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World War One Battlefields

  

At the outbreak of World War I, New Zealand immediately began sending troops to fight with Britain and Australia. The New Zealand Expeditionary Force was the title given to all military forces sent from New Zealand. These nominal rolls provide an index of soldiers and other individuals who embarked from New Zealand as part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during World War I. The rolls cover embarkations from 1914 to 1918, and are grouped by embarkation date ranges. Initially, the force was reinforced by volunteers, but conscription was introduced in August 1916.

By the end of the war, approximately 124,000 New Zealanders had served in the NZEF, nearly half of the eligible male population of 250,000. About 100,000 were sent overseas to fight in France, Belgium, Egypt, Palestine, and Gallipoli. Nearly 17,000 died of wounds or sickness while on active service during the war, and another 35,000 were wounded.

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First World War: Commonly used abbreviation....attached

 

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 Thomas Bassett Lendrum:  WW2. 18th Reinforcements Specialist Signalling Section


(information ex. Auckland Museum)

Full Name:     Thomas Bassett Lendrum
Forename(s):     Thomas Bassett
Surname:     Lendrum
War:     World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.:     29639
First Known Rank:     Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment:     Postal clerk
Next of Kin:     G. Lendrum (father), 14 Pompallier Terrace, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation:     New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit:     18th Reinforcements Specialist Signalling Section
Embarkation Date:     15 November 1916
Place of Embarkation:     Wellington, New Zealand

  
Transport:     HMNZT 68
Vessel:     Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination:     Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number:     45
Page on Nominal Roll:     20
Sources Used:     Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917

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Digital_NZ_Images

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*George Lendrum : WW1. 1916. 1st. Division. Te Kopuru, Hobson, North Auckland

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*Sydney Lendrum: WW1. 1916. 1st. Division. Auckland

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Robert Andrew Lendrum  WW1. 1917 2nd. Division  N. Z .Reserves 

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*William John Lendrum: WW1. 1917 2nd. Division  N. Z .Reserves 


 

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George Henry Lendrum: WW2. No# 266201. rank Private. Inf. Reserves

(harry) George Henry Lendrum

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Robert John Godfrey Lendrum:  WW2. No# 494396. rank D V R (Driver) - unit N Z D C - (from Opoliki)

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Colin Lendrum:  WW2. No# 71901. rank Private - NZMC - Fought in Italy 

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Jack Lendrum: WW2.  No# 5339839. rank 2 Lt.  29th.  A.A Regiment
 

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Brian Sydney Lendrum WW2. 24th. Infantry Battalion

(information ex. Auckland Museum)

Full Name:     Brian Sydney Lendrum
Rank Last Held:     Captain
Forename(s):     Brian Sydney
Surname:     Lendrum
War:     World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.:     242927
Date of Birth:     27 March 1921
Place of Birth:     Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation before Enlistment:     University student
Next of Kin:     Mr S Lendrum (father), 11 Pompalier Tce, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status:     Single
Enlistment Address:     11 Pompalier Tce, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District:     Auckland
Last Unit Served:     24 Infantry Battalion
Further References:     Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45: 24 Battalion, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force by RM Burdon. Wellington: War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, 1953

OTTAWA, CANADA. 1949-04-25. ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION SERVICE AT THE CANADIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CONFEDERATION SQUARE. THE HIGH COMMISSIONERS FOR AUSTRALIA (THE RT. HON. F. M. FORDE, PC) AND FOR NEW ZEALAND (THE HON. J. THORN) INSPECT THE RED CHEVRONS GUARD OF HONOUR AFTER THE CEREMONY. MR. FORDE IS SHAKING HANDS WITH A MEMBER OF THE GUARD. BEHIND MR. THORN ARE LIEUTENANT-COLONEL HUMPHREY BATES, AUSTRALIAN ARMY, AND CAPTAIN B.S. LENDRUM, NEW ZEALAND. THE RED CHEVRONS ARE AN ASSOCIATION OF VETERANS OF THE FIRST CANADIAN DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I.


THE GUNNERS: 
AN INTIMATE RECORD OF UNITS OF THE 3RD NEW ZEALAND DIVISIONAL ARTILLERY IN THE PACIFIC FROM 1940 UNTIL 1945

VI THE TREASURIES LANDING

Just as dawn was breaking the reconnaissance personnel of RHQ and the two batteries transhipped from the APDs to small barges and followed the first wave of infantry in after an interval of ten minutes. By the time the barges were under way the supporting naval bombardment had started and although it turned out later that the fire had done little damage, its moral effect was good. The parties walked ashore just west of Falamai Point on Mono Island to find that the infantry had pushed ahead into the jungle, leaving the beach apparently quiet and deserted No sooner, however, had the regimental and battery report centres been set up than a hail of fire ranging up and down the beaches PAGE 122drove all ranks to ground at the double. The first wave of infantry left a few isolated enemy strong-points near Falamai and one of these caused some trouble to the reconnaissance parties of E and H troops of the 208th Battery when they landed from the LCIs. The two troop commanders, Lieutenants H. W. Milne and J. Lendrum, promptly organised a bayonet charge and Gunner M. J. Compton, showing great initiative, shot at least three of the Japs and earned for himself the Military Medal the only decoration for bravery won by the regiment. Even after the charge some of the enemy held out and Gunner Compton tried again to get at them with grenades. They were very well sheltered, however, and it took a bulldozer to crush the nest and put it out of action.

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Colonel Richard McNaughton Lendrum 1911 - 1976  ( Distinguished Service Order - WW2 - North West Europe) (The National Archives)


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Alex
Alexander Rae Hendrie:  Kiled aged 22 yrs - 12th Nov. 1942 - Royal Air Force, Volunteer UK
At Rest: Runnymede Memorial Cemetery Panel 85

HENDRIE, ALEXANDER RAE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 49 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 12/10/1942
Service No: 981680
In Memory of 

Sergeant ALEXANDER RAE HENDRIE

981680, 49 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died age 22
on 12 October 1942
Son of John Galbraith Hendrie and Elizabeth Annie Hendrie, of Auckland, New Zealand.
Remembered with honour
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Born in Scotland