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