospital on July 2, left New Zealand with the Eighth Reinforcements. Ho took a great interest in cricket, and played in the Hastings senior cricket team during 1914 and 1915. Lance-corporal Win. M'lntosh-Murray (wounded) was born at Governor's Bay in 1889, and .was educated at Christ's College, after which he was for a while in the service of the Bank of Australasia, Christchurch. He then went to the North Island, where he had some experience of bush life; and from that he went to Whangarei, where he took up journalism on the staff of the Northern Advocate. He accepted the position of editor of tho North Auckland Daily Times, Dargaville, and at the time of enlisting for active service .was the youngest editor in the Dominion. He suffered from frostbite and rheumatism while at Gallipoli, and was for five weeks in hospital at Pont de Koubbeh. On rejoining his unit he was sent to France. Second-lieutenant Alexander James France (wounded in France on July 12) enlisted in June, 1915, and left New Zealand with the Eleventh Reinforcements. He is the fifth and youngest son of Mrs and the late Mr Robert E. France, of Pukerau, Southland. He was formerly a sergeant in D Squadron, Twelfth Otago Mounted Bines, and followed the occupation of a farmer. He always took a great interest in military affairs. Corporal F. S. B. Farmar (wounded in the back and thigh) left with the N.Z. Bifle Brigade; but in Franco during April volunteers were called for the purpose of forming a battery of trench mortars, lie was one of the N.C.O.'s selected, and when wounded was serving in the battery of medium tscneh mortars attached to the N.Z. Field Artillery. He is a son of Mr F. B. Farmar, of Blenheim.

Private Andrew Bishop, who lias been reported wounded, worked on the farm with his father, with the exception of of the last two years, which were spent in the Eltham Choose Factory. When war was declared he was jne of the first to sign on. He was 23 rears of age on May 9 last.

Private Alex. Renwiek Hamilton (wounded in the back in France, embarked for England on July 2) left with the Fifth Reinforcements (machine gun section). Ho is a son of Mr A. F. Hamilton, Timaru, and was educated at the Main and High Schools, afterwards joining the National Bank. He is 22 years of age, took an interest in cricket and tennis, and was a good shot. Private Henry Duckmanton, who has been reported wounded in France, is a grandson of the late Mr H. Duckmanton, of Portobello, Dunedin. His brother, Walter, who served in Samoa and Gallipoli, has since been invalided home.

Lieutenant Snaddon (wounded), who left New Zealand with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, from Auckland, was in charge of the Lewis gun section.

Gunner Leslie W. Cole (wounded) joined the field artillery of the Eighth Reinforcements at Auckland. He was 18 years of age, and at the time of enlisting was employed on Messrs Chamber Brothers' station, Mokau. His parents reside at Veale road, New Plymouth.

Sergeant. George Williamson, son of Mr George Williamson, of Waikouaiti, was born at Waikouaiti, and educated at Waikouaiti School. He served his'time at Beid and Gray's as a blacksmith, working there for 10 years. He afterwards entered the Otago University as a student of the School of Mines, and was in his third year when war was declared. He wm one of the first to enlist, and left New 7,< aland with the Main Body as a sapper in the New Zealand Engineers. He served through the Gallipoli campaign without being wounded, and afterwards left for France, where he sustained a wound on July 6. He was in his 31st year.

Private Percy Bond (wounded) is the youngest son of Mr J. S. Bond, Hamilton, Auckland, and was born at Cambridge, Waikato. Ho left with the Eighth Reinforcements, and went into the firing line in May. He has two brothers, at the front. —Lieutenant A. J. Bond, in France, and Frank Bond, in Egypt; another brother, Augustine, was'killed at the Dardanelles.

Lance-corporal Wilfred Ernest Wagoner, who is reported wounded in France, is (he youngest sou of Mr and Mrs E. Wagoner, of Houhora, and left with the Seventh Reinforcements of Auckland Infantry. He is 2:: years of age, and was born in Maldon". Victoria, Australia, but was educated ami learnt his trade as a blacksmith in New Zealand. He worked some time at Kaitaia, and the last few years was employed a? Oiiaupo. Waikato district." When last he wrote he was looking forward with pleasure lo meeting his elder brother, who left with the Thirteenth Reinforcements. Private P. Pope is the youngest son of Air and Mrs Thos. Pope. Timaru, and formerly of Lawrence, Otago. He left with the Eighth Reinforcements, and tins been seriously ill with cerebro-spinal fever in France, lie is now convalescent in England.

Sapper L. J. Palmer, who has been reported wounded, is a Timaru lad who left for the front with the Second Reinforcements. He served his time in his father's blacksmithing shop, and afterwards joined a Timaru engineering firm. Jlis father, Mr W. J. Palmer, well known in the Albnry and Pleasant Point districts, is at profit a farrier-sergeant with the forces in Samoa. Private Charles Stanley Wood (wounded) is the ■ ighth son of Mr J. H. Wood, lie left with the 'third Reinforcements. Prior to enlistment he followed sheep-farming. Ho has throe brothers on active service.

