Thursday 19th November 1914

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

The news reached us that Dr Webb had died at Colombo. Great regret was expressed by all ranks who had been associated with him at Awapuni. A memorial service was held at 10. o’clock.

Friday 11th September 1914

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Today we were all excitement as the Force at Awapuni were to march to Feilding, have tea as the guests of the Feilding people & bivouac the night. It was again a glorious day. We got a good start and on this occasion our transport maintained much better order. We reached Bunnythorpe at lunch time [...]

Tuesday 1st September 1914

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Still at Awapuni and no definite word of moving. Everyone anxious to move but still desirous of getting in as much training as possible. The day was occupied with Regimental 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.

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 [...]

Tuesday August 18th 1914

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Major W.H. Cunningham and Lieut F.K. Turnbull left Wanganui by the 7am. train and reported in camp at midday. They then learn’t of the misfortune which had over taken Capt. Cameron the previous day. They found plenty of work awaiting them in the way of organization which had to be tackled at once. S.M. B. [...]

Thursday August 13th 1914

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

On this date the first batch of men left Wanganui in charge of Capt Jas. A. Cameron for the mobilization camp at Palmerston North Awapuni. They left by the midday train and being the first of the troops to leave Wanganui had a most magnificient[sic] send off. They were played to the station by the [...]