Archive for August, 2009

Monday 31st August 1914

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Regiment marched to the Rifle Range. Company parades. Regiment returned at 4 p.m. During the day a guard was dispatched to Wgtn for the purpose of protecting the Troopships now in the harbour and ready for the troops.

Sunday 30th August 1914

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

A fine day. Usual church parades, and usual crowd of visitors in the afternoon.

Saturday 29th August 1914

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Washing day.

Friday 28th August 1914

Friday, August 28th, 2009

It was expected that Lieut Hardie would fill the vacancy caused by the inability of Lieut Aldridge to get away, but he also withdrew. Ultimately Lieut Bryan an ex Duntroon student and a member of the N.Z. Staff was selected and came on the strength. Lieut Watson was promoted Capt and second in Command. The [...]

Thursday 27th August 1914

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

A further morning was devoted to kits. In the afternoon the company did outpost work.

Wednesday August 26th 1914

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The morning parade was devoted to completing and labelling kit bags and kits. In the afternoon the Regiment went for a route march.

Tuesday August 25th 1914

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

A quiet day devoted to Company work. Lieut Cross arrived in camp and was taken on the strength.

Monday August 24th 1914

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The Regiment in company with other troops in camp was inspected by the G.O.C. Major General Sir. A. Godley, who at the termination of the inspection addressed the troops in his usual tactful and impressive manner. The troops were fallen in on the lawn in front of the Grandstand and made a very fine appearance. [...]

Sunday August 23rd 1914

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Our first Sunday in camp passed quietly and a number of visitors from Wanganui turned up to visit the camp. There was Brigade Church Parade in the morning and in the afternoon some company training.

Saturday August 22nd 1914

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

The company remain[sic] in camp and drew their kits and kit bags from store. Capt M McDonnell arrived in camp and took up his duties as adjutant of the Regiment.