Private N. Wilson, cf tho Fifth Roinforcemenls, fought through tho Gallipoli campaign, and left

there at (ho time of the evacuation without a scratch. He was wounded in France on Juno 2SJ. Private Wilson is a native of Gisborne. His twin brother, Trooper R. Wilson, of the .Sixth Reinforcements, is in Egypt, and was also in the Galiipoli campaign. Sergeant Cecil Walter Thorn went to Samoa with tlio advance party as a. lance-corporal, and stayed until the relief party arrived. On. his return homo he was laid up for several weeks with typhoid fever. When feeling fit ho returned to his former employment in the Government service, Income Tax Department, Wellington. Later on lie enlisted and entered Trontham Camp as an N.C.0., and left New Zealand as a sergeant on March 4, and in Egypt got a transfer to the infantry and was sent to France, where he was wounded in the faco and admitted to hospital on July 4.

Lance-corporal Urie Gordin Anderson (wounded in the back) is the seventh son of Mrs J. D. Anderson, Belfast. He left New Zealand with the Main Body and was in the landing on Galiipoli, whero he was wounded in the leg. He was a member of tlio B.S.A. Club, Belfast, and played in the football team for a number of years. He is 23 years old.

Private John Veitch (reported wounded on July 11) is the third son of Mr and Mrs John Veitch, of City road, Roslyn, to offer his services for King and country, lie "left with the Eleventh Reinforcements. He was a native of Jedburgh, Scotland. Before leaving lor the front he was employed at the Caversham Brewery, and also at Fort Chalmers with Stevenson and- Cook. He was a keen soldier, having served eight years with the Fourth Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was a first-class shot. Mr and Mrs Veitch had a son killed at the IJaradnelles, while another is serving somewhere in France; also a son-in-law serving in France since the beginning of tho war. Private John Leo Fitzgerald (wounded and suffering from shock) left with the Fourth Reinforcements, and has been through tho most of the. Galiipoli campaign. He celebrated his 22nd birthday in the trenches on tho Peninsula, and his 23rd birthday in the trenches in France. He is the fifth son "of Mrs M. A. Fitzgerald and the late Mr William Fitzgerald, Wellington street, Timaru, and is a painter by trade, and was in the employ of Mr Craigic, M.P., at time of enlisting. Frit ate W. 11. Irving, who belongs to Stirling, Otago, left Dunedin with tho Sixth Reinforcements). He saw active service at Galiipoli, and afterwards in France, where he was wounded on Juno 6.

Rifleman A. C. Craig (reported wounded in the leg) is the youngest "son of the late Mr Archibald Craig, farmer, Goodwood. He was born in 1897, anil educated at Flag Swamp and tho Palmerston District High School. He left New Zealand with the New Zealand Bine Brigade, and, before leaving Egypt for France, had been in the fighting line on the western frontier. He was in the Christmas Bay fight against the Senussi at Mersuh, Mutrah, and had a narrow escape from death there, a bullet whizzing past his head and landing in a comrade's leg. Major Ralph Wyman, D. 5.0., who was severely wounded in the chest by gunshot in France on June 23, is the second son of W. H. Wyman, of Avondalc South, near Auckland. He left New Zealand with the Main Expeditionary Force with tho rank of captain. On August 8, 1915, he was wounded in tho left arm and admitted to the Ghezireh Hospital, Cairo. For his services on the Peninsula ho was promoted to the rank of major and awarded the D.S.O. He was for some time on t{ie Auckland staff of the New Zealand Loan and "Mercantile Company, and resigned to join the Eighth Contingent in the Boer war. He took part in the operations in the.. Transvaal and Capa Colony, and was awarded the Queen's Medal and two clasps. On his return he took up farming at Bazorback, Pokeno. He has always taken a keen interest in military affairs, and was captain of the Pukekohe Mounted Bifles. His work during tho visit of the late Lord Kitchener was given special commendation. He took his diploma in commercial law and three other subjects in the Wisconsin Business University, U.S.A. On tho outbreak of the present war he left his property at Otorohanga and joined the Main Expeditionary Force.

