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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1915

On Active Service

On Active Service.

We have found it impossible to issue a complete list of all old students of Victoria College who have left the country on active service. Daily we find our numbers are lessened by the departure of students to take their place in the ranks at Trentham, or to proceed Home to take up commission. We have therefore thought it advisable to issue a list simply of those who have been reported in the Casualty Lists. We should be more than grateful for any information that can be given us as to doings of "old students" at the front.

The following casualties have reached us to date:—

West, Francis Leveson Gower.—Lieutenant in the Main Expeditionary Force. Was engaged in the operations against the Turks in the landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Reported wounded on 16th May. Latest advice states he was in the Hospital at Alexandria, and was convalescent. West attended lectures at the College from 1908 to 1913. He graduated LL.B. in 1912, and passed the LL.M. examination in 1913 with 2nd Class Honours in Roman Law, Contracts and Torts and Company Law.

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Baddeley, Herman Stuart.—Lieutenant in the Main Expeditionary Force. He was reported wounded in the operations in the Gallipoli Peninsula in May. Baddeley kept terms at the College in 1909 and 1910. He was practising as a solicitor at Te Awamutu when the war broke out.

Hall, Vincent John Baird.—Corporal in the Main Expeditionary Force. Reported wounded in the thigh, May, 1915, in the operations in the Gallipoli Peninsula. Hail attended lectures from 1909 to 1913. Passed B. A. 1912, M.A. 1913 with 3rd Class Honours in Languages and Literature (English and French). Prior to the war he was on the staff of the New Plymouth High School.

Bertrand, George Frederick.—Private in the Main Expeditionary Force. Reported wounded May, 1915. Bertrand kept 1st year terms in 1910. He attended lectures in 1910 and 1911.

Pallant, Donald Kellway.—Sergeant in the Wellington Infantry Brigade, operating on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Reported missing after the fighting in the early part of May. Pallant attended lectures 1911-1912.

James on, Ian Douglas.—Lance-Corporal in the Wellington Infantry Brigade at the Dardanelles. Was reported missing at the same time as Sergeant Pallant, presumably in the same battle. Jameson attended lecture; in 1912.

Clachan, William J.—Lieutenant in the Middlesex Regiment, British Expeditionary Force. Took part in various actions in Flanders. Was wounded April 18th, probably during the fierce fight for Hill 60 Clachan was a student at V.U.C. during 1910, 1911. 1912

Mothes, Frederick William.—Sergeant in the Wellington Mounted Infantry. Was wounded in the recent fighting near Krithia, on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Mothes kept 1st terms in 1906. Left Wellington for some years. Returned to V.U.C. 1910 Kept 2nd terms 1910, 3rd terms 1912. Graduated B.A. in 1013.