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Gareth Davies

Good morning team GWF

 

I a trying to find the War Diaries of the NZ Div, the 3rd NZ Bde, and the 3rd NZ Bn for 29 August 1918 and I have no idea where to start looking. Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

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Should be on awm.gov.au website. Awm4 class 35.

TEW

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They are probably also to be found in TNA?

 

Jan

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Maybe TNA as well but awm ones are online and free. Archway also have a small selection.

TEW

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Gareth Davies

Thank you - but I can only find the WDs up to 1916.

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TNA does show 451 hits for 'Zealand' under WO95. Online availability is another question.

Alternatively there is Archway.

https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz

Not an easy site to navigate and again not online AFAIK.

TEW

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Gareth Davies

Thanks. A trip to Kew I think.

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Hello Gareth

 

Here are their diaries for France and Belgium. There are others for the Middle East but they have not been digitised yet. Let me know if you need a list of those as well.

 

NEW ZEALAND DIVISION 
WO 95/3658 Headquarters Branches and Services: General Staff 1916 Jan. - Dec.  
WO 95/3659 Headquarters Branches and Services: General Staff 1917 Jan. - Dec.  
WO 95/3660 Headquarters Branches and Services: General Staff 1918 Jan. - June  
WO 95/3661 Headquarters Branches and Services: General Staff 1918 July - 1919 Mar.  
WO 95/3662 Headquarters Branches and Services: Adjutant and Quarter-Master General 1916 Jan. - 1918 Oct.  
WO 95/3663 Headquarters Branches and Services: Commander Royal Artillery 1916 Feb. - 1917 Apr.  
WO 95/3664 Headquarters Branches and Services: Commander Royal Artillery 1917 May - Dec.  
WO 95/3665 Headquarters Branches and Services: Commander Royal Artillery 1918 Jan. - Dec.  
WO 95/3666 Headquarters Branches and Services: Assistant Director Medical Services 1916 Apr - 1917 June  
WO 95/3667 Headquarters Branches and Services: Assistant Director Medical Services 1918 July - 1919 Mar.  
WO 95/3668    
WO 95/3668 Headquarters Branches and Services   
WO 95/3668 Commander Royal Engineers 1916 Jan. - 1919 Mar.  
WO 95/3668 Assistant Director Ordnance Services 1916 Aug. - 1918 June  
WO 95/3668 Assistant Director Veterinary Services 1916 July - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3668 Assistant Provost Marshal 1917 Jan. - 1918 Nov.  
WO 95/3669    
WO 95/3669 Divisional Troops   
WO 95/3669 Divisional Cyclist Company 1916 Apr. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3669 1 New Zealand Field Artillery Brigade 1916 Mar. - 1917 Dec.  
WO 95/3670 Divisional Troops: 1 New Zealand Field Artillery Brigade 1918 Jan. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3671    
WO 95/3671 Divisional Troops   
WO 95/3671 2 New Zealand Field Artillery Brigade 1915 Dec. - 1916 Dec.  
WO 95/3671 3 New Zealand Field Artillery Brigade 1916 Mar. - Dec.  
WO 95/3672 Divisional Troops: 3 New Zealand Field Artillery Brigade 1917 Jan. - Dec.  
WO 95/3673 Divisional Troops: 3 New Zealand Field Artillery Brigade 1918 Jan. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3674    
WO 95/3674 Divisional Troops   
WO 95/3674 4 New Zealand Field Artillery Brigade 1916 Feb. - 1917 Jan.  
WO 95/3674 Divisional Ammunition Column 1916 Apr. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3674 Divisional Trench Mortar Batteries 1916 Nov. - 1919 Jan.  
WO 95/3675 Divisional Troops: 1 Field Company New Zealand Engineers 1916 Jan. - 1919 Mar.  
WO 95/3676 Divisional Troops: 2 Field Company New Zealand Engineers 1916 Jan. - 1919 Jan.  
WO 95/3677    
WO 95/3677 Divisional Troops   
WO 95/3677 3 Field Company New Zealand Engineers 1916 Mar. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3677 4 Field Company New Zealand Engineers 1917 Mar. - 1918 Feb.  
WO 95/3678 Divisional Troops: Divisional Signal Company 1916 Apr. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3679 Divisional Troops: New Zealand Battalion Machine Gun Corps 1918 Mar. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3680    
WO 95/3680 Divisional Troops   
WO 95/3680 4 New Zealand Machine Gun Company 1917 Mar. - 1918 Feb.  
