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Auckland Mounted Rifles WAR DIARY

Partial Transcription for 14th Nov
November 1917

Transcribed by Steve Butler






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Captain Walter Haeata wrote in part in the Auckland Mounted Rifles WAR DIARY for 14th November 1917:-
“Our casualties for the day were Lieut. J.D. Stewart and 14 O/R killed.
Wounded: Lieutenant-Colonel McCarroll J.N.
Captain Twistleton MC F.M.
Lieutenant K.J. Tait MC
2/Lieut.  S.C. Reid
2/Lieut. G.L. King
2/Lieut. C.G.R. Jackson
2/Lieut. E.A.H. Bisley
AND 67 Other Ranks Wounded.
Enemy casualties were, when counted next morning in our immediate front within a radius of 400 yards, was found to be 64 dead and 22 badly wounded.  Several enemy wounded were heard proceeding Northward during the night.  We had 35 horses killed and 27 wounded.

[Note: Many of these wounded were to succumb to their injuries over the next days, including Captain Twistleton and of course Trooper Walter Pulman one of the 67 Other Ranks.]