The Kia ora coo-ee : the magazine for the ANZACS in the Middle East, 1918
Lieut. W. K. King, M.C., A.L. H., who was killed in action on July 14th., enlisted at Hughenden, Queensland, in February, 1915, and received his commission in May, 1917. He was awarded the M. C. for gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field, in May last. He served four months on Gallipoli and also took part in the fighting in Sinai and Palestine.
Sgt. Oswald Hillam Coulson, 1st. Squadr-on, A.F.C., for his work in connection with the Photographic Section of the Squadron has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. He is at present attached to H. Q. 40th Wing, R.A.F.
Sgt. W. Cruickshank, A.L.H., has been awarded the D.C. M. for distinguished ser-vices in connection with military operations with the British Forces in Egypt. He en-listed at Melbourne in September, 1914, and was on Gallipoli. Sgt. Cruickshank joined the Officers' Cadet School, Zeitoun, in Ja-nuary last.
Staff-Sgt. C.L. Downe, A.A. Postal Corps, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of valuable services rendered with the Forces in Egypt. He enlisted in September, 1914, at Melbourne, and served on Gallipoli. He was mention-ed in despatches in June, 1917.
Mrs W.Barry (nee McClure), wife of Sgt.-Major Barry of the 10th. C.M.R., who came from New Zealand under Miss Ettie Rout's voluntary sisterhood scheme some three years ago, is shortly returning to New Zealand. Lately she has conducted a much appreciated soldiers' club at Ismailia, and previously did yeoman service at the Giza Red Cross Hospital.
Wanting but a few days to complete four years' strenuous service, the career of Lieu-tenant T. J. Lang, Field Cashier to the N.Z.M.R. Brigade, was brought to a close in the Nasrieh General Hospital, on July 18th. He left Jericho for Cairo on business, and upon arrival in the capital he was admitted to hospital, dangerously ill. With-in twenty-four hours malignant malaria and pneumonia had claimed a victim. His remains were laid to rest in Old Cairo Military Cemetery with full Military hon-ours.
The Military Cross has been awarded to Lieut. V.E. Adolph of the 16th Coy., I.C.C., who died of wounds received in recent fighting in Palestine. Lieut. Adolph, who enlisted a few days after war broke out, was on the Peninsula with the Auck-land Mounted Rifles and gradually went up the scale of N.C.O. rank until he was trans-ferred to the Camels as C.S.M., and a few days later was commissioned.
Staff-Sergt. L.L.P. Brabant, who is in charge of the New Zealand Base Post Office at Kantara, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.