WO 95/3680 New Zealand Pioneer Battalion 1916 Mar. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3681 Divisional Troops: 1 New Zealand Field Ambulance 1916 Jan. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3682 Divisional Troops: 2 New Zealand Field Ambulance 1916 Mar. - 1919 Mar.  
WO 95/3683    
WO 95/3683 Divisional Troops   
WO 95/3683 3 New Zealand Field Ambulance 1916 Mar. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3683 4 New Zealand Field Ambulance 1917 June - 1918 Mar.  
WO 95/3684    
WO 95/3684 Divisional Troops   
WO 95/3684 Divisional Sanitary Section 1916 Feb. - Dec.  
WO 95/3684 New Zealand Mobile Veterinary Section 1916 Apr. - 1919 Jan.  
WO 95/3684 Divisional Train (749, 750, 751, 752 1048 Companies A.S.C. 1916 Mar. - 1919 Jan.  
WO 95/3685 1 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: Headquarters 1916 Jan. - 1917 Dec.  
WO 95/3686 1 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: Headquarters 1918 Jan. - Aug.  
WO 95/3687 1 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: Headquarters 1918 Sept. - 1919 Mar.  
WO 95/3688    
WO 95/3688 1 New Zealand Infantry Brigade   
WO 95/3688 1 Battalion Auckland Regiment 1916 Mar. - 1918 Dec.  
WO 95/3688 2 Battalion Auckland Regiment 1916 Mar. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3689 1 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: 1 Battalion Wellington Regiment 1915 Dec. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3690 1 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: 2 Battalion Wellington Regiment 1916 Apr. - 1919 Jan.  
WO 95/3691    
WO 95/3691 1 New Zealand Infantry Brigade   
WO 95/3691 Brigade Machine Gun Company 1916 Mar. - 1918 Feb.  
WO 95/3691 Brigade Trench Mortar Battery 1917 Aug. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3692 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: Headquarters 1916 Apr. - July  
WO 95/3693 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: Headquarters 1916 Aug. - Oct.  
WO 95/3694 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: Headquarters 1916 Nov. - Dec.  
WO 95/3695 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: Headquarters 1917 Jan. - Dec.  
WO 95/3696 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: Headquarters 1918 Jan. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3697 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: 1 Battalion Canterbury Regiment 1916 Jan. - 1917 Dec.  
WO 95/3698 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: 1 Battalion Canterbury Regiment 1918 Jan. - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3699 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: 2 Battalion Canterbury Regiment 1916 Mar. - 1917 Dec.  
WO 95/3700 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: 2 Battalion Canterbury Regiment 1918 Jan. - 1919 Mar.  
WO 95/3701 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: 1 Battalion Otago Regiment 1916 July - 1917 Dec.  
WO 95/3702 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: 1 Battalion Otago Regiment 1918 Jan. - 1919 Mar.  
WO 95/3703 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: 2 Battalion Otago Regiment 1916 Apr. - 1919 Mar.  
WO 95/3704    
WO 95/3704 2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade   
WO 95/3704 Brigade Machine Gun Company 1916 Apr. - 1918 Feb.  
WO 95/3704 Brigade Trench Mortar Battery 1918 Mar. - 1919 Jan.  
WO 95/3705 3 New Zealand Rifle Brigade: Headquarters 1915 Nov. - 1917 Apr.  
WO 95/3706 3 New Zealand Rifle Brigade: Headquarters 1917 May - 1918 May  
WO 95/3707 3 New Zealand Rifle Brigade: Headquarters 1918 June - 1919 Feb.  
WO 95/3708 3 New Zealand Rifle Brigade: 1 Battalion Rifle Brigade 1916 Jan. - 1918 Dec.  
WO 95/3709 3 New Zealand Rifle Brigade: 2 Battalion Rifle Brigade 1916 Apr. - 1919 Jan.  
WO 95/3710 3 New Zealand Rifle Brigade: 3 Battalion Rifle Brigade 1916 Aug. - 1918 Dec.  
WO 95/3711    
WO 95/3711 3 New Zealand Rifle Brigade   
WO 95/3711 4 Battalion Rifle Brigade 1916 Apr. - 1919 Jan.  
WO 95/3711 Brigade Machine Gun Company 1917 Jan. - 1918 Feb.  
WO 95/3711 Brigade Trench Mortar Battery 1918 May - Dec.  
WO 95/3712 4 New Zealand Infantry Brigade: Headquarters 1917 Mar. - 1918 Feb.  
WO 95/3713    
WO 95/3713 4 New Zealand Infantry Brigade   
WO 95/3713 3 Battalion Auckland Regiment 1917 May - 1918 Feb.  
WO 95/3713 3 Battalion Canterbury Regiment 1917 Mar. - 1918 Feb.  
WO 95/3713 3 Battalion Otago Regiment 1917 Apr. - 1918 Feb.  
WO 95/3714    
WO 95/3714 4 New Zealand Infantry Brigade   
WO 95/3714 3 Battalion Wellington Regiment 1917 Mar. - 1918 Feb.  
WO 95/3714 5 New Zealand Machine Gun Company 1917 May - 1918 Feb.  
 

