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OLD BOYS AT THE FRONT. ROLL OF HONOUR UNVEILED. At the Burwood School last evening, the Hon. G. W. Russell (Minister of Internal Affairs) unveiled an honours' board bearing the names of 29 ex-pupils of the school who had enlisted. Mr H. P. M. Berry, chairman of the Burwood School Committee, presided. Mr Russell said the spirit shown by the young men of Burwood in enlisting reflected the spirit of the manhood of New Zealand. It was a great tribute to the men of New Zealand that 60,000 of them had offered their services voluntarily. The Germans, he said, had endeavoured to hoodwink Great Britain and build up a great navy on the pretext of protecting their overseas commerce. We knew to-day how false that had been, and that the ultimate object was to challenge Britain's supremacy on the seas. He felt confident that before many months Germany's man power would become exhausted and England and France would then break through on the western front, Russia would smash through on the east, and Italy and the Serbian army would account for the enemy in other fields. To-day Britain had 5,000,000 men mobilised, and he was sure that every man was serving as a matter of duty, and from the inherent spirit in Britishers to see fair play and justice on lop. Referring to the work of the hospitals in New Zealand, Mr Russell said that between July 1, 1915, and August 31, 1910, no fewer than 130(5 wounded men had returned to this country, and had been treated in the public hospitals and convalescent stations, and only 21 out of that number had passed away. The health of the men returning would have to be considered. An expert had told him that one man in every thirty would come back consumptive or with consumptive tendencies. To cope with that sanatoria would be erected throughout the country, and (he Government would not spare any money in its endeavour to enable a soldier to make a complete recovery. He wished to say that if any wounded or sick returned soldier experienced a return of wound troubles or sickness, the Government would, on application, make provision for his proper treatment. The cost of the war to the Allies up lo March 31 next, he said, would be £8,000,000,000. It was clear from statistics that Germany would be able to pay the indemnities demanded. Germany had not shown any mercy lo France in 1870 in the matter of indemnity and when this war was over Germany should be made to pay every penny demanded, even if it tied Germany up for generations. The German navy should not he allowed lo exist.

Mr Russell then unveiled the roll of honour and those present sang a verse of the National Anthem. The following are the names on the honours board:— Captain Oiinsby Barnes, Privates 11. Raines, F.. Bliss, T. J. Mlsiunn, J. R. His man, ,1. liriggs, C. Campbell, H. G. Fearon, A. G. Fearon, J„ Gray, H. Gray, \V. T. Goodrich, F. A. S. Hobbs, H. Inwood, F. \V. Leggott, \V. A. Mercer, A. Mercer, M. Mooney, R. K. McLerg, H. U. Mel.cod, J. Partridge, A. Cyril Parrish, IT. 1". Rider, B. R. Sar grant, H. Turner, li. E. Turner, \V. Thomas, and C. Went. A collection which was taken up in aid of a patriotic fund amounted

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BURWOOD SCHOOL., Sun, Volume III, Issue 865, 17 November 1916

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BURWOOD SCHOOL. Sun, Volume III, Issue 865, 17 November 1916

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