1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment, New Zealand

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1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment, New Zealand
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Country: New Zealand
Service: New Zealand Army
Branch: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Type: Infantry
Specific type: Infantry battalion
Full size: 1,000
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Name1: Auckland Battalion
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Name2: 1st Battalion Auckland Regiment
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Information on Battalion[edit]

The 1st Battalion Auckland Regiment included the following companies:

  • 3rd Auckland Company
  • 6th Hauraki Company
  • 15th North Auckland Company
  • 16th Waikato Company

Personal narratives[edit]

Donald McRae (8 January 1881 - 20 October 1915)[edit]

Private. Main Body. 15th North Auckland Company

Diary, 1 January 1915 - 13 September 1915, by Private Donald McRae (Service No 12/821), Alexander Turnbull Library (MS-Papers-3775-1)

Describes travels to and training in Egypt and Gallipoli campaign.

Edgar Normanby Booth (7 April 1889 - 7 June 1915)[edit]

Private. Main Body. 9th section, 11th Platoon, 15th North Auckland Company

Diary covers Gallipoli Campaign

Related media[edit]

Official Sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 35/18 (April 1915–July 1915) (images free for non-commercial use)

Diaries for later period not available at AWM and still needed.

Unit histories[edit]

The Auckland Regiment by Ormond Edward Burton, published by Whitcome and Toms Ltd, Auckland, 1922[1]

Other official documents[edit]

Roll of Honour of the 6th Hauraki Company of the Auckland Infantry Battalion

Other sources[edit]

Notebook, 6th Hauraki Company - Nominal Roll, Reinforcement List, and notes on personnel, September 1914 - January 1915, Archives New Zealand

Index/nominal roll of unidentified unit, c.April - November 1915 (Gives date of landing in Gallipoli, whether main body or reinforcement, and if subsequently a casualty), Archives New Zealand

Note: Blog post asserts unit as being 6th Hauraki Company.


  1. [Ormond Edward] (1922). The Auckland Regiment. New Zealand in the First World War 1914-1918 (http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH1Auck.html) (Auckland: Whitcombe and Tombs Limited).  Check |author-link1= value (help);