Good hunting!

 

Ron

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Gareth Davies

Thanks Ron. It’s just 3661, 3707, and 3710 that I need but thank you for the complete list.

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Gareth Davies

Sadly not.

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Gareth Davies
12 minutes ago, IPT said:

 

Nothing in the budget for a trip to Wellington?

 

Somerset?

12 minutes ago, Skipman said:

 

Bit of a long shot but there are some available on twitter Click

 

Mike

Thanks Mike.

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I was in touch with the NZ Archives via Facebook and they do offer a copying service on these terms.

 

Please email your request to

 

research.archives@dia.govt.nz.  

 

"The price will depend on the number of pages. The minimum charge is $50NZD, which includes up to 20 pages of copying. Each additional page is charged at $1."

 

Mike

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Gareth Davies

That’s about £25. I’ll pop to Kew.

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35 minutes ago, Gareth Davies said:

That’s about £25. I’ll pop to Kew.

 

Easy for you to say, I live 460 miles from Kew.

 

Mike

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On 17/07/2018 at 22:00, Gareth Davies said:

Good morning team GWF

 

I a trying to find the War Diaries of the NZ Div, the 3rd NZ Bde, and the 3rd NZ Bn for 29 August 1918 and I have no idea where to start looking. Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

Hi Gareth

 

I have copies of the WD, 

if you mean 3rd Rifles.

 

Cheers Mate

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Here is the 3 Rifle Brigade headquarters report, which (if you can read) gives a bit more information on what the 4 battalions, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Rifles were up to.

 

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Gareth Davies

I’m on tour until the weekend so apologies, this is only a holding response. Thank you. I will have a proper look at the weekend.

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Steven Broomfield
18 hours ago, IPT said:

 

Nothing in the budget for a trip to Wellington?

 

Lady D gave that idea the boot.

Not sure if it helps, but I think I still have the NZ Official History volume on the Western Front

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Gareth Davies
On 18 July 2018 at 11:29, jacksdad said:

Hi Gareth

 

I have copies of the WD, 

if you mean 3rd Rifles.

 

Cheers Mate

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Are you able to improve the resolution please?

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Gareth, If improved resolution doesn't help you, then let me know what you want and I can make a visit to Archives, about 40 minutes down the road.  Regards, Terry

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Gareth Davies

Thanks for the offer Terry, much appreciated, but I am likely to be heading that way soon. 

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