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Zealand Mounted Rifles. War Dairy for W.M.R. FEBRUARY 1916
Transcribed to text by Gordon Sylvester NZMRA - August 2011
Transcribers notes: entries of question marks (??) are undecipered script.
War Diaries WMR
Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment
NZ & A Division
At SERAPEUM EGYPT
From 1st to 7th February Regiment carried out Troop Training. Work was based on Chap IX Y. MR T (Protection) and Chapter VI Y & MP T (System of Instruction)
From 8th to 22nd February Regiment devoted to Squadron Training Chapter X Y & MP T. Special attention being paid. Paragraphs 120 & 140, Information (Conduct of Patrols + Reports).
Capt LOGAN appointed 2nd Command of Regiment 8.2.16
Maj. SPRAGG rejoined Regiment took over command of 9th Squadron 18.2.16
Capt WILKIE A H rejoined Regiment and took over Quartermasters duties 18.2.16
Major WHYTE rejoined Regiment & took over COMMAND of Regiment 19.2.16
Major SAMUEL relinquished command of Regiment and was appointed 2nd in Command of Regiment 19.2.16
Capt LOGAN relinquished 2nd command of Regiment 19.2.16
From 23rd to 29th February carried on with Regimental and Squadron Training Work based on Chap XI Y & MP T (Tactical actions of Mounted Rifles) Special attention being paid to Paras 148 to 151 (incl)
2nd Lieut TINGEY rejoined and was appointed in command of the Machine Guns 23:2:16
Major Samuel proceeded on leave25:2:16
Signed Wm Meldrum Lt. Col
Capt LOGAN R. NZSC appointed Adjutant 2nd Bn Otago Canterbury Inf. Regiment to take up duties as such 1/3/16 and relinquish appointment of Adjutant to Wgtn Mounted Rifles 1/3/16
Lieut. D. M. BREMNER NZSC is appointed as Adjutant 2nd Bn Otago Inf. + takes up his duties as such 1/2/16, and relinquishes his Temp appointment of Adjutant Wellington Mounted Rifles 1/2/16.
Lieut A. S. Wilder 6th Sqdn appointed tem.
Adjutant vice Lt. D. E. BREMNER dated 1/3/16