Jump to content
Free downloads from TNA ×
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

Wellington Regiment, NZEF May 1916


Derek Robertson

Recommended Posts

Can anyone tell me the location of the Wellington Regiment, NZEF on the 23rd May, 1916?

And is their a diary available for the regiment anywhere?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They (the 1st Wellingtons) were in billets in Armentieres after having been relieved in the front-line by the 1st Canterbury's on the night of 20/21st May. They were (in rotation) holding a small sector "in depth", in a salient that was known as "the Mushroom" (trenches 67 - 72 inclusive). They didn't return to the front until the night of 28/29th May.

Dave.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They were (in rotation) holding a small sector "in depth", in a salient that was known as "the Mushroom"

Centre of scan - "The Mushroom" (just down the road from la Chappelle d'Armentieres).

dave.

post-2-1108424024.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dave,

Thank you very much indeed - great info. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can't seem to find a ref to an official Regimental History at all...

Don't forget that the Wellington Regt had 2 Bns after relocating to the Western Front and they were spread amongst the 1st and 2nd Bdes.

1st New Zealand Brigade

1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment

2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment (from 2nd NZ Bde, Jan 1917)

1st Battalion, Canterbury Regiment (to 2nd NZ Bde, Jan 1917)

1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment

2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment (from 2nd NZ Bde, Jan 1917)

1st Battalion, Otago Regiment (to 2nd NZ Bde, Jan 1917)

2nd New Zealand Brigade

2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment (to 1st NZ Bde, Jan 1917)

1st Battalion, Canterbury Regiment (from 1st NZ Bde, Jan 1917)

2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment

2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment (to 1st NZ Bde, Jan 1917)

1st Battalion, Otago Regiment (from 1st NZ Bde, Jan 1917)

2nd Battalion, Otago Regiment

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can't seem to find a ref to an official Regimental History at all...

The Wellington Regiment, NZEF, 1914-18 by W.H.Cunningham DSO, C.A.L.Treadwell OBE and J.S.Hanna.

This is available in re-print from the N&MP.

Dave.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the heads up. I was using this page as a web ref.

http://www.greatwar.org.nz/offuni.htm

I KNEW that there had to be an official history in circulation, as the other three provincial Infantry Regiments all had their own. (The Aucks had two!)

The problem is that I am too busy (not lazy, just busy I wish to emphisise) to trot on down to the local library and check them out physicaly.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...