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Lance Corporal George Amos Johnson - 26269
George was born at Lakeside on 4 April 1896, son of Charles and Beatrice Johnson. Before enlisting he was working as a labourer, his last employer Mr J Campbell, Lakeside. He was 5ft 10 ½ in tall with a dark complexion, green eyes and dark hair.
George enlisted on 30 May 1916 and was assigned to 17th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company. After
Sergeant Frederick Dutson Moss – 17/146
Frederick was born 11 April 1879 at Christchurch, son of William Alfred and Mary Ann Moss. He is recorded on the 1911 Electoral Roll as a farm labourer at Hororata. However he obviously had an inventive mind for in November of 1912 he applied for an American patent for a new handle fastening method. At the time of his enlistment he was a Farm Manager for the Remount Department. The War Office had requested the New Zealand Government to send two veterinary
Mr and Mrs Memory, of Springston, have received word that their eldest son, Private W. H. Memory, has been wounded in the head and admitted to a hospital in England. Private Memory was born in Springston, and was educated at the local school. After leaving school he followed the occupation of ploughman, and during a period of about 16 years had only two employers. He commenced work with Mr J. W. Marshall, and at tho time of leaving with the 29th Reinforcements was employed by Mr J. W. Kime. Private Memory's only brother left
The unveiling of the Southbridge Methodist Church Roll of Honour took place last Sunday afternoon, the preacher being Mr H. Holland, 0.B.E., of Christchurch, who was assisted by the Rev W. Laycock and Mr.G. Sheat. A solo was sung by Mr J. Reese. Mr Holland took as his text Joshua xxiv., 15: Mr Holland gave a thoughtful and inspiring address, and Mr Sheat also gave a short address. The Roll, which was unveiled by Mrs R. G. Bishop, sister of Gunner W.R. Simpson, who was killed in action, had the following names upon it, together with photographs of the men; H.