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Old 13-11-13, 08:13 PM
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Default A few WW1 patches and Insignia of the NZEF

Here are a few WW1 patches and Insignia from the 1st NZEF .By all means add to the thread as we are all here to learn

If I have made any mistakes, by all means make constructive comments.

Private Federic Augustus Butterfield 21203,has a blue shoulder patch of the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Auckland -Wellington regiment, NZEF order 104 ,17 July 1916

Also pictured Maori Pioneers soldier with the red diamond patch on his great coat

3rd reserve battalion Canterbury -Otago regiment wore a red diamond patch
5th reserve battalion NZRB wore a black diamond patch
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Old 13-11-13, 08:24 PM
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New Zealand Cyclist Corps ,red diamond centre with a white surround, NZEF Order No 495 ,31 January 1918.

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Old 13-11-13, 08:46 PM
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NZRB rifleman with a medical classification shoulder strap.

N.C.O's and enlisted men in B category wore blue bands, one inch wide on either shoulder straps of their service dress tunics .C category wore red bands

Medical classifications 25/1/1918
A .Fit for general service
B1.Unfit for general service ,but likely to be reclassified A within 6 weeks
B2 Unfit for general service ,but likely to be reclassified within 3 months
B3 Unfit for general service ,but likely to be reclassified A within 6 months
C1 Unfit for general service for at least 6 months ,but likely to be reclassified A
C2 Permanently unfit for general service
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Old 13-11-13, 08:56 PM
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Excellent images and information. Many thanks for posting them.
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Old 14-11-13, 02:24 AM
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Patches of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade

1.Front cover of the official History of the NZRB showing the patches worn
2.1st Battalion
3.2nd Battalion
3.3rd Battalion

Black cloth melton cloth patches or blazes as they were known ,were worn on either side of the felt hat (lemon squeezer) pugarree ,and in the centre of the forage ,service dress cap.
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Old 14-11-13, 02:39 AM
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(1) 4th Battalion
(2) Battalion Headquarters
Sleeve patches

NZEF order number 183 ,31st October 1916,authorised all battalions including Brigade Headquaters to wear distinguishing patches on both sleeves 1 and half inches below the shoulder straps of the tunic.

Dress regulations 1918 for the NZRB.

First Battalion. A square of 1/2 inch side, worn as a diamond
Second Battalion. A square 1 I/2 side
Third Battalion .An equilateral triangle, with a perpendicular height of 1 1/2 inches ,having the apex uppermost
Fourth Battalion. An equilateral triangle ,with a perpendicular height of 1 I/2 ,having the base uppermost
Fifth Battalion .(The reserve Battalion) A diamond 2 3/4 inches by 1 1/2 inches ,the longer axis perpendicular
Brigade Headquarters. An eight pointed star of two superimposed squares of 1 1/2 inches
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New Zealand Cyclist Corps ,red diamond centre with a white surround, NZEF Order No 495 ,31 January 1918.

Picture(Barry O'Sullivan collection)
Here's an example of the Cyclist patch. Whether or not it's an original WW1 item or a later 'display' piece I can't say, but at least it gives an idea of how it looked. It was also worn by AIF cyclists as well for a while.
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Here's an example of the Cyclist patch. Whether or not it's an original WW1 item or a later 'display' piece I can't say, but at least it gives an idea of how it looked. It was also worn by AIF cyclists as well for a while.
Hi Lettman,
The following is from my collection. The last picture is a copy of the original NZEF Order No 495, 31 January 1918.



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Thanks for this. I wondered what the 1 1/2-inch version looked like. The 2-inch patch is of the type authorised for the AIF.
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Its great to see so much new research going into the old NZ Army patches. Brilliant work everyone.
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Sergeant Frederick William Watson,12/1020 receives his DCM from General Birdwood ,at Hornchurch in June 1916.


He is wearing an interesting MG patch .


He was later commissioned as a Lieutenant and killed in action.


(thanks to Ray for sending this over)
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