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70 years ago this month

The Battalion is in Taranto training and officers are undertaking Division exercises. They pre-record a broadcast of songs and messages home. Read the war diary for November 1943 here

Officers of the Battalion

Officers of the Battalion attend the unit's anniversary dinner marking being overseas for two years at St George Hotel, Beirut, 5 June 1942.

From the front:  Tiwi Love, Kahi Harawira, Henry Toka, Capt. Shaw-Thompson, Reg Mariu, Harry Lambert, Charlie Bennett (YMCA), George Marsden, William Vercoe.
Right:  Fred Baker, Reta Keiha, Jumbo Joseph (NZ-born Syrian), Ben Ropata, Rangi Logan, Ben Porter, Johnson, Dr MacDonald, Duncan McRae, Jack Reedy, Jim Matehaere.

(Caption information from Soutar, Nga Tama Toa, 2008, p.204)

 

Reference:

Sydney (Bully) Jackson collection.

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