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PERSONAL.

Mr R. Kerr, of Foxhill, has received advice that his son, James R-. Kerr, has beon admitted to hospital iv France, gassed.

| At an investiture at Ciiristchurcli on [Saturday, Lady Ward received the decoration of a Commander of the Order \ !o.f the British Empire, and Mrs Leaver, I of West-port,- that, of a Member. I The Rev. Dr. Weeks will visit Napier this week, in connection with the annual session of thp .Waiap'u Diocesan [Synod, to.conduct a quiet day for the clergy and address a missionary meet>

Private H. E. Brougham, son of Mr G. Brougham, of Motiieka, has beon admitted to hospital suffering from a »unshot wound in the left shoulder. Private Brougham leffc with tho Twentieth Reinforcements.

r At the monthly meeting of the Takaka County Council, the chairman (Mr F Pago) moved votes of sympathy with the. relatives of Lieutenant G L Stobie, Gunner E. T. Gooch, Private L. H. Page, and Private M. J. Armstrong m their bereavements. The resolution v.-as carried in silence. Gunnor Ernest Thomas Gooch, youngest son of Mrs J. Gooch, of Anatoki, has died of wounds. Born in Takaka 331 years ogo, the deceased, who followed! fanning pursuits, left with the Twentyninth Reinforcements, transferring to the machine gan section from the *New Zealand Rifle Brigade. The Row H.. O. Hanby (son of the late Mr O. W. Hanby, of x\ Telson)_, vicar of i Fsiirlie, has been appointed by the Military Affairs Committee Anglican! chaplain of the King George V Con-' valescent Hospital and Church Institute at Rotorua. Ho 'will take up his duties early nest month.

! Major A. E. Cbn-R-ay, officer commanding the ChristchurGh area, left an j Saturday--evening for Nelson,, to ..conduct n "barracks" at* Nelson College for four days, from Heotember 24th to : September 28th. Major C. V. Loexoing, M.C., adjutant of the Canterbury Field Artillery Brigade, will also come to Nelson to give- artillery instruction |to the Nelson College Cadets artillery ! section, the only section of its kind in I the Secondary Schools Cadets of the Dominion. Private Laurie Hanson Page, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs G. Page, of Central Takak'a, has made the supreme sacrifice. The deceased who was 29 years old, left the Dominion with tho Thirty-fourth Reinforcements on February 4th of the present year and: was killed in action on August 24th'rva? a P°P ylaJi*" member of ; tftoGolden liay vrepreseritativei^fcjotßaHteam , Prior to his departure. lie was a' member of. the East Takaka Creamery Staff. , ■ ■■ ■ . -:..«. I.i ,:/■

Gunner Edward Harle Giles, one of the fortieth Reinforcements 'reported to have died at sea, was the second son ..of MrT. Harle Giles, Conciliation Commissioner for the Auckland district Ho ■T?p S sf ars of ase- His elder brother All-red, lias been on active seiTice for three years, and is now in hospital in -fcnglant!, suffering from trench fever

Ne-ws-has been received at Dunedin of the death of ,;two well-known Irivate- Albert Edwin Brown Williams killed in action on August 25, and Gunner Frederick Walter Brown Williams, died of sickness on September 4. liie iormer was a prominent Dunedin Uugby footballer, playing for the Alhambra Club. He represented Ota^o on 15 occasions between 1910 and 1913 Another brother, Private James Wlliams, was killed in October 1917

One of the victims of the influenza epidemic on the transport carrying New Zealand's 40th- Reinforcements was Daniel George Spence, only son of Mr D bpence, of Christchurch. Having taken his -flying "ticket" at the Canted bury Aviation school a little over three months ago, Cadet Spence was on his way pome to join the Royal Air Force He had only just become 20 years of age at rhe time of his death.

. • At the age of 90 years. Lady Osborno Globes died at her residence at Mount Eden, Auckland. Deceased was the relict of the late Sir Samuel Osborne bibbes, Bart., and mother of Sir Edward Osborne Gibbes late Secretary for Education., Her husband died^ at Whangarei about thirty years ago.- Sir -banrael-and Lady Gibbes arrived in Now. Zealand m the early days, and made their homo at Whangarei. Mr Philip Osborna Gibbes, of Gilbert Island is also a son of the deceased, and ti'iere are also four daughter? resident in the Dominion.

Private Harold Phillips, w ho has died of pounds was the .third son 3 Mr \\. H. Phillips, of Sherry Biver tie was wounded severely in the b?«-k on AuOTrt 25th and died £ the Wal-ton-on-lhamos Hospital on September r i -ir,7^ c was wotmded previously iv July 1917 and after eight months hr hospital and on leave was sent hack to 1 1 ranee m April, 1918, and he was in ; the trenches from the betfnninjr of "\T;uuruj) no was wounded. " The late ]>te ii'lnlups;ivas at Nelson College for three years, -curing which he took a prominent part m athletics, ■ being a fine i cricketer and footballer. Ho also woni toe Senior Cup. After leaving Coile-e he entered the Customs in Wellington afterwaras being transferred to Greymouth, where he remained for six years. He enlisted from Sherry lliver early m 19i6, and left Zealand I with the Twentieth Reinforcements- | ■He was .very popular e/oryAvliero and ' has lefo mm- friends. During his last &? a?l ?;*' p°Mcge he passed the Junior Cml_ bervieo examin;;tion, and while in» Wellington studied at Victoria'Colio«ej and passed the Henior Civil Service ex-1 ammation.

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PERSONAL., Colonist, Volume LX, Issue 14873, 23 September 1918

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PERSONAL. Colonist, Volume LX, Issue 14873, 23 September 1918

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