Saturday 10th October 1914

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

The Regiment marched with the division to Lower Hutt for inspection by the G.O.C. A vile day of wind and dust and the most uncomfortable time one could have. We were glad to get back to our cabins out of the wind and stones. No one fell out on the march which was done in [...]

Monday 28th September 1914

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The company paraded for a short time on the wharf where platoon work was carried out. During the day the other troopships came in. Capt Watson was taken to Hospital and operated on for appendicitis. Case No.2.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Friday August 21st 1914

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Our second quota of men from Wanganui arrived during the day in charge of Lieut. Watson and formed a welcome addition to our strength. The Battalion paraded at 9am and was inspected by Col. Johnstone[sic] the Brigadier and then marched to the Golf Links for Regimental Training. The O.C. visited Capt. Cameron and found he [...]

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 [...]