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1st Otago Battalion served with the New Zealand Division near the Petit Douve Farm mine,, during the 1917 Battle of Messines.




Those who served with the 1st Otago Battalion

at The Battle of Messines.

  • Barnes
  • Ernest Fred L/Cpl. d.14th Jun 1917
  • Morris  MM.
  • Herbert William Ellery Pte.




    New Zealand and the Great War: A Photographic Record of New Zealanders at War 1914-1918

    Glyn Harper


    They shall not grow old...In 1914, despite being forbidden, many a Kiwi soldier's kitbag included a portable camera, known as 'The Soldiers' Kodak'. In a major research project, Glyn Harper and the Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum have combined official war photographs with more informal images to produce a moving visual history. While primarily drawn from the Museum's collection, many photographs from private sources have been included. From more than 25,000 photographs, just over 800 have been selected - most of which have never been published. Chosen to depict each theatre of the 1914-18 war, including Gallipoli, Sinai-Palestine and the Western Front, poignant images from the home front are also included, along with graphic portraits of wounded soldiers, whose treatment marked the beginnings of modern plastic surgery. Despite the First World War being described as the most important and far-reaching political and military event of the twentieth century, pivotal in forging our




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