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Forum: New Zealand Badges 04-11-15, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Kiwijohn
Edmund Bowler

Hello again,

Yes, my interpretation is the same as yours. I believe Bowler did not intend to make the claim of being absolute first New Zealander ashore. I believe he meant first member of the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 24-10-15, 06:18 AM
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Posted By Kiwijohn
Hello again, Professor Peter Stanley,...

Hello again,

Professor Peter Stanley, Australian Defence Force historian, in his book Lost Boys of Anzac, confirms two New Zealanders landing as members of the first wave, 9 Battalion AIF, were...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 23-10-15, 04:31 AM
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Posted By Kiwijohn
Hello again, There are one or two confusing...

Hello again,

There are one or two confusing comments in your reply to my post re Edmund Bowler. You mentioned you did not know of descendants and their claim. You have a link in your original...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 21-10-15, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Kiwijohn
Having researched the landing of Edmund Bowler in...

Having researched the landing of Edmund Bowler in some detail, after claims for some years by some of his descendants that he was the first New Zealander to land at Anzac Cove at 4.30am, it is quite...
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