In mid-1918, the Post and Telegraph (P & T) Department had to cut services to the public because it had lost so many experienced staff to the army. When the war came to an unexpectedly quick end that November, the process of reintegrating men into civilian life — including, for many, a return to their old jobs — got under way.
postal service, sinai campaign, palestine campaign, and World War I
In early 1916 the Mounted Brigade Signal Troop, which had served on Gallipoli, joined the rest of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade in a new Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division. This division was part of the British army's Egyptian Expeditionary Force, formed to take the fight to the Ottoman Turks in Sinai and Palestine (part of the...
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In April 1916, the recently formed New Zealand Division was transported by troopship across the Mediterranean from the Egyptian port of Alexandria to Marseille in the south of France. For the remaining 2½ years of the war, the division was to be one of more than 50 in the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) on the Western Front
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These obituaries were published in the journal of the Post and Telegraph Officers' Association, The Katipo, between 1916 and 1919. We've listed them in alphabetical order, with each man's full name, a link to his record on Auckland Museum's Cenotaph database, and a transcript of the obituary notice. Note that Peter Clarke is not listed on the Po...
The New Zealand Postal Corps section managed postal services for New Zealand military personnel from the outset of the war, and maintained field postal officers at divisional and brigade headquarters. From mid-1916 it had one section attached to the NZEF’s London headquarters, and another attached to the New Zealand administrative headquarters i...
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Staff of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) Postal Department, about 1916. These photographs are from the collection of Roydon Robert Dawber, who was assigned to the NZEF Postal Centre in London after he was wounded at Gallipoli in May 1915.