Private Neil B. Wylie, who is reported, wounded, is the eldest son of'Mr G-. Wylie, of Westminster street), Mairehnu. He was born at Christehurch, and is 18 years of age. Ho received his education at tihe St." Albans 'School. While at school ho took a prominent part in sport, winning a certificate for long-distance swimming, and securing first prize for neatest diving. When 14 years of age ho won .the cadet shooting championship,, thus gaining tho Colonial Ammunition Cup for the South Island. After leaving school ho was employed in the mail-room at the Christehurch Post Office, which position ho held up to the time of his departure with the Tenth Reinforcements. While there ho played football for tho Post and Telegraph team.' Private Thomas Collinson (reported wounded on July 11 in the right thigh) is tho second son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Collinson, of Makarewa. He is 21 years of ago, and left New Zealand with the Tenth Mounted Bifles, and was transferred to the infantry in Egypt. He was born at Makarewa, and at tho time of enlisting was • engaged in farming. Private Angus Cameron (reported wounded on ,Tuly 12 in the left hip and otic of his ribs) is a son of Mrs Mary Cameron. He went to the front with the Ninth lleinforeements. He was born and educated at Edondale, aiid followed the occupation of a labourer at Otikoraina. Lance-corporal Edwin Traill (reported wounded in the chest and admitted to hospital on July 131 is the third son of Mr and Mrs A. W. Traill, of Bingaringa, Stewart Island. He was educated at the Halfmoon Bay Board School and the Southland High School, and was in tho South British and Mr T. B. A. Moffett's offices, Invercargill. He then joined his brother in ms land and estate business in Gisborne, from whence he enlisted. While in Invercargill Lance-corporal Traill was an active member of the rowing and football clubs. A late bright and cheery letter, dated May 27, describes his meeting with his three brothers, Arthur, Charlie, and Boy, all in the trenches somewhere in France.

Private H. TT. Stephens (wounded) is a son of Mr and Mrs 0. Stephens, Walpolo street, Sydenham, blacksmith. He took a keen interest in YCluntcorinf?, and was a member of the First Begimenfc of Highlanders. He took a free course at (ho Technical College night school, was ricepresident Past and Senior Students' A»?ocietion. and look part in amateur theatricals at college; member of Onawa Church of England, and secretary of the Young Men's Guild. Tie is 2"> years of ape, and enlisted with the Sixth Heinforeements.

Sergeant Sullivan (wounded on July 0. on the right hand and faro) left Timaru with the Main Body, and went right through the Gallinoli campaign. Sergeant Sullivan had a brother killed in action on Mav 31, 1016. Another brother is still in action in Franco.

Private C. W. Cleric (wounded) 3s the youngest son of Mr and Mrs P. Clark, Boslyn Bush, Southland. Ho was born at Myross Bush and educated at MyrofsS and Boslyn Bush Schools. After leaving school ho worked a short time on his father's farm, then joined his brothers in contract work. When ho enlisted ho was, in company with a .brother, chaff-cutting and contract ploughing on Mabel Estate. Charlie, as he was familiarly called, was well known in Myross, Boslyn, and Mabel Bush districts, where ho was highly respected. ITe is 25 years of ago. Private AVilliam M'lJeod, Fourth Bcinforcements. wounded .Titlv 4. 1910 was wounded the first time at G-allinoli on September 5, 1015, and admitted to First, Australian General Hospital. Hc.liopolis, and then transferred to a convalescent home in Cairo, and loft there for flic firins lino in Branee. Private M'Leofl was born at Hokianga, and is ""i years of age. Tu hi-; early dnvs he was farming in the Hokianga district, and of late was driver for the Botorua Council. ITc was well noted a- a, footballer, being in the Botorua Albion Football Club, winners of the Botorua district championship and sold medals, inon, and winners of Anderson's Challenge Shield. Iflli! irn°. and 1014. He is the eldest son of Mr vr. M''l>od (present address, Point Chevalier, Auckland), late of Hokianga. Private Colin Cameron, who was admitted to hospital on .Tidy 5 ("wounded in chest), enlisted with tho Seventh Beinforcemenls. Ho had his nineteenth birthday at sea, and previous to enlisting was in the office of Clarke and Pons, Cambridge.

Private B. A. Cooper (wounded in the hip and right arm) was born in St. Albans, near Christchurch, nnd was in his twenty-second year. He was educated at St. Albans School and Papanui;

and at the time he enlisted was in the employ of W. Goss (Limited), timber merchants. He was an enthusiastic Volunteer, having joined tho Queen's Cadets when quite a lad, until the Territorials started. He entered the Artillery for a time, and transferred to the Coast Defence, of which he was a member when he enlisted. He was a prominent member of the Cranford' nockey Club. Ho has three brothers at the front (William, who signed on with the Main Body at Southland, and was at the landing at Galiipoli; Cato, who enlisted with Artie in the Ninth Reinforcements ; and Erie, who went with the Thirteenth Reinforcements). Altogether, about 30 representatives of tho family are at the front. Private R. A. Cooper is a nephew of Mrs W. J. Napier, of Glasgow street, South Dunedin. , Private Leslie Taylor Clarke (wounded) was born at Eotorua. Ho is 10 years of age, and the son of 0. A. Clarke, Rotorua. At time of enlisting he was in the Government Electrical Department, Rotorua,

Private John Morris Lanyon was born at Addington and is 27 years of age. He was educated at tho Sydenham School, and was in the grocery businoss for over 10 years. About 10 months ago ho sold hiß interest in tho business and enlisted in tho Eleventh Reinforcements. He was reoeived into tho London Hospital on July 10, wounded in 'the right thigh.

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