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PERSONAL., Star, Issue 12351, 22 June 1918
Dr Thacker, M.P., has left on a visit to Australia. , At a meeting of the Christchurch Bootmakers’ Union held in the Trades Hall on Wednesday evening, the president _ (Mr P. Taylor) presented a Morris chair to the retiring president, Mr J. Ballantine, in appreciation of his services n,s president for thirteen years. A copper vase was also presented to Mrs Ballantine. Mrs C. Sutherland. 303, Hereford Street, received word yesterday that her eldest son, Private A. R. E. Sutherland, had been transferred to the mechanical transport depot, England, on June 15. Private Sutherland left New Zealand with the Eighteenth Reinforcements and was wounded in. the foot on June 17. He was a patient at WaUou-on-Tharaes, Oakland Park and Wolverhampton, and during his convalescence became interested in motor engineering. Prior to enlistment ho was engaged in farming in the Waimate district. Mrs W. F. Clinton, of Darfield, has received a communication dated April 27, 1918, from Captain A. H. Richards, expressing sincere sympathy and regret at the Toss of her son, Private T. Clinton, who was killed in action on April 18. His officer commanding stated that tlie late soldier was a warm favourite amongst his comrades, and a good soldier. The last rites of burial, tlie letter- stated, wore performed by a French priest, and a cross is to be erected over tlie grave. Private advice has been received by Mrs H. Harry, of 39, Durham Street, Sydenham, that her fifth sou, Private Benjamin Harry, died of wounds received in action in France on May 14. Private Harry, who was twentyfive years of age, was horn and educated at Sydenham. After leaving school ho was employed at Taylor Bros.’ warehouse, in Lichfield Street, and was there for many years. Later on he worked for the Union Brewery. Ho took a keen interest in all sports, having played cricket for Sydenham Juniors in 1911 and 1912 represented Canterbury Juniors against Otago at Lancaster Park on Christmas Day, 1912, and also .played for Sydenham Seniors in 1913, when they won the championship. He also played for Linwood Wanderers?* Private Harry left New Zealand with the. Twenty-third Reinforcements. His brother William left with the same draft and was killed in action in December last, Mr William Keith, of 39, James Avenue, Papanui, has been advised that his second son, Private Gordon Keith, has for the second time been slightly wounded, and is remaining with his unit. Private Keith was previously severely wounded at Mossines, arid had only returned to the front a month previous tivhis mishap. Ho left with the Fourteenth Reinforcements, and is twenty years of age. Private Charles Chaney, who returned to the Dominion by tho last hospital ship, is tho second sou of Mr and Mrs Randolph Chaney, of Watt’s Road, Upper Riccarton. late of Islington. Private Chaney was born at. Islington twenty-one years ago, and was educated at the Hornby and Riccarton Schools. He was employed on the clerical staff of the New Zealand Refrigerating Company at their Islington office. He left with the Canterbury Infantry of the Twenty-fifth Reinforcements, and was through two or three big engagements. He was severely wounded in the chest and spent several months in different hospitals in France and later in England. Although greatly benefited by the voyage. Private Chancy is still under treatment at the Christchurch Hospital. An elder brother, Private Qeorge Chancy, made the supreme sacrifice recently on the western front. Rifleman S. N. Hooper (Belgian Croix de Guerre), who aprivod in Christchurch on Sunday with tlie last draft of wounded, is twenty-five years of age. and is the only living syn of Mrs T. Adams, of Shnnd's Road, Hornby- He left New Zealand with tlie 3rd Battalion of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade with the Ninth Reinforcements. with the rank of orderly sergeant. On arrival in Egypt, however, ho transferred back to the ranks. Remaining in Egypt, only a few weeks, he left with the first draft of New Zealanders for Franco, where, on arrival, he was at once appointed a dispatch runner at headquarters, which position he retained right throughout the heavy (ightiiiir in Flanders. Ho was awarded the Belgian ('mix de Guerre for conspicuous gallantry during tho heavy fighting at Passeliendaelo Ridge. In December of last year lie was admiited to Waltnn-on-Tlianies Hospital with severe rheumatism. After spending several weeks in hospital he again rejoined his unit, and shortly after arriving back in the firing line was severely wounded by gunshot, in the right foot, and admitted to hospital, whore he lay dangerously ill for some time. Rifleman Hooper arrived back as a “cot ease, and was sent direct from tho train to Christchurch Hospital, where he is receiving further treatment. Previous to enlisting ho was employed in the Christchurch office of the New Zealand Refrigerating Company. He was educated ai the Hornby and AVeot Christchurch Schools, and is well known throughout tlie Hornby district, wE re ho has resided tortile pas; >.■ v; :, • ,-,i years. Ho was a prominent ir- nder of St David's Presbyterian Church, and also of Hie Paparua Tennis Club.
PERSONAL., Star, Issue 12351, 22 June 1918
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