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FOR KING AND EMPIRE.

DARDANELLES CASUALTIES. PRIVATE J. E. GIXDEKS. Private J. E. Hinders, Canterbury Battalion, who has died of wounds, arrived in Chrislchureh llirec years ago, coining from Crewe, England, where his mother now resides, and he joined the oiliee stall' of Messrs J. Ballanlyne and Co. lie was a member of the cricket club attached to that house, and quickly- demonstrated his abilities both as bowler and batsman. Some of his best performances with the bat for his club in the City and Suburban Cricket Association's competitions were 37 not out versus

Scott's, 47 not out versus St. Albans, and 128 versus Green's, at Sydenham. But it was as a bowler that J* E. Gind'ers was best-known amongst his opponents. On one occasion he bowled the whole side, finishing up with the splendid figures of 10 wickets for 19 runs. He completed his last season by capturing 68 wickets for an average of ■6.44 runs. Private Ginders was one of the most popular members of the club, and held the offices-of club secretary and field captain of his team. During the three years he spent in Christchurch" he'made many friends, and his loss is keenly regretted. . \ - PRIVATE A. H. CLARKE. Private Albert Henry Clarke, Otagb Battalion, who has been wounded, is the eldest son of Mr C. H. Clarke, of Upper Riccarton, and is 23 years old. He was educated at the Riccar-

ton School. For many years, until he enlisted in the Main Expeditionary Force; he was employed at Mr J, B. Reid's Elderslie Stud, Oamaru. Private Clarke is a member of the Loyal Riccarton Lodge, 1.0.0. F., M.U. ... SERGEANT F: FAIRWEATHER. Sergeant Fred Fairweather, Canterbury Mounted Regiment, who has died of wounds, was a son of the late Mr Charles Fairweather, an old and very well-known resident of East Eyreton, and of Mrs Ellen Fairweather, of 23 Stafford Street, Lower Riccarton. After the late Mr C. Fair-

weather's -property, "Silverstream," was sold, Fred Fairweather and a brother took up land near Kaikoura. They were there for many years, and then the brother married, and bought the property. F. Fairweather came to Christchurch, .prepared to take up "anything that was going." He was sent to Hawarden to manage H. Matson and Co.'s farm, 'Brooksdale." His employers considered him- a splendid man, and alter six months they made him their agent for the Lincoln, Springston, Tai Tapu, and surrounding districts. He had been there for just 12 months when the war broke out, and he immediately sent in his name for enlistment. He joined the C.Y.C. Squad-

Ron of the Canterbury Mounted Regiment as a trooper, and was subsequently promoted. He had served through the South African war. The best tribute to his memory is that of Ins former employers, H. Matson and Co.: "We never had a better or more popular man. He was a decent, cleanliving, bright, intelligent, smart fellow, keen on his work, and a thorough good grafter. He was immensely popular, and the staff feels his death very keenly indeed."

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FOR KING AND EMPIRE., Sun, Volume II, Issue 502, 18 September 1915

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FOR KING AND EMPIRE. Sun, Volume II, Issue 502, 18 September 1915

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