2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment, New Zealand

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2nd 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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Information on Battalion[edit]

The 2nd 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]

George Wallace Bollinger (1891-1917)[edit]

Private D Company 17th Reinforcements. Sergeant 9th Hawkes Bay Company, 2nd Battalion Wellington Infantry Regiment Second Lieutenant

Diaries covers service in Gallipoli and the withdrawal from Gallipoli. Letters from European campaign. Note: Military personnel file includes letters from the Anti-German League questioning Bollinger's loyalty.

Cecil John Jepson[edit]

Private in B Company, 12th Reinforcements, NZEF, then in 11th Taranaki Company, 2nd Battalion Wellington Regiment

Diary 1, 01 May 1916 - 31 December 1916, by Private Cecil John Jepson (Service No 11396), Alexander Turnbull Library (MS-Papers-1480-3/1)

Including time training in B Company 12 Reinforcements NZEF before being assigned to 11th Taranaki

Diary 2, 01 January 1917 - 28 July 1917, by Private Cecil John Jepson (Service No 11396), Alexander Turnbull Library (MS-Papers-1480-3/2)

Diary 3, 31 December 1917 - 07 December 1918, by Private Cecil John Jepson (Service No 11396), Alexander Turnbull Library (MS-Papers-1480-3/3)

George Alexander Robbie (19 June 1875 - 22 July 1917)[edit]

Second Lieutenant with the Wellington Infantry Regiment, probably the Ruahine Company[1]

Diary, 9 July 1915 - 30 June 1917, by Second Lieutenant George Alexander Robbie (Service No 24/1306), Alexander Turnbull Library (MS-Papers-1380)

Describes training in New Zealand, travels via Egypt, and military life on the Western Front.

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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. [2]

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Other sources[edit]


  1. Jepson, Cecil John (22 July 1917). "Diary 2: Scan 80". Tapuhi. Alexander Turnbull Library. Retrieved 2015-09-07. 
  2. 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).