1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment, New Zealand

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1st Battalion, Wellington 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: 1st Battalion Wellington Regiment
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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.


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]


  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).