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MILITARY DRAFT APPEALS, Jan 1918 - Wellington, NZ

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taken from the EVENING POST 17 January 1918
* listed here in alphabetical order (where possible) ...

... This morning the Third Wellington Military Service Board resumed its sittings. In te absence, through illness, of Mr D. M. Findlay, Mr M. J. Mack presided, and with him were Mr A. O'L. Considine and Mr T. Bamber. Capt. P. Baldwin represented the military authorites.

* It was ecided to recommend four months' leave for domestic reasons in the case of Pte. J. F. EDGAR, Trentham Camp

* In the case of Thoma Edgar GRAY, who has several brothers serving, an adjournment for three months was granted. Mr L'E. Edwards appeared on behalf of the appeallant

* In the case of the employer's appeal for Norman William GUNDY, clerk, Masterton, the board dismissed the appeal, leave being granted until the April draft

* Extension of time until 30th April was granted in the case of Edmund N. KEBBELL, farmer, Pahautanui, who was represented by Mr M. F. Luckie

* William John RODGER, branch manager at Auckland for the New Zealand Farmers' Bacon Co., was appealed for by his employer. The appeal was dismissed, Roger to go into camp with the April draft

* The manager of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co., Ltd., appealed on behalf of George SHAND, branch manager for the firm at Napier. He sought total exemption, or, failing that, extended leave owing to the great depletion of the staff. It was stated that 160 of the firm's employees have gone to the war, and the company has paid half wages to them while away. The present occasion was the first on which total exemption had been sought for any of the firm's men. A three months' adjournment was granted

* A personal appeal and an employer's appeal were lodged on behalf of John THORBORN, engineer, Vogeltown. It was stated that he is 42 years of age, with a wife in delicate health. An adjournment for three months was granted

... Sine die adjournments were granted in the cases of the following slaughtermen, for whom Mr M. J. Reardon, secretary of the union, appeared:-
William Henry HARRIS, Masterton
W. S. H. McFETRISH, Wanganui
A. R. PETERSEN, Dunedin
J. A. SAUNDERS, Carterton
John TUNBRIDGE, Belfast
The individual appeal of Henry James O'KANE, Hastings, was referred o the No 2 Board, and that of Francis Jojn MALLINDER was dismissed owing to his non-appearance

... Mr Charles Grayudler, secretary of the Shearers' Union, appealed on behalf of the following shearers:-
Clarence H. SNOW, Martinborough
Gordon H. TEMPLETON, Herbertville
Charles THOMPSON, Takapau
Exemption since die was granted in the case of SNOW; an adjournment until 30th April, and after hearing evidence the appeal of THOMPSON was withdrawn

... Mr A. W. Blair apeared to support appeals by R. Hannah and Co., Ltd., for A. J. WILLETT an A. LIGHTFOWLER, clickers employed by them, and also in connection with the Equity Boot Company's appeal for Sydney SMITH, another clicker. Once again the great shortage of this class of tradesmen was stressed, and evidence was given that clickers are among the most essential workers in the industry. - In each case an adjournment for three months was granted

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