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RECRUITING.

DR McNAB'S CAMPAIGN. MEETINGS AT ASHBURTON. The Hon. Dr McNab continued his recruiting campaign in Canterbury with two meetings at Ashburton yesterday. In the afternoon he addressed an open-air meeting of farmers and others at the Somerset Corner, and in the evening spoke in the Theatre Royal. Both meetings were largely attended, and were presided over by the Mayor (Mr "K- Galbraith). At the afternoon meeting Dr McNab pointed out the great necessity for a continuous stream of recruits. The British Army, in comparison to the size of her possessions, was the smallest army in the world. He referred briefly to the campaign that was conducted a few years ago in favour of compulsory military training, and said it was a fortunate thing that that training had been brought into force. The men New Zealand had so far sent to Egypt were well trained and fully equipped, and were three times as efficient as those sent to South Africa during the Boer War. The Empire was now fighting anation whose people were -all trained to the use of arms, and who had been preparing for this war ever since the Franco-Prussian War, 40 years ago. Germany was a. tremendous organisation, and Britain was up against a tremendous proposition. It was all bunkum, he declared, to say that the "silver bullet" was going to win the war. No nation's financial resources could last for ever, and the only thing that was going to win was a force of welltrained, well-equipped men. The prosecution of the war to a successful issue was ten thousand times more important than looking after farms. After getting the last farm hand or farmer's son he could obtain he would have no hesitation in going up and tackling the boss himself, and asking him to go, so urgent was the need of men. He would have no hesitation in raising the age limit to 65 years. He quoted the case of a man in the North Island who, though 63 years of age, had enlisted, passed the necessary tests, and succeeded in going to the front. Some 42,000 New Zealaud men were at the front and in training, but an additional 2000 were wanted to be sent away every six weeks. The end was not yet in sight, and the people in this country must be prepared to see the war carried on for another year, but the Allies were going to be top dogs in the end.

THE EVENING MEETING. In the Theatre Royal in the evening, the meeting opened with the presentation by Dr McNab of a framed certificate of the Royal Humane Society to Marton Rex Pearce, who some time ago rescued a child from drowning in the Ashburton Baths.

The Mayor, at the request of the Postmaster-General, presented Mr Clifford Sage with a long service medal. Mr Sage had retired some time previously, after having been engaged for over 30 years as linesman in the Telegraph Department. Mr C. H. Poole, M.P., made a vigorous recruiting speech, in the course of which he complimented Dr McNab on his work. He appealed earnestly for men to go to the front, and, incidentally, referred to the splendid efforts which were being made in Auckland to raise a sum of £250,000 towards the war funds. Dr McNab appealed to the men to realise the task which they had to accomplish. They had to understand the strength of the enemy, and until they did that they could not accomplish what they had set themselves to do. Until the National Registrar was completed, the Government could not say what the quota for each district was. He believed that in the north they had a larger proportion of men of military age than they had in the south, as there had been a gradual migration from the south to the north. FUTURE MEETINGS.

Meetings will be addressed by Dr McNab during the next few days at the following places:— To-night—Lyttelton. v Thursday—Leeston. Friday—Cathedral Square. Saturday—St. Albans. Monday—Rangiora. Tuesday—Springston. At the meeting at St. Albans Park on Saturday evening, Mr L. M. Isitt, M.P., will preside, and addresses will be delivered by Dr McNab, Captain D. Simson, and Mr O. T. J. Alpers. The C.D.C. Band will forgo their usual concert in Cathedral Square, and will attend at the Park. MEDICAL EXAMINATION. EIGHTY-EIGHT MEN PRESENT. Eighty-eight men attended the weekly examination of recruits at the King Edward Barracks last evening, the result being as follows: Fit .. .. 37 j Temporarily unfit 28 ! Unfit 23 Total 88 Following are the names of the men who were examined:— Charles Rolls, Earl Street, Opawa, joiner— Ambulance. Hamilton Boggs, 100 Ranfurly Street, St. Albans —Mounted. Rupert Harcourt Snowdon, 17 Faraday St., Sydenham, signwriter—Engineers. Clarence Barton Lye, 20 Leyden Street, Linwood, clerk—Ambulance. Ernest Rollinson, Public Works Department, Christchurch, assistant accountantMounted. Herbert Frederick Meynell, 566 Moorhouse Avenue, labourer—infantry. James Baker, Tai Tapu, farm handMounted. Henry Hull, 116 Southampton St., Sydenham, ironmonger's assistant— Army Service Corps.

