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  • Territorials march into Christchurch [1914]

    Compulsory military training was established in New Zealand in 1909, and by 1912 all boys aged 14 and over were required to undertake military drills as Senior Cadets. From the age of 18 to 21...

  • The History of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914 - 1919

    The object of this book is to give, in a clear and concise manner, a record of the doings of the Canterbury Regiment of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force from its enrolment to its disbandment....

  • Cover of History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 1914-1919

    The History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 1914-1919

    The (New Zealand) Canterbury Mounted Rifles, like other cavalry units, fought dismounted in the Gallipoli campaign and suffered horrendous losses there. After the evacuation of the Gallipoli...

  • The embarkation of the Canterbury Mounted Regiment on Tuesday September 22 1914.

    B Squadron, The Canterbury Mounted Regiment approach the Heathcote Bridge (now known as the Ferrymead Bridge) on Ferry Road on its way to Lyttelton

    Photos from a collection of glass plate...

  • CDC Ashburton, C Hooper collection

    Canterbury Provincial District Patriotic Societies, Funds and Committees of World War1

    Compiled by Barry O’Sullivan 

    Patriotic societies were established throughout the country from 1915, with locally organised committees collecting funds on behalf of sick and wounded...

  • R.M.S. "Athenic", HMNZ Transport No. 11.

    From Bill No.6/483. To "Lil"

  • New Zealand Exped. Force. Egypt. Christmas Menu 1915.

    14/145 W.F. Doubleday

  • From one of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force: With all good wishes