Saturday 19th September 1914

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

A busy day preparing embarkation states and getting ready to leave Palmerston.

Wednesday 16th September 1914

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The morning was devoted again to Company in the attack and then the Regiment started for Home via the Rangitikei Line. Lunch was taken on the road. A shortage of rations being remedied by biscuits hastily procured from Palmerston North by motor car.

Saturday 12th September 1914

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

We returned next day via Awahuri to Palmerston North where there was a public review and where the troops were entertained by the Palmerston people in the square by receiving one apple per man. Coming from their Gorge at Feilding the liberality of Palmerston North which had reaped so much benefit from the presence of [...]

Thursday 3rd September 1914

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

The weather still keeps magnificently fine and the Regiment at 9.15 a.m. marched out for inspection and then proceeded through Palmerston North along Rangitikei Line for a route march. The Company going out acted as an Advance Guard. The Regiment returned to camp after lunch on the Road. The distance covered was 13 miles and [...]

Thursday August 20th 1914

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

This morning we had our first regimental parade Lt Col himself being present, and he gave the various detachments a good shaking up, and told officers, N.C.O’S and men some plain home truths. The Regiment then marched through Palmerston North to the Hokowhitu Golf Links where Squad drill was carried out, the Regiment returning to [...]

Monday August 17th 1914

Monday, August 17th, 2009

A Fine morning. Company drill in the morning. 5th Regt. men returned to Wellington. Capt Cameron was taken suddenly ill with appendicitis and was immediately ordered into Hospital at Palmerston North where an operation was performed successfully.

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 [...]