Archive for the 'Mobilization' Category

Tuesday 22nd September 1914

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Reveille 4 a.m. A cold sharp morning but in view of our departure everything and everbody[sic] was soon on the move. Breakfast was soon over, luggage packed and away to the station and the spare time was devoted to cleaning camp, which was left as spic and span as it had always been kept. Our [...]

Monday 21st September 1914

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Advance Guard despatched to Wellington. Company parades.  Everyone hard at work packing up. Definite orders for intraining[sic] received. We start for Wellington tomorrow.

Sunday 20th September 1914

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Evidently to be our last Sunday in camp. Usual church Parades. Day passed quietly most overhauling kit in view of early departure.

Saturday 19th September 1914

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

A busy day preparing embarkation states and getting ready to leave Palmerston.

Friday 18th September 1914

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Company parades in camp. Definite information was given confidentially of our approaching departure for Wellington.

Thursday 17th September 1914

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Regimental parade. Haversack ration. A day at the Rifle Range.

Wednesday 16th September 1914

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The morning was devoted again to Company in the attack and then the Regiment started for Home via the Rangitikei Line. Lunch was taken on the road. A shortage of rations being remedied by biscuits hastily procured from Palmerston North by motor car.

Tuesday 15th September 1914

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

This day we spent at Highden. The work was company in the attack. Major Temperley was present critizing the work. The men got back to bivouac about 4 p.m. to find the far-famed Harry Lauder in camp and mounting a transport wagon he very generously gave the men a concert. The Officers of the 7th [...]

Monday 14th September 1914

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Kit inspection in morning. 1.15. Regimental parade. The Regiment in full kit marched again to Higden[sic] and bivouaced for the night. The officers returned per motor lorry to camp to hear Major Temperley’s lecture on the war, reaching Highden again about 10.30. Companies quickly settled into their old bivouacs.

Sunday 13th September 1914

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

A glorious Sunday. Usual church parades. Usual afternoon visitors.