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Forum: New Zealand Badges 19-07-20, 02:13 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
As you say, the NZ riflemen were humorously...

As you say, the NZ riflemen were humorously dubbed the "dinkum soldiers" by the other infantry brigades and they later accepted the affectionate sobriquet of "The Dinks" with considerable pride.
...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 09:03 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Arnold Ashworth Binns, the second jeweler to set...

Arnold Ashworth Binns, the second jeweler to set up shop at Trentham Camp.

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Advert, Camp Courier 11th October 1916.

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 08:58 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Horace William Lloyd, the first jeweler to set up...

Horace William Lloyd, the first jeweler to set up shop at Trentham Camp.

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Advert, Camp Courier 15th May 1918

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 08:39 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
J, E. Fitt, watchmaker and jeweller, Featherston...

J, E. Fitt, watchmaker and jeweller, Featherston Camp.

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Advert, Camp Courier 18th March 1916.

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 06:22 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Shand Bookstore advert, Camp Courier 13th...

Shand Bookstore advert, Camp Courier 13th November 1915, and Victoria Laundry advert, Camp Courier 27th May 1916.

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 06:10 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
This one shows good detail of Smith & Sherlaws...

This one shows good detail of Smith & Sherlaws shop, next door is Victoria laundry, who were regular advertisers in the Camp Courier, and next door to them is Shands bookshop, and three doors down is...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 04:41 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Hi puk, the Camp Courier newspapers are an...

Hi puk, the Camp Courier newspapers are an important information source when it comes to identifying WW1 badge suppliers, and how they progressed during the war.

The following advert is from the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 07-04-17, 09:32 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Well that explains the patched helmet and why he...

Well that explains the patched helmet and why he has 9th shoulder insignia.
It appears the photo was taken on his return from Gallipoli, perhaps the badge being worn is due to a lack of availability...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 06-04-17, 09:15 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Indeed an interesting helmet and with what is...

Indeed an interesting helmet and with what is undoubtedly a triple fern reinforcement badge and a puggaree side patch.
I am feeling Bill does not have a last name?
Forum: New Zealand Badges 17-07-16, 01:49 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Puk I do recall the trade me auction #491480041,...

Puk I do recall the trade me auction #491480041, as can be seen by the picture below.
If I recall correctly it was not listed as being 7th reinforcements?

However I agree the “M. Clarke” written...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 29-05-16, 02:16 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Only living 15 minutes from where I am, I did...

Only living 15 minutes from where I am, I did manage to catch up with John Lynch and compare research information. The photograph that was key to Johnís research on a numbered triple fern badge was...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 03-11-15, 09:17 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Hi Kiwijohn, Sorry for the slow reply, but I...

Hi Kiwijohn,

Sorry for the slow reply, but I too think that Bowler was treated poorly for openly expressing his opinions of the Gallipoli debacle.
Bowlers positions as Assistant Provost Marshal...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 24-10-15, 01:45 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
The article was written by North Shore Times...

The article was written by North Shore Times reporter Sarah Coddington, so technically it is her claims, and possibly may not be that of the descendants, whose comments are stated or contained in...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 22-10-15, 07:55 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Welcolme to the forum Kiwijohn. It is always...

Welcolme to the forum Kiwijohn.
It is always good to get an update of new information, I hear the Australians historians have only just recently acknowledged that 20 sappers, non-commissioned...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 06-10-15, 07:56 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Hi John. I had heard rumours that an...

Hi John.

I had heard rumours that an Auckland collector has a photo showing a numbered triple fern badge being worn, but so far I have been unable to confirm the rumour.
I can appreciate that you...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 26-08-15, 08:07 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Hi John Do you have any evidence to back your...

Hi John
Do you have any evidence to back your statement?
Forum: New Zealand Badges 01-08-15, 02:00 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Hi John The origin of the Triple fern badges...

Hi John
The origin of the Triple fern badges with numbers 1, 2, and 3 had long been a bone of contention up until December 2009, that is until a bunch of collectors on the NZ Militaria forum began...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-07-15, 07:35 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
A far as I know, "I" was only used by the 6th...

A far as I know, "I" was only used by the 6th Mounted Reinforcements, but "K" company for 11th Reinforcements would be harder to find as was only in existence for very short period of time.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-15, 04:44 AM
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Views: 26,488
Posted By atillathenunns
1st Reinforcements

First Reinforcement Badges.
First Reinforcement Badges.
The 1st Reinforcements were unique compared to all following Reinforcement drafts, in that they had to report for duty complete with uniform,...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-15, 04:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,488
Posted By atillathenunns
1st Reinforcements

First Reinforcements
As quoted in my first post: — “The actual strength of the Main Body when it left New Zealand was 7761 men. It was accompanied by the First Reinforcement, numbering 738 men, so...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-15, 04:11 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
The following Nominal Roll shows members of the...

The following Nominal Roll shows members of the 11th Reinforcements “K” Company.

https://s9.postimg.org/lwnim3zin/11th_Reinforcements_K_Company.jpg
Forum: New Zealand Badges 03-05-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,488
Posted By atillathenunns
As a continuation to the Embarkation table in...

As a continuation to the Embarkation table in post # 32, the following is a ‘1914/1915’ Reinforcement Disembarkation table.

……………………………………......................Embarked…....Disembarked Egypt...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 19-04-15, 06:04 AM
Replies: 90
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Posted By atillathenunns
With the 100th anniversary of the 25 April 1915...

With the 100th anniversary of the 25 April 1915 Gallipoli landings only a few days away, It is worth considering.—
Who was the first New Zealand soldier to land on Gallipoli on the 25th?

Thanks...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 16-04-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,488
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi John, I have lots of photos of early...

Hi John, I have lots of photos of early reinforcement badges as well as period images of the reinforcements wearing these badges, and will be posting them on this thread hopefully in the near future....
Forum: New Zealand Badges 14-03-15, 07:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,488
Posted By atillathenunns
Major General Alfred William Robin (Commandant of...

Major General Alfred William Robin (Commandant of the NZ Military Forces 10th Sept 1914 - 10th Dec 1919) in his letter dated 26th February 1916 (Post #21), describes the idea of evolving from...
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