Thursday 4th October 1917

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Today commenced the 3rd phase of the 3rd battle of YPRES.
In conjunction with other units (Australian & English) operating on our flanks the N.Z. DIV. attacked the heights in front of the ridge known as the PASSCHENDAELE – GHELUVELT RIDGE.
The objectives of the DIV included ABRAHAM Heights and the village of GRAVENSTAFEL.
 The Div attacked on [...]

Saturday 25th August 1917

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Quiet day. Our artillery active during night. Hun aeroplanes dropped few bombs in Taranaki & HB. Coys sectors.
 All available men on working parties.

Monday 23rd July 1917

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Much artillery activity during day. Orders for relief. Enemy barraged support line at 6 pm. Relieved by Taranaki Coy at 10 pm. & proceeded to Prowse Point. Coy. billeted in tunnels & dugouts.

Friday 22nd June 1917

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Still in support. Three platoons of Taranaki Coy went over to La Basse Ville. Entirely successful. Very heavy counter barrage.

Wednesday 9th May 1917

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Captain RAUCH J.N. transferred from Taranaki Coy. as second in command.
We sent a very large party to the trenches this morning under Lieuts. MELLES and MCKENZIE. The Engineer officers and Major WESTON, Second in command of this Bn. express themselves as highly pleased with the work done.
The continued fine weather has resulted in very quiet [...]

Tuesday 1st May 1917

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

The fine weather has come with a rush.
We are sending two working parties of 1 off. 30 O.R. daily to Taranaki coy’s trench.
No. 2 platoon stands-to at night in a support trench and No. 4 mans another portion of this trench all night.
Tremendous aerial activity. Hun machine brought down in flames on our right this [...]

Monday 30th April 1917

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Company left billets at KORTEPYP at 2.30 am. Platoons are stationed – No.2 at GALWAY DUG-OUTS, Nos 1 and 3 in DESTROYED MILL, and No.4 at SOUTHLAND FARM. We are in support to Taranaki.
Great deal of artillery work and much more trench mortar activity than usual.
Relief had just been reported complete when a very violent [...]

Tuesday 24th April 1917

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

A really perfect day at last with a great deal of aeroplane work.
The Battalion relieved our first battalion this morning. We are Company in Support and occupy quarters at PETAWAWA FARM, and HALLEY’S MANSIONS. The officers are living in FISHER’S PLACE with Taranaki company.
Working parties re-constructing ROMER STREET in right coy’s sector.

Wednesday 15th June 1916

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

[Leap Year adjustment]
We took over T86 & 87 from Taranaki Coy. Enemy still aggravating with Minenwerfers & aerial topedoes.

Sunday 12th June 1916

Monday, June 13th, 2011

[Leap Year adjustment]
Routine Work in Support.
Lt Jones returned from Hosp.
Lt Quilliam transferred to Taranaki Coy.