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70 years ago this month

To ready for the approaching Winter Campaign the Battalion completed a 100-mile march from Maadi to Alexandria in six days. They also suffered casualties during night manoeuvres.  Read the war diary for August 1943 here

Battalion swimming team, 1943

Members of the Māori Battalion at the New Zealand Division swimming champs at Maadi, Egypt, 5 September 1943.

Standing, left to right: George Marsden, J. Ratema, Tu Rautahi, Ricko [Rongomai?] Haimona, Buck Mikaire [Jack Mikaere?], Ron Chase, Rangi Logan, D Aratema, Sindu Morrison, Bill Whareaitu.

Front, left to right: Reuben Pene, Padre Wi Huata, Sonny Sewell.

 

Reference:

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DA-08634-F
Photographer: George Bull
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Additional information from April 1986 The Battalion Remembers booklet.

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Sindu Morrison

is James Puhanui Morrison