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pukman 07-03-20 06:42 PM

Badged New Zealand Boer War Uniform .
 
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Took me a year to pay this piece of kit
off , but a year of pain was worth it . Jacket and pantaloons attributed to Robert Lawrence of the 7th contingent , Boer war 1899-1902. A few pieces I had already including the forage cap attributed to Alfred Story 9th contingent bandolier with service
number of David Smaillie 5th and 7th .


All other item stamped NZ broad arrow .

Tinto 07-03-20 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by pukman (Post 502323)
Took me a year to pay this piece of kit
off , but a year of pain was worth it . Jacket and pantaloons attributed to Robert Lawrence of the 7th contingent , Boer war 1899-1902. A few pieces I had already including the forage cap attributed to Alfred Story 9th contingent bandolier with service
number of David Smaillie 5th and 7th .


All other item stamped NZ broad arrow .

All very nice, Iain, Thanks for showing.
Regards, John

Jackhr 07-03-20 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by pukman (Post 502323)
Took me a year to pay this piece of kit
off , but a year of pain was worth it . Jacket and pantaloons attributed to Robert Lawrence of the 7th contingent , Boer war 1899-1902. A few pieces I had already including the forage cap attributed to Alfred Story 9th contingent bandolier with service
number of David Smaillie 5th and 7th .


All other item stamped NZ broad arrow .

Well worth the wait i would say......... very nice and rare :)

woronora 08-03-20 08:25 PM

A magnificent addition to any collection. Thanks for sharing.

John

xrayrifle 09-03-20 12:21 AM

Magnificent uniform collection, Iain.
Certainly worth waiting for.
Bruce

Lancer 17 09-03-20 02:18 AM

Hi Iain

What a fantastic collection, thanks for sharing. Do you know how many Kiwis went to the Boer War ?

I know that anything like this from Aussie is almost impossible to obtain.

Regards

Phil.

pukman 09-03-20 03:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Lancer 17 (Post 502466)
Hi Iain

What a fantastic collection, thanks for sharing. Do you know how many Kiwis went to the Boer War ?

I know that anything like this from Aussie is almost impossible to obtain.

Regards

Phil.


Thanks Phil .6507 New Zealanders served in South Africa . I have been told there are only 5 New Zealand Boer War uniforms out there in collections or museums but I cannot verify that .

atillathenunns 14-05-20 07:55 AM

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Hi Puk, as you know I am a big fan of NZ Boer war period uniforms, head-dress, and badges, so it is great to see your named khaki drill patrol jacket, and its buttons which make it particularly interesting.

If you scroll down to the “SEVENTH CONTINGENT” post in the following link, you will see a close match to your jacket being worn by Louis Klee (No. 26 Company) 7th Contingent.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/mili...ent-t1650.html

The following pictures, which I have recently rediscovered, were taken a few years ago while visiting the Auckland museum.
They show another 7th contingent uniform which previously belonged to Arthur Christian McFarlane;, 21 Company.

The superb helmet badge says “7th FIGHTING” on top of a kiwi standing between to ferns above the word “NEW ZEALAND.”

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pukman 14-05-20 08:29 AM

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And the man himself arises from the mist , Robert Lawrence SA 4543, from Dunedin.


An underestimated era of New Zealand Military history.







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Originally Posted by atillathenunns (Post 509636)
Hi Puk, as you know I am a big fan of NZ
Boer war period uniforms, head-dress, and badges, so it is great to see your named khaki drill patrol jacket, and its buttons which make it particularly interesting.

If you scroll down to the “SEVENTH CONTINGENT” post in the following link, you will see a close match to your jacket being worn by Louis Klee (No. 26 Company) 7th Contingent.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/mili...ent-t1650.html

The following pictures, which I have recently rediscovered, were taken a few years ago while visiting the Auckland museum.
They show another 7th contingent uniform which previously belonged to Sergeant Neil Gloster McLeod, 21 Company.

The superb helmet badge says “7th FIGHTING” on top of a kiwi standing between to ferns above the word “NEW ZEALAND.”

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pukman 14-05-20 08:43 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by atillathenunns (Post 509636)
Hi Puk, as you know I am a big fan of NZ Boer war period uniforms, head-dress, and badges, so it is great to see your named khaki drill patrol jacket, and its buttons which make it particularly interesting.

If you scroll down to the “SEVENTH CONTINGENT” post in the following link, you will see a close match to your jacket being worn by Louis Klee (No. 26 Company) 7th Contingent.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/mili...ent-t1650.html

The following pictures, which I have recently rediscovered, were taken a few years ago while visiting the Auckland museum.
They show another 7th contingent uniform which previously belonged to Sergeant Neil Gloster McLeod, 21 Company.

The superb helmet badge says “7th FIGHTING” on top of a kiwi standing between to ferns above the word “NEW ZEALAND.”

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Maybe contrary of the info in the militarianz post , but this is the label in the pantaloons

atillathenunns 14-05-20 08:51 AM

Excellent photo :)

atillathenunns 14-05-20 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by pukman (Post 509640)
Maybe contrary of the info in the militarianz post , but this is the label in the pantaloons

As the photo of the Klee brothers shows, anything is possible when it comes to NZ uniforms worn at the end of the war.

atillathenunns 14-05-20 09:33 AM

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Here is a picture of khaki serge tunic that was worn in South Africa by Joseph Cooke, 3rd Contingent.

This tunic was once owned by Lieut Col T C Wallace, who also use to own a khaki drill tunic with imperial buttons and riding trousers that were also worn in South Africa, unfortunately the letter I have from Wallace does not mention who the original owner was.

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atillathenunns 14-05-20 10:04 AM

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Another picture of Joseph Cooke's tunic.
It was made by J.Ballantyne & Co. of Christchurch, Canterbury.

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atillathenunns 14-05-20 10:14 AM

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7823 Trooper John Purcell Campbell Simpson, 9th New Zealand Contingent.

Serge army tunic; standard and original 1902 pattern with removable shoulder straps, single neck closure, white linings.
Fernleaf/ NZ collar badges x2; straight NZMR shoulder titles x2 (one per shoulder strap); Imperial General Service pattern buttons; metal belt hooks rear waist.
Size no. 6 (Height 5ft 3 & 4; Breast 36-37; Waist 31-32).
Markings: defence stamp on lining: 'G / W [defence arrow] D / 27'
Maker's label: [reinforced paper], including fabric composition (serge drab mixture), sizing, & maker name: ALBRECHT & ALBRECHT / LEEDS / 1901-2.

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