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looking for any help on a NZMR chap by the name of BROWN, Thomas Carnegie. Can't seem to find any information online. Going to check the nominal rolls on Microfiche this morning.

Any help appreciated

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D

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Mate,

I could find no man so named?

There is a man close to that in the NZMR.

Thomas Creig Brown 16378 17R/NZMR embarked on the "Manuka" 5 Oct 1916

Father (NOK) James Brown from Newark Waianawa Southland NZ

S.B

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Yes. That's our man. Have just looked it up with the help of the archivist at Christchurch central.

Death certificate shows Thomas Creig Brown Aka Thomas Carnegie Brown. Know locally as "Carnegie".

So now I need to look up the war dairy of 17th Reg NZMR.

Many thanks so far

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Mate,

I should warn you that the 17th Reinforcements (17R) is just that. Once in Egypt the reinforcement was broken up and the men sent to a Mounted Regt.

Where he went is unknown but I am check with some other in NZ who find that type of thing.

When I find out I'll let you know.

S.B

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I have found his records on archway and he was sent to the 8th SCMR.

Need to see where they were from mid 1916 though to the end

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Mate,

Yes I checked my lists of NZ soldiers in the Camel Corps and found all men from Southland ended up in the CMR before crossing over to the ICC.

So yes a check of the CMR unit history may give you an answer.

But I am inclined to check there fighting in 1918 rather then 1916?

But I could be wrong?

Did you read the fighting at Romani Aug 1916 where they saw a lot of fighting both mounted and dismounted or in the following actions to Dec 1916.

But these hills are sand hills not rock or mountain passes?

If you read Terry Kinloch 's book "Devils of Horses" he has a good detailed history of the fighting by the NZMB.

Cheers

S.B

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