The History of the Canterbury Regiment N.Z.E.F. 1914 – 1919

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The history of the Canterbury Regiment during World War One, their battles, awards, and losses.

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by Captain David Ferguson, M.C.

CONTENTS INCLUDE :

  • 1. The Formation of the Regiment.
  • 2. Training in New Zealand and Egypt; and the Suez Canal Fighting.
  • 3. Gallipoli, from the landing to the end of July; including the Cape Helles Fighting.
  • 4 The Suvla Bay and Sari Bair Operations.
  • 5. The Evacuation.
  • 6. From Egypt to France; Trench Warfare at Armentieries.
  • 7. The Battle of the Somme.
  • 8. Trench Warfare after the Somme; and Preparations for Messines.
  • 9. The Battle of Messines.
  • 10. After Messines; La Basse Ville; Training for Passchendaele.
  • 11. Passchendaele.
  • 12. The Polygon Wood Sector; and the Polderhoek Chateau Attack.
  • 13. The German Offensive of 1918.
  • 14. The Battle of Bapaume.
  • 15. The Battle of Cambrai and the Hindenburg Line.
  • 16. The Second Battle of Le Cateau, and the Battle of the Selle.
  • 17. The Battle of the Sambre.
  • 18. The March to Germany, and Garrison Duty in Cologne.

APPENDIX:

  • A. The Canterbury Regiment at Sling.
  • B. Showing the Dispositions of the Canterbury Battalions when in the front line trenches, from the arrival of the New Zealand Division in France to the end of winter, 1917 – 1918.
  • C. Dispositions of the Canterbury Battalions when in the front line trenches, from April 1918 to the final offensive.
  • D. Locations of Battalions when out of the Line in France.
  • E. Showing the places at which the 1st and 2nd Canterbury Battalions were billeted on their march from Beauvois to the German Frontier.
  • F. Honours and Awards.
  • G. Casualty List (deaths only) up to the arrival of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in France. And is searchable.

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