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The Lovegrove papers [electronic resource (CD-ROM)] : a transcript of the manuscript : Wellington Infantry Battalion 1914-1916 / by Cecil Lovegrove ; transcription by Randal Springer ; edited by Gillian Tasker & Lynley Fowler.

By: Lovegrove, Cecil Lawrence.
Contributor(s): Fowler, Lynley | Springer, Randal, 1923-2004 | Tasker, Gillian.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wanganui : Wanganui District Library, 2004Description: 1 computer laser optical disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Cunningham, William Henry, Major | Malone, William, Colonel | New Zealand -- History, Military | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula | Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916 | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western FrontSummary: Disk contains the transcription of the manuscript of the “Wellington Infantry Battalion 1914-1916” by Cecil Lawrence Lovegrove [Heritage archives reference: NZC15/55] and digital images of the Diary of the Wellington Regiment 1914-1916 [Heritage archives reference: NZC15/5]. The transcription of the manuscript was completed by Randal Springer. The manuscript covers the period from mobilisation of the battalion in August 1914 to re-organisation in March 1916 when it became 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment. The author served with the Wellington Infantry Battalion in Egypt, Gallipoli and France and the manuscript is based on his memories, notes and information from a diary kept by Major William Cunningham [NZC15/6/1] and other World War One correspondence [NZC15/7]. It details the career and command of Colonel William Malone, who commanded the battalion from 1914-1915 and includes a separate essay on the Battle of Chunuk Bair 6th-11th August 1915.Subject: The digital images are of the daily diary of the Wellington Regiment (also known as the Wellington Infantry Battalion). The diary covers the period from 08 August 1914 to 23 September 1916. The diary includes the assembly of the Battalion at Awapuni, the embarkation from Wellington, the journey to Alexandria and arrival at Zeitoun Camp, Egypt. It records the action at Suez Canal, January-February 1915. There is a detailed description of the Battalion's arrival at Gallipoli and a day-by-day account of the Gallipoli campaign. The first section ends on 31 December 1915, as the Battalion returned from Gallipoli and entered training at Moascar, Egypt, with a note that training continued until 06 March 1916.The second section includes the Battalion's journey from Alexandria to Marseilles, France and to the front lines at Armentieres and Houplines. It records the attack by the Battalion on Flers and ends on 23 September 1916, with the Battalion still fighting at Flers.
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Contains the electronic transcript of the manuscript history of the Wellington Infantry Battalion 1914-1916 written by Major C. L. Lovegrove and digital images of the Diary of the Wellington Regiment 1914-1916.

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Disk contains the transcription of the manuscript of the “Wellington Infantry Battalion 1914-1916” by Cecil Lawrence Lovegrove [Heritage archives reference: NZC15/55] and digital images of the Diary of the Wellington Regiment 1914-1916 [Heritage archives reference: NZC15/5]. The transcription of the manuscript was completed by Randal Springer. The manuscript covers the period from mobilisation of the battalion in August 1914 to re-organisation in March 1916 when it became 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment. The author served with the Wellington Infantry Battalion in Egypt, Gallipoli and France and the manuscript is based on his memories, notes and information from a diary kept by Major William Cunningham [NZC15/6/1] and other World War One correspondence [NZC15/7]. It details the career and command of Colonel William Malone, who commanded the battalion from 1914-1915 and includes a separate essay on the Battle of Chunuk Bair 6th-11th August 1915.

The digital images are of the daily diary of the Wellington Regiment (also known as the Wellington Infantry Battalion). The diary covers the period from 08 August 1914 to 23 September 1916. The diary includes the assembly of the Battalion at Awapuni, the embarkation from Wellington, the journey to Alexandria and arrival at Zeitoun Camp, Egypt. It records the action at Suez Canal, January-February 1915. There is a detailed description of the Battalion's arrival at Gallipoli and a day-by-day account of the Gallipoli campaign. The first section ends on 31 December 1915, as the Battalion returned from Gallipoli and entered training at Moascar, Egypt, with a note that training continued until 06 March 1916.The second section includes the Battalion's journey from Alexandria to Marseilles, France and to the front lines at Armentieres and Houplines. It records the attack by the Battalion on Flers and ends on 23 September 1916, with the Battalion still fighting at Flers.

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