Saturday 15th September 1917

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Parades during morning. Football match during afternoon. Result W.W.C. 12 Ruahine 3.

Tuesday 6th October 1914

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

An interesting Field day at Miramar against the Otago Battalion.  The 7th acted as advanced guard. Got early into the action and being unsupported by the rest of the Battalion was nearly scuppered. However they fought well and defeated the enemy of attaining his main object.

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 [...]

Wednesday 9th September 1914

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The weather still keeps gloriously fine. Training was under Company arrangements and the Company did an outpost scheme on ground adjoining the camp. In the afternoon company drill was carried out.

Thursday 27th August 1914

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

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

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.

Wednesday August 19th 1914

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Lieut. C.B. Menteath reported into camp and received a hearty welcome from his fellow officers. The day was devoted to squad drill as until the full complement of men arrived in camp the Company could not be properly organized. Our first Adjutant Capt. W.R. Robinson departed having given up his duties at the earnest request [...]

January 13th 1915, Zeitoun Camp

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Major William Henry Cunningham

Zeitoun Camp.
January 13th 1914 [sic]
Dear Colonel,
Having a free afternoon to-day I am starting to do that which should have been done before, write up the dairy [diary] of the doings of the Detachment of the 7th Wellington, West Coast, Regiment, serving with the Wellington Infantry Battalion in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force [...]