Christchurch Star -
March 1919 - War News -
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Returning Home - RICHARDSON
Gunner R.G. eldest son of Mrs C.A.Richardson, 141 Clarence
st, will arrive home by the Hororata. left with the 8th
Reinforcements, saw service in France ----
Roll of Honour - Casualty
List no 1066 - 002
CHINNERY-BROWN - D. (Mrs
E.Chinnery-Brown, Manakau rd, Parnell) Machine Gun Corps,
died of sickness Feb 20
CAUGHEY - W.H.
(A.C.Caughey, Murdock st, Mt Albert) Artillery
died of sickness. Feb 16
CHAPMAN - G. (Mrs E.Chapman,
Otahuhu) Auckland Infantry, died of sickness in
NZ Feb 25
MITCHELL - W.W. J.
(J.Mitchell, Drimintoran, Shannon)
Artillery died of sickness, 16 Feb.
CHAMBERS - H.
L.corporal (Mrs M.A.Chambers, Canada) Rifle
brigade, died of sickness 19 Feb.
(M.J.Collogan, Greymouth) Rifle Brigade, died of
sickness 24 Feb.
GERRARD - G.
(A.L.Gerrard, Winton) Auckland Infantry, reported
missing, declared by Court of Inquiry killed in
action 1 October 1918
Sumner Ripples - The
Soldiers - 003
SMITH - Bombardier H.
P. son of Mr C.H.Smith earned the Military
medal ------ is now on the Rhine
MASSEY - Staff Sergeant
S.V. son of Mr C.B.Massey, Stoke st, --- his
3rd son was still with the NZ Forces in the occupied territory.
Brighton Breezes - 004
THORNE - Private
FROST - Rifleman H. a
welcome home was held at the Pier Hall on Wednesday ---
150 guests Mrs E.Townsend
being hostess. Dancing was kept up to a late
hour to the music of Bettle's Band. Mr A.Nankerville acted as M.C.
Monday 3 March
Roll of Honour -
Photo - SEAY - 005
Warrant Officer Clarence, son of Mr W.N.Seay of
Addington, has received a cable to say his 2nd son
----- died on influenza on 20 February while on
active service. ---- in May lasy year his younger brother
Gordon Seay, was killed in action in France and his elder
brother died of appendicitis before the outbreak of the war.
Returning Soldiers - 006
ELWOOD - Private Edward
H. son of Mrs E.W. and late Ted Elwood, of 149
Salisbury st, is returning via the Hororata,
left with the 17th reinforcements, ---
WILSON - Rifleman A. son
of Mrs E.Wilson. Sneyd st, Kaiapoi, is returning via the
Hororata, left with the 17th reinforcements
GURNSEY - Corporal
F.W. and Sapper A.G. sons of Mr F.G.Gursney,
Fendalton, arrive in Wellington by the Athenic about
2nd-Lieutenant, Clifford S. son of Mrs Ernest Bosomworth,
Holly rd St Albans, returning via the Hororata about 13 March
McMILLAN - Sergeant
G.R. son of Mr H.McMillan, Saltwater Creek, is
returning via the Hororata
McCORMICK - Gunner
C.A.M. son of Mrs A. McCormick, Lyttelton, left with
the 10th Reinforcements arrive in Wellington about 20 March
LODGE - Sergeant Gordon
(Jack) son of Mrs E. Lodge, Nth Beach is returning to NZ on
served 4 years in Gallipoli and France, one of 4 brothers
SEABOURN - Rifleman A.A.
son of Mrs C.J. Seabourn, King st Sydenham, is returning
shortly left in August 1914 ------
PHILLIPS - Private
James, 2nd son of Mr M.Phillips, Kaiapoi, left with
the 9th reinforcements is returning by the Hororata ---
NICHOLLS - hus. of Mrs
W.J.Nichollsof 420 Montreal st. ---- return by the Athenic
SULLIVAN - Sergeant
W.D. son of Mrs M. Sullivan, 110 parkes st, Woolston.
will return by the Hororata left with the 4th reinforcements.
Returning Heroes - 007
a very long list of Canterbury and West Coast men of those
returning to the Dominion by the Hororata ------
Death - DUDLEY
Lieutenant John Dudley, formerly Government Auditor for Nelson
has died --- at the front -- went into camp with the 7th
Reinforcements as a gunner -----
5 March 1919
Roll of Honour - Casualty
List no 1068 - 010
B. (T.Hammerick, Penrose, Auckland) reported missing,
Court of Inquiry, killed in action
LITTLE - A.
