FOR KING AND EMPIRE.
NEW ZEALAND CASUALTIES. LIEUT. C. L. PHIPPS-BLACK. The death in action, on July 30, is reported of 2nd-Lieut. Cyril Lloyd Phipps-Black, who left here with the 34th Reinforcement, and was attached to the Rifle Brigade. Lieut. Phipps-Black was the only son of Mr W. H. Phipps-Black, a city grain merchant, and who is a well-known resident of Sumner. He was born 29 years ago, and was educated at
Mr Wilson's Private School, Cranmer Square. Always keen on military affairs, he was prominent in the Christ's College Rifles before the inception of the Territorial scheme, taking an active part on the riile ranges. He was a member of the Christchurch Football Club and took an active interest in the Red and Black Association. As an athlete, he possessed a turn of speed which, if he had seriously devoted himself to the track, would have placed him far. However, his energies were later directed to motor-cycling, and he "pulled off" many events, especially in the North Island, obtaining a reputation as a particularly fearless and skilful rider. He was a member of the Pioneer Motorcycling Club, and also of the Richmond Hill Coif Club. His activities in his father's business made him well known in commercial circles, his cheerful disposition and straightforward manner winning him much popularity. Shortly before enlisting he married, and leaves a widow and an infant son. lie had only been in Prance two months when he met his death.
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