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FOR KING AND EMPIRE

TROOPER F. M. WAY.

SERGEANT H. E. VERE. Sergeant Harry E. Yere, Canterbury Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mrs J. Vere, of Rossall Street, Fendalton, and was 26 years old. He was born in Christchurch and was educated at the Normal School. He went to London to learn the drapery

trade, and remained there for three years. He returned to Christchurch with several British and foreign agencies for soft goods, and was working up a good business when he decided to enlist in the sth Reinforcements. He joined as a private, but though he had no. previous military experience, he soon rose to the rank of sergeant! ~

PRIVATE F. J. WANSBROUGH. Private Francis James Wansbrought (Otago Battalion); killed in action, was born in Christchurch in 1887, and.was, the youngest son of Mr Fred Wansbrough, proprietor of the "Cheviot News;"- He was educated at Cheviot and at the Christchurch Boys! High School. He left New Zealand with the Main Expedi-

tionary Force. Prior to enlisting he was employed in the office of Messrs McFarlane and Co., auctioneers, Lichfield Street. > LANCE-CORPORAL H. W. JOSLEN. L.-Corp. H. W. Joslen (Canterbury Battalion), killed, was a native of Kaiapoi, where his mother and brother reside, and was a nephew of Mr H. E. Lawrence, of Rolleston St., Linwood. He was educated at Kaiapoi, and, before enlisting, was cm-

ployed at the woollen mills. He was a keen footballer and a member of the Christchurch football Club. SERGEANT H. DEWAR. Sergeant Henry Dewar, Wellington! Mounted Regiment, who has been killed in action, was a wellknown New Zealand representative Rugby player. After representing Wellington he removed to New Plymouth, and lor several sea-

OUR GALLANT DEAD CASUALTIES AT THE DARDANELLES

sons he was a Taranaki representative player. He was a member of the brilliant Taranaki team which defeated Canterbury by 24 points to 3, in Christchurch in 1911. Dewar was one of the best forwards in the New Zealand team which visited California toward the end of 1913.' He was rather light, as forwards go, weigh-

ing but h a few poundsover 12st, but he was fast and very clever, and always gave of his best. He was a good all-round athlete—an excellent boxer and no mean, cricketer. He was an engineer by ■ trade; He was a member of the Advance Force which occupied Samoa. .Immediately on,returning to New Zealand hevoruhteered for the fr6htV He was about 29 years old.

: TROOPER L. A. McLEAN. , - Trooper Louis A. McLean, Canterbury Mounted Regiment, who has been killed in action; was the only son of Mr J. M. McLean, chief or the stereotyping department of the Christchurch "Press" stafl> and was 20 years 01d..; He was educated at the Addingtoh School, where he was

captain of the football team. After leaving school he joined the reading department of the "Press/' Trooper McLean Ayent to the Front in the Main Expeditionary Force. He was a member-of the Sydenham Rugby Football Club. PRIVATE j; B. Thompson. Private John , Blair Thompson, Otago Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mrs A. B. Thompson, of 409 St.

Asaph Street, Linwood, and was 22 years old.. He was born in Lyttelton and was educated at the Richmond School. For a time he worked for Collins Bros., wholesale stationers, but for four years, until he joined the Main Expeditionary Force, he was employed at the Edendale Cheese Factory, in Southland. He was an enthusiastic footballer and a good,- all-round athlete. Two of his nephews are.fighting at the Dardanelles,

On Saturday evening Mr George E. Way, of Cashmere Hills, received advice that his youngest son, Trooper Francis Maxwell Way, who went to the front with the 2nd Reinforcements for the Canterbury Mounted Regiment, had died from wounds received in action at the Dardanelles.

Trooper Way was 20 years old. He was educated at Christ's Subsequently he was farming with his brother, in the King Country, bui before going to the front he was on; -Mt. Torlesse Station, Canterbury. An elder brother, A. Levelis Way, was killed in the South African war, irt which,-he fought as a member of the Bth Contingent. , ;j f

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FOR KING AND EMPIRE, Sun, Volume II, Issue 485, 30 August 1915

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