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22nd Battalion 2NZEF

"Vrai et Fort"



Battle Reports Written by the 22nd Battalion

Accompanying the War Diary are short reports written about each battle, or events associated with battles. Some of these were written at the time, but many are dated 1947 or later, and would appear to be part of the effort to collect first-hand information that could later be incorporated into the official history.

The reports are now held by Archives New Zealand, in Wellington. I have copied each file and they can be accessed here.

Paul Froggatt
April 2010

22/15/2
ARMSTRONG, C.N.: "A Fighting Tradition": The Story of the 22 Battalion.
52/10/11
HAINS, L: Action of 5 NZ Infantry Brigade at Sidi Azeiz and after at Menastir and of Machine Gun Company attached 22 Battalion, 22 Nov to 23 Dec 1941, during 2 Libyan Campaign.
52/10/12
McLERNON, S.M.: Movements and actions of 22 Battalion at Menastir and of 5 Infantry Brigade at Sidi Azeiz and Menastir, 21 November to 13 December 1941 during 2 Libyan Campaign
55/10/1
HANTON, S.: Account of 22 Battalion at Ruweisat Ridge 14-15 July 1942
55/10/2
HAWTHORN, T.R.: Comments on 22 NZ Battalion War Diary for May 1941
55/10/3
LEGGAT, J.: 22 NZ Battalion on Crete
55/10/4
JOHNSON, S.H.: 22 NZ Battalion on Crete
55/10/5
PENDER, J.S.: Action of Staff Sergeant Armourer attached to 22 Battalion during Crete Campaign
55/10/6
WAN, F.M.: 22 Battalion on Crete May 1941
55/10/7
WOODS, J: 22 Battalion on Crete
55/10/8
FRASER, H.T.: 22 Battalion at Maleme, Crete Campaign
55/10/9
CRAIG, J.W.C.: 22 Battalion at Maleme Airfield, Crete
55/10/10
FORSTER, J.F.: 22 NZ Battalion at Maleme
55/10/11
SINCLAIR, R.B.: 15 Platoon, C Company, 22 Battalion 20 May 1941
55/10/12
CARTER, T.G.N.: Action of 5 NZ Infantry Brigade prior to and including Ruweisat Ridge, 25 June - 15 July 1942
55/10/13
FOLLAS, L.G.J.: Field Punishment Centre Crete May 1941
55/10/14
BOURKE, W.: Patient in 5 NZ Field Ambulance Area during Crete Campaign.
55/10/15
SCHWARTFEGER, M.F.H.: 22 NZ Battalion - Account of Patient in 7 British Hospital during its capture by Germans.
55/10/16
DIXON, H.R.: The Capture of 7 British General Hospital.
55/10/17
O'REILLY, A.W.F.: 22 (Mot) Battalion at Monaldini and Monticelli, Italy. 14 September 1944
55/10/18
WOOLLER, H.G.: Crete, May 1941: Report on 2nd Greek Regiment (Mournies - Perivolia).
55/10/19
TWIGG, F.N.: 22 Battalion on Crete
55/10/20
THORNTON, T.: HQ Company, 22 NZ Battalion on Crete
55/10/21
FELLOWS, N.N.: A Section of HQ Company, 22 NZ Battalion on Crete
55/10/22
SHAW, J.T.: The Attack on Celle Ridge, Dec 14/15 1944
55/10/23
MCLEAN, I.G.: Report on Negotiations for the Surrender of Germans in the area Villa Opicina
55/10/24
22 NZ (MOT) Battalion with tanks in advance from Riccione to Rimini and Igiea Marina 13-25 September 1944
55/10/25
AVERY, F.A. & KENNY, H.W.: Entry into Rimini & Attack on Celle
55/10/26
ELLIOT, K & YOUNG, R.R.T.: Ruwaisat Ridge, 15 July 1942
55/10/28
WATT, J.S.: 3 Company, 22 Battalion, 23 Sept 1944
55/10/29
WINDSOR, W.C.: 3 Company, 22 Battalion, 23 Sept 1944
55/20/1
Nominal Roll of 22 Battalion Advance Party and AA Party which joined 19 NZ Battalion at Helwan in Feb 1941

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