military

Albert Bradshaw

Photo caption –

“AEB – WWI soldier
MY FATHER
SOMME VETERAN”

Anti-aircraft Battery at Awatoto

Anti-aircraft battery on exercise near Awatoto, possibly 1938

Archibald

Man with surname of “Archibald” in military uniform, taken about 1943
Plaited braid under left epaulette, badge on cap

Army

Army units on exercise, about 1938

Army Book 152

This record contains sample pages from the original, hand-written diary of Michael SC Gordon, combined with a transcript of the diary that was typed up some time ago.

The transcript on this page is of the diary itself, not the typed version.

The original diary contains 62 hand-written pages, and the typed version 43 pages.

The full copies of each of these are available at the Hawke’s Bay Knowledge Bank for those interested in reading more.

Army Corps

Area 7 Corp of Signals

Army Group 1952

D Coy  7TH INTAKE   CD TRG DEPOT   LINTON   SEPT 1952

D Company Compulsory Military Training, 7th Intake, Linton Army Camp, September 1952,

Richard Jones standing in second row, eleventh from right

Army Tanks

Army tanks, probably from the time of Matthew Tweedie’s complusory military training stints, when he was part of the Tank Corps at Waiouru

Army Training

Matthew Tweedie second from left – probably from the time of his complusory military training stints, when he was part of the Tank Corps at Waiouru

Beauchamp

Man with surname of “Beauchamp” in military uniform, taken about 1943

Possibly Alister Beauchamp, King Street, Hastings
Army number 136927, next of kin – mother, Mrs MH Beauchamp, Grays Road, Hastings
[Information from ancestry.com]

Boer War Diary

This record contains sample pages from the original, hand-written diary of ER Gordon, combined with a transcript of the diary that was typed up some time ago.

The transcript on this page is of the diary itself, not the typed version.

The original diary contains 6 hand-written pages up to 23 September 1899, and the typed version 7 pages up to 14 October 1899.

The full copies of each of these are available at the Hawke’s Bay Knowledge Bank for those interested in reading more.

Brightwell

Man with surname of “Brightwell” in military uniform, taken about 1943
Horse emblem on collar points, leather bandolier across shoulder, leather strap for message

Possibly Murray Richard Brightwell, Private, Serial Number 631478 Dannevirke
[Information from ancestry.com]

On shoulder lapel is badge RNZIR (Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment)
Brown shoulder strap and a Sam Browne belt
Collar badge is the 9th (Wellington East Coast) Mounted Rifles smaller version of the cap badge.

Camp

Photo caption –

” ‘The Boys’ enjoying the sun outside our Nisson [Nissen] in Glos. [Gloucestershire].
Chas. Lane (Can).   Reggie. A/G.   Self.  Ken Cozely (Can). Lionel Tihall [?] (Aus)   Alf (Eng) UK”

Noel Sutherland at rear

Camp

Snow fight at camp

Note planes in background

Cannon 1938

From Hastings Mail, 1938? –

‘NZ Artillery procession through Heretaunga Street on their way to Havelock North. Last vehicle has an 18lb field gun in tow.’

Cap

Charles Leith Travers Gordon’s football cap from Westward Ho! Army Cadet School, Devon, England.
The cap has gold-braided tassles, plus embroidered crown, sword and anchor.

Cassin

Man with surname of “Cassin” in military uniform, taken about 1943

Possibly Noel Cassin