Category: new zealand history

1 New Zealand soldier dies #OnThisDay Mar 12 1…

1 New Zealand soldier dies #OnThisDay Mar 12 1918, Private EDGAR BRUCE HUBBARD, 47838, 1st Bn, Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Son of Mr. L. B. Hubbard, of Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand

1 New Zealand soldier dies #OnThisDay Mar 5 19…

1 New Zealand soldier dies #OnThisDay Mar 5 1918, Gunner THOMAS KEITH HUNTER, Service Number 35271, New Zealand Field Artillery. Son of Wm. Hunter, of Petone, Wellington, New Zealand

2 New Zealand soldiers die #OnThisDay Feb 27 1…

2 New Zealand soldiers die #OnThisDay Feb 27 1918
Private HENRY BAVERSTOCK, Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Private WILLIAM DUNCAN POYNTER, Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F.

3 New Zealand soldiers die #OnThisDay Feb 26 1…

3 New Zealand soldiers die #OnThisDay Feb 26 1918
Private CLAUDE RAYMOND READ, Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Private PETER RANKIN McCAW, New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
Driver OSCAR JOHN BROWN, New Zealand Field Artillery

6 New Zealand soldiers die on this day Feb 8 1…

6 New Zealand soldiers die on this day Feb 8 1918
Pte JOHN RITCHIE, Wellington Reg
Pte REX COLE, Wellington Reg
Maj VICTOR ROGERS, NZ Field Artillery
Pte HENRY WI WAKA WI, NZ Maori (Pioneer) Bn
Pte HAROLD J. E. SMITH, Otago Reg
Rflm JOHN ERNEST BRYANT, NZ Rifle Bde

2 New Zealand soldiers die #OnThisDay Jan 19 1…

2 New Zealand soldiers die #OnThisDay Jan 19 1918

Rifleman SIMPKIN, CHARLES HADDON, Service Number 23/2281, Aged 23, 2nd Bn. 3rd, New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Gunner CLARK, ROBERT, Service Number 2/2794, Aged 23, New Zealand Field Artillery

THE PESSIMIST AND OPTIMIST

Nov 24 1917 NZ Observer 

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The Pessimist: This crimson war will never end, and we’ll never get home. 

The Optimist: But we’re alive

Nov 17 1917 NZ Observer AN EASTERN QUESTION. Anzac (after the…

Nov 17 1917 NZ Observer
AN EASTERN QUESTION. Anzac (after the last fight):
They call this Beer-sheba. Where’s the beer?

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Beersheba is a city in what is now Israel]

12 New Zealand soldiers die #OnThisDay Nov 15 1917….

12 New Zealand soldiers die #OnThisDay Nov 15 1917. @AkWeeklyNews prints the pictures of two:
Captain F M Twisleton of Waimata (Gisborne), killed in action
2nd Lieutenant Gilbert L King of Matakohe, died of wounds

John Coulthard, a blacksmith who was the driver of a car…

John Coulthard, a blacksmith who was the driver of a car carrying payroll to the Runanga, New Zealand state coal mine. He was killed during a robbery on Nov 9 1917. The robber, Frederick William Eggers, was later arrested and tried.