[From Our Correspondent.] THE ROLL OF HONOUR. Tho ravages of war have boon vary keenly felt, in ileathcoto Valley during tbo j>ast week. Two mo in of tbo district s representatives in Urn firing lino luivo made tlio suprmo sacrifice. Private R. Anson was reported, this week as having been killed in action, and Private J. Lowe as having died of wounds. Private ]<owo had not oven been reported previously ns wounded. Much .sympathy with tho bereaved relatives is felt throughout tho district. Sergeant C 4. Weir, a brother of Mr James Weir of the pumping station, was reported ns wounded, fortunately not severely. Rifleman W. Evans, eldest son of Mr Walter Evans, has also been wounded.
Mr W. Radcliffo has lately received several letters from Miss Havolaar, New Zealand Red Cross Hospital visitor at Hornchurch, who regularlv visits Rifleman Basil Radcliffe, M.M. Tho nows is most encouraging, the last letter stating that Basil is now nblo to be moved about, in tv chair. He will before long he transferred to Oakland* to receive artificial limbs.
Mr OHfforl Jones, another old Heathcote hoy, entered the Cl camp on Monday last. He spent several 'years at tho Heathcote Valley School, ana later on attended the Opawa and then tho Moolston .School, where ho gained his Standard yi. proficiency certificate. At the Technical Collogo ho studied electrical engineering, and afterwards entered tho service of the Railway Department. At the time of going into camp he was stationed' at Lyttelton as a fireman.
"SEND-OFF” SOOT A k Privates E. Wenmoth. of Hillsborough, and Stanley Bocldnsnte, late of Heathcote Valley, were the guests of ibo .Heathcote Patriotic Committee at a social in the Club Hail last Saturday evening. There was a good attendance of the public, who always take a very keen interest in all that pertains to the welfare of the. soldiers. Mr 0. i'lavell presided. .Mr James Weir moved a vote of condolence with the relatives of tho late Private George Wotherall, and of the late Private J. Harvey. This was carried in silence. The chairman expressed pleasure at seeing such a gathering, considering the prevalent sickness, and also the inclemency of tho weather. He hoped that farowoll socials would soon be a thing of tho past, and that they would before long give place to welcomes to our returning men. A programme rendered by Mesdames Watt and Gatos, Misses uera( N Bettridge, Wenmoth, Round and Gibobns and Mr J. H. Taylor wap heartily enjoyed. Presentations of useful soldiers’ "ifts were made to the guests by Mr James Weir, who said that all were sure the reputation of tho soldiers of Heathcote valley and of the Dominion would be ably maintained by Privates Wenmoth and Beekinsale, should they bo in time to take part in the great struggle, which he sincerely hoped would bo over before they reached the theatre of war. Hearty greetings were conveyed to Valey soldiers at the front. The recipients briefly expressed their thanks. Refreshmonts having been dispensed, the hall Was cleared for dancing.. Hearty votes of thanks were passed to the performers, the ladies nud to the Heathcote Club.
HEATHCOTE CLUB. The Carnival Committee of tho Heathcote Chib held a meeting last Tuesday evening, when further arrangements wore made for the Labour Day Fete. Very encouraging reports were rendered' by the vnripus sub-com-mittees._ It was decided that no art union ticket bolder should receive more than one prize. A -vote of condolence with the relatives of Privates R. Anson and J. Lowe was passed in silence before the commencement of the eveninks business. Messrs G. Gray and H. "Williams wero placed in charge of the meat sale to be conducted on tho Saturday preceding the carnival. Messrs E. Bnrbery and C. Manning wero appointed judges of sports events.
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