Arthur William Ilsen, care A- McAulay, Upper Riccarton, stable boy—lnfantry. Andrew McClure, 13 Walker Street, Christchurch', electric linesman —Engineers. Alfred Wheal, 394 Gloucester Street, labourer —Infantry. Wilfred Albert Toon, 72 Selwyn Street, Addington, butcher—Mounted. Frederick William Pilcher, School for the Deaf, Sumner, school teacher—lnfantry. William Harold Allen, 215 Wilson's Road, Linwood, presser—Ambulance. Alan Thomas Macalpin, Y.M.C.A., Christchurch, manufacturer—Army Service Corps. Leonard Samuel Barter, 13 Abberley Road, St. Albans, cabinetmaker—lnfantry. William Skelly, Cass Boarding-house, Christchurch, labourer—lnfantry. John Charles McErlean, Post and Telegraph Stores, Christchurch, storeman —Artillery. Alfred James Batchelor, Ryan's Road, off Russlcy Road, Upper Riccarton, farm hand —Mounted. John Joseph McCall, 96 Moorhouse Avenue, labourer—lnfantry. Gerald Stanley Angel-Smith, 170 Tancred Street, Linwood —Mounted. Harry Smith, 11 Hutchinson Street, Sydenham, presser—Mounted. John Papps, 104 Aldwin's Road; Woolston, storeman —Infantry. John William Bowman, 158 North Avon Road, Richmond, labourer—lnfantry. Arthur Sampson Roger, 257 Barbadoes St., telegraph linesman —Artillery. Anthony Leslie Cassin, 70 Burke Street, Sydenham—Mounted. Edward Judge, telegraph yards, Christchurch, telegraph employee—lnfantry. Walter Andrews, 13 Faraday Street, Sydenham, labourer —Infantry. William James Markwick, 41 London Street, Richmond, labourer—Army Service Corps. Charles Hay Browne, care R. Jameson and Co., Bedford Row, warehouseman — Artillery. Frank Leonard Brightmore, 7 Studholme Street, Spreydon, painter—lnfantry. Herbert Mulholland, 73 Richardson Street, Opawa, carpenter—lnfantry. Alfred Gordon Fowke, 27 Walpole St., Sydenham, telegraphist—Telegraph Corps. Thomas Alexander Mitchell, 6 Peveril St., Lower Riccarton, clerk—lnfantry. Williams Stocks, Fernside, ploughman—lnfantry. Middleton R. Swaney, c/o Mr A. Boyle, Lower Riccarton, labourer—lnfantry. Edward John Baker, 77 Ashbourne Street, Woolston, labourer —Infantry. Robert Hamilton, 109 Ranfurly Street, St. Albans, painter—Mounted. Harry Smith, 205 Selwyn Street, Spreydon, mechanical engineers-Signallers. David Harriss, 331 Stanmore Road, blacksmith—Engineers. Robert Smith, Ashbourne Stores, Ashbourne Street, Woolston, salesman—lnfantry. Leonard Vincent Boundy, 79 Hargood Street, Woolston, driver—lnfantry. Norman Prangnell, 48 Battersea St., Sydenham, warehouseman —Army Service Corps. | ■ ' . Cyril V. Harris, 9 Caledonian Road, mechanic—Army. Service Corps. James Fazackerley, 16 Telford Street, Woolston, presser—lnfantry. William Weaver, 74 Coleridge Street, Sydenhamj gardener—lnfantry. Charles William Martin, 42 Windsor Terrace, Richmond, machinist —Artillery. Walter L. King, 12 Elm Grove, Linwood, ironmonger—lnfantry. Bruce Glover Hickinbottom, 158 Huxley Street, Sydenham, clerk —Artillery. William Henry Cooke, 198 Hereford Street, Christchurch, tram conductor—lnfantry. Edward Albert Griffiths, 238 Stanmore Road, tram conductor —Infantry. George G. Burson, 132 Olliyier's