Sunday 30th August 1914

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

A fine day. Usual church parades, and usual crowd of visitors in the afternoon.

Monday August 24th 1914

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The Regiment in company with other troops in camp was inspected by the G.O.C. Major General Sir. A. Godley, who at the termination of the inspection addressed the troops in his usual tactful and impressive manner. The troops were fallen in on the lawn in front of the Grandstand and made a very fine appearance. [...]

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.

Sunday August 16th 1914

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Fine morning. Church Parade. Afternoon again wet. Squad drill –

Saturday August 15th 1914

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Squad drill. Nothing of importance happened. 35 men from 5th Regt came into camp and were temporarily attached. Weather cold and showery. Saturday night 10pm. 20 men arrived from Taihape.

Friday August 14th 1914

Friday, August 14th, 2009

During the night of 13-14th it rained heavily and the morning was cold and bleak. The first morning in camp was more than usually uncomfortable. Doubling parade before breakfast. The rest of the day was devoted to settling down and fixing camp. Section Drill.