(E.Smith, Ashburton) died of sickness
GIMBLETT - C (J.
Gimblett, Bamford st, Woolston) died of sickness
SEAY - C. 1st class
w.o. (W. Seay, Barrington st, Christchurch) died of sickness
HILL - R.
sergeant (C.Hill, Pahiatua)
W. S.S.major (A. Nagle, London) died of
POLLOCK - W.
(H. Pollock, Scotland) died of sickness in New Zealand
L. (E.Tamplin, Palmeston North) reported dead.
Welcome Home - Kirwee
A large gathering from Kirwee and surrounding districts --- last
Thursday evening to welcome home Trooper
J.H.Jarman and Privates Bell
J. Thornthwaite. The
Rev. P. Revell gave the welcome ----- Mr J.W.Belgrave, on behalf of the Courtenay
Agricultural Assoc. of which Trooper Jarman was president
------ dancing to a late hour -- music supplied by Mrs Christopherson and Misses Nelson, A.Shipley, Foster, and Christopherson.
Roll of Honour - Casualty
List no 1070 - 012
O'SULLIVAN - E.
(D.O'Sullivan, Wellington) Auckland
Infantry, died of sickness in New Zealand
UPHAM - F.E. (Mrs
E. Gare, Wellington) Rifle Brigade, died of sickness
in New Zealand
Returning Home - ATHENIC -
More than 150 Canterbury and West Coast soldiers are due to arrive in
NZ by the Athenic - a long very list of names
Personal - 016
Chaplain-Captain, formerly Methodist Minister at Leeston
arrived in Auckland by the Port Melbourne
yesterday ----active service for 3 and half years
POFF - Lieutenant
L.J. who arrived recently in the Zealandic --
right through the Peninsular and French campaigns spending leave
at Methven with his parents.
Monday 10 March
Roll of Honour - photo
- COOPER - 017
Private Clarence Henry (Bill) son of Mr M.C.Cooper, has
died of sickness at Tidworth Military Hospital. educated at
Sydenham School, was a cycle mechanic by trade
------- popular boxer, has a brother Sergeant
E.O. Cooper still serving with the NZ Forces.
Personal - 018
Colour-Sergeant H.F. brother of Mrs H.E.Taylor, 34 Maunsel
st, Woolston, is expected to arrive in Auckland about 22
BOURGEOIS - Private
Phillip Charles, son of Mrs C. Bourgeois, 30 Matheson rd,
Linwood, returning to NZ by the Hororata--
about 15 March
PONDER - Lieutenant A.O.
Ponder, Rhodes scholar, returned to Chch yesterday, enlisted in
Rifle Brigade --- served in Egypt and France ------
COLE - Private
Charles and Lieutenant P. sons of Mr F.P.Cole, of
Lyttelton are returning ----- leave on the Maheno
next month --- more -----
Returning Soldiers - Draft 224 - AJANA - 019
is due in Auckland on 22 March --- a full newspaper
column --- a very long list of names of those
on board. -----
Personal - 022
GUNN - Private Alexander
Malcolm, elder son of Mrs A.A.Gunn, 131 Barbadoes st,
is returning on the Ajana with
MITCHELL - Private W.A.,
hus. of Mrs Hilda Mitchell, 28 Mayfair st Lower
Riccarton. returning by the Ajana, draft 224
due Auckland 26 March.
AGASSIZ - Rifleman F.C.
was given a hearty welcome home ------
Personal - 023
McKNIGHT - Private
George, to arrive by the Athenic on 20
March, son of Mr and Mrs G.McKnight, of Islington, born at
Halswell 28 years ago --- more --
McGARRY - Private W., son of Mr
D.McGarry, of Islington, is arriving home by Ajana, born
NSW 22 years ago --- well known at Little River ------
Roll of Honour - Casualty List no
1071 - 024
C.H. (Miss Cooper, New Brighton) 1 March died of
DUNCAN - G.A.
(Mr Wm Duncan, Southland) 8 March died of sickness in NZ
JARRETT - H.
