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William Williams

William Williams

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Bishop William Williams, c. 1875. ...

1918

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its role in this operation, the WMR is to move to Bethlehem, where the NZMR is concentrating. The WMR rides to Latrun in heavy rain. It is ordered to remain in bivouac until the weather clears. 11th – The rain stops and the WMR continues its trek. The regiment leaves bivouac at 7 a.m. and rides to Mar ...

First World War farewells

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September and at Newtown Park in Wellington on 24 September were both affected by bad weather but still attracted thousands of people. In Wellington, schools and many businesses observed the day as a holiday or half-holiday and the crowds were estimated at up to 30,000. Many also bade farewell to the troops ...

The Battle of the Somme

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British Expeditionary Force’s commander-in-chief, oversaw preparations for the offensive. The opening stanza would be a five-day preparatory bombardment of the enemy line (bad weather would extend this to seven days), expected to leave the defenders incapable of resisting the waves of infantry that would ...

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There was also a combined concert, held in the Palmerston North Opera House; entertainers were Ngati Poneke Club of Wellington, the Otaki Maori Party and men of the Maori Battalion, put on for the benefit of the citizens of Palmerston North.Tuesday 30th April 1940 - Weather, cold. No ...

1917: Arras, Messines and Passchendaele

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Battle of Ypres, to break through the Germans holding the ridges surrounding Ypres. While the Messines attack succeeded completely, the main assault foundered in the face of determined enemy resistance, difficult terrain and appalling weather. Eventually all that was gained was a few kilometres of ...

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in and around Maadi Camp over easy, undulating and sandy country while the area east of BirHindali, over which the recent manoeuvres were held, was of a more undulating and broken type with numerous wadis running through it.Weather: during the past month was as usual typically ...

Timeline: 4-16 September 2010

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bad weather that is forecast to hit the region; use welfare centres if required. Residents are also advised that all schools in Christchurch, Selwyn and Kaiapoi will be closed on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 September, and that no bus services will operate on Monday 6 September. People outside the region ...

Remembering the royals

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Town Hall. Brian Grimstrup Although I couldn't see her I was present when my mother, her friend and their assorted children waited on the Hutt Road overbridge in the hot sun for a glimpse of the biggest celebrity of the era. My mother, prepared for Wellington's changeable weather, was wearing ...

Rural

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they viewed some of their weathered fence posts breaking into bloom or their easy chairs rising to dance around the kitchen. But most certainly they are kindly disposed and it remains for our members to prove to them that the Institute stands for the making of happier homes and none the less punctual ...

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OverviewAs part of a renewed offensive to breach the enemy cordon surrounding Tobruk (in Libya), at the start of December the Māori Battalion left the Sollum area for Menastir, some 22 km to the north-west. After three days, in which they ambus ...

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OverviewAs part of a renewed offensive to breach the enemy cordon surrounding Tobruk (in Libya), at the start of December the Māori Battalion left the Sollum area for Menastir, some 22 km to the north-west. After three days, in which they ambus ...

Canterbury Mounted Rifles timeline 1914-19

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Formation and first actions of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment ...

Wellington Mounted Rifles timeline 1914-19

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Timeline for the Wellington Mounted Rifles in 1914 ...

Auckland Mounted Rifles timeline 1914-19

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Detailed account of the AMR in 1914 ...

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