Saturday 5th May 1917

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Nasty change in the weather which has become cold and dull.
 The work in our Divisional area has been allotted to companies on a definite basis. We have to send two parties daily of 1 off. 50 o.r. to work at Day Street, Toad Avenue, Durham Avenue, and a new C.T. joining Day St with Martin St.
Violent [...]

Wednesday 26th October 1916

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

[Leap Year adjustment]
We relieve Otago. The Coy is Battn Reserve & occupies part
            of the Subsidiary & SS lines and Goodwood.

Monday 20th June 1916

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

[Leap Year adjustment]
We were relieved by Otago 2nd Battn and went into Reserve in Billets in Armentieres.
[Covering letter with Diary pages] 
To O.C. 7th West Coast Regt
            N.Z. Military Forces
                           from
                                 O.C. 7th West Coast Coy
                                 2nd Battn. Wellington Regt
                                             N.Z.E.F.
 Sir,
Enclosed find copy of the diary of the West Coast Coy 2nd Wellingtons. I should suggest [...]

Wednesday 15th December 1915

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Coy enters fire & support trenches again relieving Ruahine. Alloted A & B Groups of No. 3 Post & E group of No. 2 Post.
Pvts Harrison C. & Stokes J.E. depart on detachment, with Otago Batt to Lemnos.
Quiet day.

Tuesday 7th September 1915

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Company relieved by Otago Battn and removes into rest bivouac at Cheshire Ridge.
Struck off strength 10/2408 Burnley H.B & 10/518 Sciascia C. Corp to Field Amb. Hosp.

Monday 9th August 1915

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The Battalion was relieved by Otago Battalion at 2 am.
The Coy which returned under Lieut McKinnon comprised 3 NCOs & 15 men.
Casualty List.
         Killed        2 officers      16 men
         Wounded   2 officers    47  men
         Missing                          74 men
 The Battalion in Support on Chalik Dere.
The following men who returned from the Firing line were sent to Sick Hpl
Pte Johnston [...]

Sunday 25th April 1915

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Achaia arrived Anzac Noon.
Bn. Hqrs. minus machine guns Taranaki & Ruahine Corp. disembarked and landed on the beach a[t] Gaba Tepe the disembarkation was completed at 6 p.m. from transport to T.B. [Torpedo Boat] Destroyer & lighter & from those in life boats to the shore. Enemy shelling beach heavily while landing in progress. (cas. [...]

Tuesday 2nd February 1915

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Today we finished a new trench on the South side of Gare 152. It was a windy day and the dust was very unpleasant. At 7.30 pm. orders came out that we were to move tomorrow. Otago Battalion taking over our trenches. 129 men & 4 officers of our Company proceed to Suez as Garrison, [...]

Wednesday 27th January 1915

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

There was no reveille this morning. We were all awakened very early 4 a.m. by heavy firing from the Canal about a mile to our front followed by gun fire. Men in the bivouac stood to arms and a platoon was sent out to get touch with Otago Battalion on our right. The firing continued [...]

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.