(G.P.Jarrett, Palmeston North) died of sickness --- 1 March
T.W. (Mr T.H.Jeffs, Linton) 3 March
died of sickness in NZ
SLATTERY - C.
s.s. major (Mrs Slattery, Wellington) 25
Feb died of sickness
A.L. (O.H.Porritt, Palmeston North) 4
March died of sickness
J.T. sergeant (Mrs N.t. Thompson, Matangi,
Waikato) 24 Feb died of Sickness
T. (Miss M.M.Wade, Dunedin) 22 Nov.
1918 officially reported died of sickeness while prisioner
Returning Home -
COLLINGS - 026
- Private Herbert, brother of Mrs J.E.Dawson, Ranfurly st. Hornby --
he will arrive by the Ajana about
22 -- he was born at Prebbleton 39 yrs ago. went to
Prebbleton school, left NZ with the Canterbury Infantry of the
27th Reinforcements, on arrival in Engalnd was in camp for a
considerable period -- crossed to France, --- severly gassed and
suffered trench fever ---- was employed by the NZ Refrigerating
Co. in the wool dept. at Islington another brother
Private Frank Collings of the 16th Reinforcements was
killed in action during the battle of the Somme
Friday 14 March
Returning Home - 027
PENGELLY - Signaller
W.H. (Reg) son of Mrs Pengelly, of Haast st. Linwood, will
arrive by the Ajana
on 22 March --left NZ with the 3rd Battalion Rifle
M. 2 Spreydon boys who are returning at the end of
the month -- friends are waiting to give them a hearty welcome.
Heathcote Notes - 031
WEIR - Sergeant George H.
brother of James, of the Pumping Station is on board the Ajana --- left
with the 29th Reinforcements, wounded ----- by shrapnel
Sumner Ripples - 033
BOX - Private
E. will be returning at an early date.
LOACH - Major
is again undergoing hospital treatment.
W.J. is expecting his brother back from the front next week.
Lieutenant G.C. is returning -- reached Lyttelton on
18 March 1919
Returning Soldiers - 037
No fewer than 9 big steamers, carrying over 8000 New
Zealand soldiers are now on their way back. with 2
exceptions all the vessels are due to arrive between 12 and 24
War Honours - 038
A long list of names of New Zealanders on active
service have had awards conferred on them. ---------
Returning Home - 039
SUCKLING - Captain, NZ
Dental Corps, hus. of Mrs Horace E.Suckling is leaving
England at end of March
Casualty List no 1076
TANSEY - L.M.
lieutenant (M.Tansey, Raetihi) Machine Gun
Corp died of sickness 12 March
COOKE - F.W. (Mrs E.
Cooke, 9 Guthrie st, Timaru) Rifle Brigade, Feb
27 - died
Monday 24 March
Returning Home - 042
HENNING - Private G.N.,
hus. of Mrs G.N.Henning, of Akaroa will arrive by the Corinthic,
on 24 April.
Obituary - TANSEY -
Lieutenant Lionel Tansey, whose death from wounds and
sickness --- was for several years employed in the Dept of
Justice. 7 years ago he commenced practice as a solicitor
in Ohakune. He went away with the NZ Rifle Brigade,
gained a commision on the field. He was severly wounded at
Passchendale on 12 October 1917 ---- was a keen sport,
represented Otago University in football on several occasions.
Wednesday 26 March 1919
Auckland - AJANA - 044
The Ajana troops landed this morning. They are mostly B. class
men - that is men not quite fit for active service and
included 200 who had never been in action. All are walking
cases. Corporal Hartnett disappeared on 19 March
Welcome Home - SNELLING - 047
Alfred, son of Mr and Mrs
A. Snelling, Stevens st, gave a welcome home to their son
who has been away at the front 3 and half years. Musical items
were rendered by Misses Hutton,
Pepper and Snelling, and
Messrs McCree, Cocking and Wells.
Friday 28 March
Personal - 048
Captain A.W. NZ Medical Corps, has sailed from England on the troopship
expected to arrive -- early April.
FELGATE - Captain J.C. for
many years Commodore of the Tyser fleet, died in London on 26
Returning Home - CHAPPELL
Advice has been recieved by Mr and Mrs Chappell, 177 Rolleston
st, -- their son Trooper Eugene Chappell is returning from
Egypt by the Kaikoura,
arriving about 17 April. He enlisted with the Main
Body, left NZ with the 7th reinforcements taking part
in the Sinai and Palestine campaigns until crossing the
Jordan, when he was transferred to the Mechanical Unit of the
Returning Soldiers - Draft
230 - KAIKOURA
- 051 - 053
A very long list of names of Officers and nurses and the
men from Canterbury and the West Coast, giving the
addresses of next of kin. ------
15 December 2009
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