1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment, New Zealand

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1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment, New Zealand
Years active:
Country: New Zealand
Service: New Zealand Army
Branch: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Type: Infantry
Specific type: Infantry battalion
Full size: 1,000
Created:
Name1: 1st Battalion Wellington Regiment
Name1 Start:
Name1 End:
Alternate names:
Disbanded:
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Information on Battalion[edit]

The 1st Battalion Wellington Regiment included the following companies:

  • 7th Wellington West Coast Company
  • 9th Hawkes Bay Company
  • 11th Taranaki Company
  • 17th Ruahine Company

Personal narratives[edit]

William George Malone (24 Jan 1859 - 8 Aug 1915)[edit]

Lieutenant Colonel, Wellington Infantry Battalion

Covers Gallipoli campaign

William Henry Cunningham[edit]

Major. Main Body. 7th Wellington West Coast Company, 1st Wellington Infantry Battalion

Letter to commanding officer Colonel Robert Hughes describing the assault on Chunuk Bair.

Herbert Walter Clutterbuck[edit]

Private. B Company, 29th Reinforcements. Platoon 2, Machine Gun, 7th Wellington West Cost Company, 1st Wellington Infantry Battalion

Diary, Late 1917- June 1919, by Herbert Clutterbuck (Service No: 59325), Christchurch City Libraries

Diary describes movements at Western Front.

Edward Percy Cox[edit]

Major in Wellington Infantry Battalion

Diary, October 1914 - August 1915 by Edward Percy Cox (Service No 10/659)

Digital copy at New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

Original at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Covers Gallipoli Campaign

James Bayne (19 March 1887 - 4 September 1915)[edit]

Private 17th Ruahine Company, 1st Battalion Wellington Infantry Regiment

Diary, 23 July 1914-8 May 1915, by Private James Bayne (Service No 10/44 ), Alexander Turnbull Library (MS-Papers-1418)

Diary covers enlistment, training, embarkation, training in Egypt, and service in Gallipoli.

Unknown[edit]

Officer, 1st Battalion Wellington Infantry Regiment

Letter, 16 August 1915, by Unknown (Service No Unknown ), Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CA000316/002/0021)

Letter describes assault on Chunuk Bair, death of Colonel Malone, and wounding of unknown officer.

Related media[edit]

Official Sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 35/20 (April 1915–December 1915) (images free for non-commercial use)

Diaries for the rest of the war not available at AWM and still needed.

Unit histories[edit]

The Wellington Regiment (NZEF) 1914-1919 by W.H. Cunningham, C.A.L. Treadwell, J.S. Hanna. Published by Ferguson & Osborn Ltd, 1928, Wellington. [1]

Other official documents[edit]

Other sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Cunningham, William Henry; Treadwell, Charles Archibald Lawrence; Hanna, J. S. (1928). The Wellington Regiment (NZEF) 1914-1919. New Zealand in the First World War 1914-1918 (http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH1-Well.html) (Wellington: Feguson & Osborne Ltd).