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PERSONALS.

Mr P. R. Climie, a member of the Christehurch City Council, and organiser for the Canterbury Progress League, has now recovered from an attack of influenza.

Mr J. Jacques has received cable information that his sou, Signaller 11. Jacques, late of the Bank of New Zealand staff, was in London on leave just prior to the armistice being signed.

The death from wounds in France, on November 0, is reported of the Rev. M. McCombie, late vicar of Granity. Deceased, after obtaining Bishop Sadlior's consent, volunteered and entered Awapuni Camp in April, 1917, as a private, and sailed with the 31st Reinforcement. Ho received his education at Trinity College, Dublin. His work in the Westport district had endeared him to all.

The second son of Mr 11. Street, late of Sumner, now of Taranaki, Private D'Arcy Street, was reported killed in action on November 4. The late soldier, who enlisted in January, 1916, was in Sumner employed by Messrs T. Wrenn and J. Watson. His father is at present resident in Taranaki. A brother, Sergeant Claude Street, left with the Main Body, and took part in the Gallipoli landing. Lance-Corporal Thomas Brown, who •died of influenza at Featherston Camp, was the youngest son of Mr Thomas Brown, Waterside Farm, Coalgate, and husband of Mrs Eva Brown, now residing in Gisborne. He was born at Glentunnel 31 years ago, and was educated at the local school. After leaving school his parents removed to Coalgate, and he joined his father in the working of Waterside Farm. He spent two years motor driving at Gisborne. He was of a mechanical turn of mind, and recently invented improved planes for aeroplanes and a silencer for a rifle, both inventions receiving the approval of the military authorities. He joined the 44th Reinforcement.

Mr Robert Hay, second son of the late Mr Ebenezer Hay, one of the pioneer colonists of New Zealand, died lit his residence, 62 Chapter Street, St. Albans, last evening. The late Mr Robert Hay's father settled at Pigeon Bay seven years before the official foundation of Canterbury, and established an estate which became wellknown as "Annandale." There Mr Robert Hay was born, and later he fanned the estate with his brothers. Many years ago he sold his share of the property and took up farming near Timaru. About 14 or 15 years ago he retired from farming. He was wellknown in many parts of New Zealand as.a judge of Shorthorn cattle. Mr Hay leaves a widow and a daughter (Miss Dorothy Hay). .-■ Corporal A. J. Arlow, whose death at Trentham Military Camp, of pneumonia following an attack of influenza, was reported a few days ago, was the fifth eon of Mr E. J. Arlow, of Worcester Street. He was born in Christchurch, and received his primary education at the East Christchurch School. He was a lover of outdoor sports, being an old member of several athletic clubs — swimming, football, hockey, etc'. —and possessed a number of medals and trophies won at competitions. He was an enthusiastic vohmteer, and formerly a member of the Christchurch City Rifles. He joined the Expeditionary Force some months ago, where his volunteer experience proved of good service to him. Only recently he passed his N.C.O. examination, but his appointment was deferred pending his being posted to a Reinforcement draft. Deceased was 31 years of age, and leaves a young wife, and his father, sister, and five brothers to mourn their loss. The funeral took place on Saturday last at Karori Cemetery, Wellingtin, where deceased was buried with military honours in the Soldiers' Memorial Cround.

Dr. Margaret Barnett Cruickshank, M.8., who died yesterday at Waimate, from pneumonia, following influenza, had practised in partnership with Lieutenant-Colonel 11. G. Barclay for Over 21 years in the Waimate district. Dr. Cruickshank was the first lady doctor in New Zealand to practise medicine, and also the first to take all her university degrees in New Zealand. Dr. Emily Siedeberg, who commenced practice in New Zealand about the same time as Dr. Cruickshank, was an Edinburgh graduate. The late Dr. Cruickshank was born in Palmerston South, and her twin sister is now principal of the Wanganui Girls' Collegiate School. When the girls were 32 years of age their mother died. Dr. Cruickshank was a brilliant scholar, and passed with credit through the Palmerston District High School and the Otago Girls' High School, going from there to the Otago University. In 19J2 19115 she went to England, and before her departure w T as the recipient of a public presentation of 100 guineas and a gold watch and chain'. Since the outbreak of war Dr. Cruickshank had been actively associated with the Ked Cross and St. John Ambulance Association at Waimate. She was also superintendent of the Waimate Hospital at various times. Her line character and devotion to duty made her very

popular in the district, and her loss will be a severe one.

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PERSONALS., Sun, Volume V, Issue 1497, 29 November 1918

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PERSONALS. Sun, Volume V, Issue 1497, 29 November 1918

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