The Westernfront 1916 - 1918

Ninety years have passed since the ANZAC's landed at Gallipoli
on the 25th April 1915.

The New Zealand Herald reported that between 15,000 and 20,000 Aucklanders turned out on a wet April morning to honour the fallen at the Auckland War Memorial ANZAC dawn service.
"We will remember Them."





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'France 1918.' Trooper of the Otago Mounted Rifles. He is wearing the Mk 1 steel helmet, and carries a Pattern 03 bandolier. In France this eventually replaced the less practical NZMR bandolier Equipment. He continued to wear the 03 pattern infantry waist belt with extra pouches slipped on. He is also carrying a PH gas helmet satchel, a box pattern respirator and a web haversack.


The NZMR association is looking for new members both in New Zealand and overseas.
The association is always interested in recieving from members of the public information in reference to soldiers of the Mounted Rifles of world war one. Such items as personal diaries, books, printed articles, old "Weekly News" copies, letters home, pieces of tack such as saddles, spurs - but even more importantly; people. The association seeks the suport of horse lovers, sons and daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the men of the NZMR.
There is a desire by many to preserve and promote the gallant men who went as members of a colonial force to the defence of Empire, and returned home to these shores as New Zealanders.