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From: Jackie Walles <>
Subject: Ak Wkly News Military 1 July 1915 (2)
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 10:49:33 +1000

p.30 [AWN 01.07.1915]


At Birmingham and Manchester, the great majority are only slightly wounded and many of the wounds have quite healed, so that hospital treatment is no longer needed. The first New Zealander wounded seems to have been CLARK of the Auckland Infantry, who was hit in the mouth (not dangerously) just as he stepped out of the boat.

Lieut JARDINE maintained the family reputation for bravery by continuing to hobble about with a trenching tool for a crutch after he had been hit in the leg. He had several wounds before he gave in. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private G A McINTYRE, 10th, North Otago, was binding up a comrade who had been wounded in the stomach when he received a bullet through the thigh and rolled down the hillside into the trench. As in many cases the bone was untouched and he is almost out of the doctor's hands. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Lance Corporal G L POPPLE, 16th, Waikato, received a shrapnel bullet in the shoulder on the Sunday afternoon. It is still there but he is progressing well. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private W O'CONNELL, 74th [?14th] Otago, had a shrapnel bullet in the knee, since extracted. He is ready to leave the hospital. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private A H HARTLEY, Manawatu, lost an eye through an explosive bullet; quite well again. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private E W SOPER, Auckland Infantry, had his right leg shattered by shrapnel and at Alexandria it had to be amputated below the knee. He is now able to get about on crutches and is at Manchester. [AWN 01.07.1915]

A Dunedin man named SMITH, who was serving with the Australians, had his hand amputated. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private CARROLL, Westland, was struck over the heart by shrapnel, the bullet being still in him. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private McKOY, Divisional Headquarters, is invalided for strain and is not wounded. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Lance Corporal McDONALD, 3rd Canterbury, was wounded by shrapnel in the hand is doing well. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Sergeant GUTHRIE, Hawke's Bay, has quite recovered. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Lance Corporal L H REID, Engineers, has also a piece of shrapnel in his shoulder. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private KEMP, Railway Department, Wellington, is probably the first Maori to see fighting in the war. Bullet in hand and suffered from shock from the burst of a British lyddite shell. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Corporal P F SHIELDS, Masterton, is almost out of the doctor's hands; a bullet through each hand and one in the left forearm. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private J S JACKSON, Railway Dept, Auckland, had a bullet right through his body, just missing the spine and coming out through the chest. He is almost comfortable again and is walking about. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private D McBURNEY, Auckland, but attached Otago Battalion, had his right hand rather badly shattered and still suffers a good deal. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private T B BUCHANAN, Southland, is almost recovered from a leg wound and shock. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private F FARQUHARSON, Owaka, Otago, shrapnel in the back; quite recovered. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private G W MILLS, Southland, quite recovered from a flesh wound, merely grazing the bone. [AWN 01.07.1915]

Private H S LARKINS, Otago, is quite well and going out to a convalescent home. He had a flesh wound in the leg. [AWN 01.07.1915]

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