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22nd Battalion 2NZEF
"Vrai et Fort"
Photographs of training in Waiouru and then in Egypt and Italy
Douglas FROGGATT (437161) was a signaller in the 22nd Battalion. He was part of the 8th Reinforcements that joined the Battalion in Egypt after the fall of Rommel and took part in the rebuilding of the Battalion prior to its transfer to Italy. Douglas took part in all the Battalion actions from the Sangro to Cassino and beyond, but was severely wounded in the legs during the night attack on the outskirts of Florence on 30 May 1944. After some time in hospitals in Italy he returned home on the hospital ship.
These photos are from his album and record his early days of training in Waiouru and Palmerston North and his recreation time in Maadi and Italy.