Road, Linwood, jockey—Mounted. Arthur Haste, 236 Gloucester Street, farm hand—Mounted. " George Egan, 64 Hay Street, Bromley, labourer—lnfantry. . A.. Chappell, Bletsoe Avenue, Spreydon, publisher—Mounted. Norman Albert Sail, 101 Ollivier's Road, Joiner—Engineers or Mounted. Henry Bigham, Prebbleton, shearer — Mounted. Frederick C. Pearce, 10 Albany Street, St. Albans, , wool hand—lnfantry. Henry A. ! Love, 104 Nursery Road, labourer —lnfantry. Walter James Clements, -204 Hereford Street, driver—lnfantry. James Duncan, 38 Burke Street, Sydenham, labourer —Infantry. Harry P. Ranee, 153 Tancred Street, Linwood, storekeeper—lnfantry. Frederick William Harrison, 168 Montreal Street, railway porter—lnfantry. r John Oates, 83 Warrington Street, St. Albans, labourer —Infantry. Philip Malone, 21 Richmond Terrace, labourer—lnfantry. Cyril Fletcher, 52 Perth Street, Richmond, shepherd—lnfantry. Alexander Peacock, 332 Durham Street* brass finisher—Engineers. Charles Frank Thomas, 152 Madras Street, musician—lnfantry. James Steele, 177 Harewood Road, farmer —lnfantry. Herbert Carter, Bury Street, Sumner, labourer—lnfantry. Thomas M. Ryan, <sl Abberley Road, St. Albans, butcher —Infantry. William Gaskell, Upper Riccarton, gardener • —lnfantry. Thomas Morrow, 332 Durham Street, electrician—Engineers. Robert John Fraser, 238 St. Asaph Street, - sawyer—lnfantry. Arthur Kirkby, 236 Gloucester Street, glass polisher—lnfantry. Henry Rigby, 50 Charles Street, Linwood, labourer—lnfantry. William Fenton, Wakefield Avenue, Sumner, labourer—Artillery. Lewis Ernest Gray, 230 Moorhouse Avenue, carpenter—lnfantry. Martin J. Esker, 240 Cashel Street, farm hand—Mounted. Hugh Matthew Eaglesome, Prebbleton, labourer—Mounted. Walter Willis Barrett, 37 Lonsdale Street, New Brighton, farmer—Mounted. Richard Victor Home, 238 Lincoln Road, Halswell, butcher—Artillery or Army Service Corps. Ernest Edward Priest, Sail's Road, Papanui, groom—Mounted. Frank Dorieh Clark, 172 Bealey Avenue, optician's mechanic—lnfantry. Edward Wrixton, 18 Clothier Street, Linwood, miner—Samoan Relief Force. William James Pettigrew, 40 Southey Street, Sydenham, - labourer—Mounted. TO-DAY'S ENLISTMENTS.

The following enlistments were registered at the Christchurch Area Group Office to-day:—

S. Wells, 27 Sumner Road, Lyttelton, sea-

man—Mounted. Arthur J. Doig, 428 Madras Street, plumber —lnfantry. Chas. Spring, 502 Manchester Street, clerk —lnfantry. Edward Wrixon, 18 Clothier Street, Linwood,

miner—Samoan Force. Arthur Chappell, Spreydon, publisherMounted. Fred Mintrom, 226 Barbadoes Street, clerk —Engineers. Arthur Duncan, 72 Antigua Street, motor driver—Motor driver. W r m. B. Ayers, 180 Tancrcd Street, gardener—lnfantry, Hy. Small, Oxford Hotel, farmer—Mounted. Albert E. Harland, 51 Mowbray Street, baker—lnfantry.

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RECRUITING., Sun, Volume II, Issue 559, 24 November 1915

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RECRUITING. Sun, Volume II, Issue 559, 24 November 1915

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