Friday 17th August 1917

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Capt. McKinnon went on leave to England. Lieut Melles assumed command of Company. Company moved from Bulford Camp to  “Regina” Camp.

Tuesday 31st July 1917

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Commanding Officer
                           7th (W.W.C).Regt
                                    Herewith further portion of diary W.W.C. Coy 2/W.I.R.
                                    Also report of operations at
                                    La Basse Ville. Please
                                    acknowledge receipt.
                                                            Hugh McKinnon
9.8.17.                                                                         Capt
                                                                        O.C. W.W.C. Coy.
2 Battn Wellington Regt
                           N.Z. Forces
July 31st.             Attacked La Basse Ville at 4 am & captured village with six platoons. Relieved 11.15 pm. Casualties 3 officers [...]

Saturday 12th May 1917

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Company training proceeding.
Weather still very fine and warm.
Captain W.H. MCLEAN relinquishes command on return to duty of Capt. H. MCKINNON. M.C.

Tuesday 3rd April 1917

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Heavy snowstorm during the night – Capt. McKINNON returned but goes to Battn. H.Q. In meantime I remain in command.

Friday 30th March 1917

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Routine. Whole company ran in a cross-country race. Other companies yet to compete. Enemy heavily shelled battery in our vicinity.
I took over command of W.W.C. company this evening during temporary absence of Capt. MCKINNON. M.C. Capt. EVATT. 2nd in command, has been detached on a Labour Battalion job.
                                                                              [signed] F.H.E. Morgan. Capt.
                                                                                             7th W.W.C. Regt.

Tuesday 18th October 1916

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

[Leap Year adjustment]
Capt McKinnon hit. Lt Morison taking charge.

Thursday 15th September 1916

Friday, September 16th, 2011

[Leap Year adjustment]
The Battalion went forward to SAVOY TRENCH and on the Rifle Brigade taking the position in front of FLERS W.W.C.Coy. moved up to Strengthen the Line.
               The Line was very weak when Capt. McKinnon arrived and there was no definite organised Line of defence so Capt McKinnon took charge – sending back to [...]

Thursday 3rd March 1916

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

[4th March 1916 - Leap Year adjustment]
The Diary recommences as the Battalion prepares to leave Egypt. There are two diaries covering the same dates, one of them written by Lieutenant Hugh McKinnon. Most of the entries are nearly identical.
At 9 a.m. on 3rd March the following officers & N.C.O.’s of W.W.C. Coy were detached from the old Coy. [...]