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MEN OF THE DARDANELLES.

CAPTAIN MILLNER.

Captain Thomas Goorge Millner, reported wounded, was born in 1887, and received his first commission In the Australian Army Ser- vice Corps in 1910, and was attached to the 8th West Sydney Company, and went to the front with the 2nd Army Servlce Corps un der the late General Bridges.

CAPTAIN C. W. WATSON.

Captain Charles William Watson (seriously wounded) belongs to the Second Battalion of

the Australian Expeditionary Force. Prior to coming to Australia about five years ago, he held a lieutenancy in the First East York- shire Regiment (England), and served with his regiment in India, where he was at the outbreak at the Boor War. Towards the close of that campaign he was transferred to South Africa, but had little opportunity of seeing active service there. He is a first- class swordsman and gymnast, and holds a first-class certificate for these qualifications,   as well as musketry. Captain Watson has many times represented his regiment in tour- naments. His many friends in Wingham hope to hear soon of his complete recovery.

LIEUT. PLAYFAIR.

Lieut. Thomas Alfred Jack Playfair, of the 1st A.F.A., who is wounded, is 25 years of age. He was educated at the Church of England Grammar School, North Sydney, and after leaving there entered the business ot Messrs. Thomas-Playfair, shipping providore, George-     street North. In 1910 he received a second lieutenant's commission in the Australian Field Artillery, and was selected, together with Major Lucas, to represent Australia at Olympia in England in the military jumping contests. For three months he was also at- tached to the artillery at Aldershot. Return- ing to Australia, Lieut. Playfair was gazetted full Lieutenant in 1913, and the same year of- fered himself for aldermanic honours in Wav- erley. He was elected, and sat as a member of Waverley Council until the outbreak of the war, when he was granted leave of ab- sence. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Playfair, of Kioto, Botany-street, Waverley.

LEIUT. OLDING.

Lieutenant Edwin Andrew Olding, reported wounded, was born in 1889, and joined the Australian Field Artillery as a second lieu- tenant in 1912. On the outbreak of war the wounded officer was attached to the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, under Major S. E. Christian. He is a resident of Drummoyne.

SERGEANT A. E. JACKSON.

C. Q.M.-Sergeant A. E. Jackson, of the First Battalion (wounded), is the second   oldest son of Mr. J. O. Jackson, of Samuel- street, St. Peters, timber inspector for the tramway permanent way dept., and is 20 years of age. At the time war was declared he was apprenticed to Geo. Hudson and Son, Glebe, as a carpenter and joiner, and was one of the first to enlist. He left with the First Ex- peditionary Force in October last, as a Colour Sergeant, but on the new platoon system com- ing into force, was promoted to C.Q.M.-Ser- geant. He was a member and office-bearer of St. Clement's, Marrickville, C.E. Bible- class. He also played centre-forward for the Y.M.C.A. second team of footballers.

CORPORAL W. PARSONAGE.  

Corporal W. Parsonage, who has been wounded, is the son of Mrs. E. Parsonage, of View-street, Woollahra. He is a prominent member of the Balmain Amateur and Mosman Sailing clubs, and was the recipient of an il- luminated address from his club mates. Be- fore enlisting he was in the employ of Messrs, Cox and Maller, of York-street, city.

CORPORAL J. D. REID.

Corporal J. D. Reid, who was killed in ac- tion on Empire Day, was a grandson of the late Captain Clements. He was 21 years of age.  

' LANCE-CORPORAL J. W. DABBS.

Lance-Corporal John Wilfred Dabbs (wounded) is a native of Birmingham, Eng- land. He was educated at the Birmingham University, and came to Australia a few years ago. Before enlisting he resided with his uncle, Mr. J. Dabbs, Ardenode, Dundas. The wounded private has three brothers at

the front.

BUGLER H. G. HOPKINS.

Bugler H. G. Hopkins, who was reported wounded in the Western Australian list, was a native of Newtown. He was 21 years of age, and was in the employ of the Cyclops Manufacturing Company. Bugler Hopkins is well known in the Newtown district. He was a member of the Western Suburbs Cyc- ling Club.

PRIVATE P. C. NORRISH.

Private Phoebus Collingwood Norrlsh, whose name appears among the list of wounded, is a native of Sydney, where he was born 27 years ago. He is a french-polisher by trade, but lately followed the occupation of a car- ter. After living for some years in Western Australia he returned to this State about 12 months ago. He left Sydney with the First Expeditionary Force.

PRIVATE SPENCER H. HAYMAN.

Private Spencer H. Hayman, of the 3rd Bat- talion, who died of wounds, was the only son of Mr. William Hayman, tram traffic inspec- tor, of No. 2 Renwick-street, Drummoyne. He was educated at the Drummoyne Superior Public School, and subsequently attended Stott and Hoare's Commercial School and the Technical College. He was a member of the senior cadets, and took great interest in mili- tary matters. For a time he was in the employ of Denham Bros., of Sussex-street, and at the time of enlisting held a position in M'Ilrath's, Ltd., of Goulburn and Pitt streets, Sydney. He was 20 years of age.

PRIVATE K. B. ARMSTRONG.

Private Kenneth Bain Armstrong, reported wounded, is a son of Mr. Robert Armstrong, a councillor of the Rugby Union council who has represented Lithgow for years. The wounded soldier was a member of the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union team, and also put in three years with the Scottish Rifles. He was attached to E Company of the 4th Battalion, and left here as battle orderly to the late Lieut.-Col. A. J. Onslow Thompson. In pri- vate life Private Armstrong was employed on the Irrigation Trust, Yanco. Mr. Robert Armstrong has another son in the ranks, and both he and his brother, who is wounded, are under 21 years of age.

PRIVATE HUDSON.  

Private Vincent Hudson, killed in action at the Dardanelles, was the third son of Mr. Robert Hudson, of Scone; 23 years of age, he enlisted at Brisbane with the 15th Infan-   try Battalion, third reinforcements.

PRIVATE S. D. WYE.  

Private S. D. Wye, who is reported as hav- ing been wounded, is well known in Fairfield and Canley Vale. Prior to enlisting he was a tramway conductor, attached to the Rozelle depot. His parents live at Badgery's Creek,

via Liverpool.

PRIVATE DE AVILA.

PrĂ­vate M. De Avila (wounded) is 22 years of age, and was educated at the St. Francis School, Paddington. He is a son of Mrs. De Avila, of Harden-street, Waverley, and before he enlisted was a plasterer.

PRIVATE W. H. HUNT.

Private W. H. Hunt (wounded) is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hunt, ot Junee, where his father is employed in the railway service. Private Hunt is only 19 years of age, and celebrated his birthday at the front. Before joining the expeditionary forces he was em- ployed as a lawyer's clerk at Junee.

PRIVATE J. E. BEATTY.

Private James Emanuel Beatty, reported wounded at the Dardanelles, is 22 years of age, and a native of Gouldsville, Singleton, where he was educated. He worked at Lith-   gow mines, and latterly in different parts of the State. He was on a visit to his fam- ily in Singleton when he enlisted. He left with the 4th Infantry Brigade, 13th Battalion. He is a son of the late Mr. James Beatty.

ot Gouldsville.

PRIVATE B. JOHNSON.

Private Bert Johnson, wounded, is a native of Yass, and was a member of the Second Expeditionary Force, and an infantryman. He is an orphan, and a nephew of Mr. P. John- son, also of Yass. Prior to leaving to join the colours he was with Mr. J. Smith in the

carrying business.  

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