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Post and Telegraph Guard, 1914 (3rd of 3)

Post and Telegraph Guard, 1914

The Post and Telegraph Guard at Cable Bay in Nelson was part of the P & T Corps; 2,255 P & T staff joined the armed forces in combatant or communication roles. There were 62 telegraphers on duty in Mesopotamia (Iraq) as part of the newly-formed First Australian and New Zealand Wireless Signal Squadron. Later men joined the New Zealand Divisional Signals staff in France.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
Reference: 1/1-011487; G
Photograph by Frederick Nelson Jones

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A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Post and Telegraph, 1914–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2022)

Story by A. C. Wilson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Apr 2022