Dating army soldier stories


24-Apr-2018 06:34

The postcards reveal the close relationship he shared with his family despite the long distance that separated them.Unfortunately 0n 24 November 1917, Rupert was part of a cable-laying party and for some reason he became separated from the rest of the group.The tale of Brig Frank Leslie Hunt OBE, is one of twenty stories being told in the current display in the Hassett Gallery at the National Army Museum.Frank’s son John Hunt and his wife Margaret, together with their daughter Dayle Anderson and Dayle’s daughter Lucy, who was in New Zealand on a visit from her home and career in Germany, where she is a flutist with the Frankfurt Chamber Orchestra, all visited last month to see Frank’s story and personal artefacts.

He embarked from Wellington on 4 February 1916 aboard the bound for Suez, Egypt, arriving on 15 March.For the Messines offensive in June 1917, the Pioneers were given the task of linking the newly captured Messines Ridge to the front line by digging communication trenches.



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