EMBARKATIONS OF REINFORCEMENTS
FROM NEW ZEALAND 1914 - 1918


Mounted Rifles Reinforcements Hat Badge

 
Rows highlighted in yellow shades denote convoy departures from New Zealand to War Zones of Europe and Egypt.
 
 
Rows Highlighted green denotes convoy redirected to new port after sailing.
 
Rows Highlighted in violet denote sailings of troops from New Zealand, usually Trans-Tasman to Australia and from there trans-shipped to War Zone with Australian Forces.
Reinforcements start at number 13
EMBARKATIONS OF REINFORCEMENTS
FROM NEW ZEALAND 1914 - 1918
Vessel
HMNZT
OC Troops
Troops
ships magazine
Contingent
Departure Date
Arrival
Date
Verdala
13
Major Mitchell

3 Ships
1,752

2nd Reinforcement NZEF
14/12/1914
28/01/1915
Egypt
Willochara
14
Major Charters
Knight of the Garter
15
Captain Falla
Talune
16
Major Cockroft

408

1st Samoan Relief
27/03/1915
03/04/1915
Apia Samoa
Maungnui
17
Captain W.S. Cooper
3 ships
1,719
3rd Reinforcements NZEF
14/02/1915
26/03/1915
Egypt
Tahiti
18
Captain Cooper
Apirima
19
Major Herbert
Warrimoo
20
Captain W.T. Pitt
515
1st Maori Contingent
Willochara
21
Major Childs
3 ships
2,254
4th Reinforcements NZEF
17/04/1915
25/05/1915
Egypt
Knight Templar
22
Major Beattie
Waitomo
23
Major Hume
Maunganui
24
Major W.H. Fletcher
3 ships
2,299
5th Reinforcements NZEF
No.2 Stationary Hospital
13/06/1915
24/07/1915
Egypt
Tahiti
25
Captain D.J. Gibbs
01/08/1915
Aparima
26
Major G.E.B. Mickle
"The Oily Rag"
06/08/1915
Egypt
Willochra
27
Major S.S. Allen
2 ships
2,363
"The Magazine of the 6th Reinforcements"
6th reinforcements NZEF
14/08/1915
19/09/1915
Egypt
Tofua
28
Major Studholme
"The Surcingle"
Waitemata
29
Major D.B. Mackenzie
630
Advance Part 1st, 2nd Batt. NZRB
2nd Maori Contingent
Details 6th Reinforcements NZEF
18/09/1915
26/10/1915
Manganui
30
Major Austin
1,249
"The Periscope"
1st and 2nd Battalions NZ Rifle Brigade
9/10/1915
17/11/1915
Egypt
Tahiti
31
Major Childs
1.013
22/11/1915
Aparima
32
Captain Page
3 ships
2,437
"Aparima Apparation"
7th Reinforcements NZEF
1st, 2nd Batt NZRB
30/11/1915
Navua
33
Captain Orr
25/11/1915
Warrimoo
34
Major R.S. Beere
"Warrimoo Wash-Out"
20/11/1915
Willochara
35
Captain Kirker
2 ships
2,585
"The Willochara Wail"
8th Reinforcements (2nd reinf Infantry to NZRB)
13/11/1915
18/12/1915
Tofua
36
Capt. Armstrong
"The Albatross"
Maunganui
37
Captain Joll
2,406
3 ships total?
"Quinn's Post"
9th reinforcements NZEF
08/01/1916
08/02/1916
Egypt
Tahiti
38
Captain Williams
717
3rd Reinforcements 1st, 2nd Batt. NZRB
Advance Party 3rd, 4th Batt. NZRB
07/02/1916
Warrimoo
39
Captain Chisholm
 
09/02/1916
Dalmore
40
Captain Oldham
702
NZMR Brigade [Roll No.21]
9th Reinforcements NZEF
NZ Field Artillery
NZ Engineers
14/01/1916
26/02/1916
Egypt
Waihora
41
Captain Hughes
702
10th Reinforcements NZMR Brigade [Roll No. 23]
9th Reinforcements NZEF
NZ Field Artillery
NZ Engineers
22/02/1916
31/03/1916
Egypt
Ulimaroa
42
Major Cowles
3 ships
2 ,228
  3rd, 4th Batt. NZRB
3rd Maori Contingent
No.2 Field Ambulance
05/02/1916
12/03/1916
Mokoia
43
Major Wolstenholme
"The Mokoian"
15/03/1916
Egypt
Navua
44
Lieutenant F.E. Sutherland
 
Waitemata
45
Major Jordan
2 ships
504
3rd Battalion NZRB
Army Service Corps - Detachment No.5
12/02/1916
17/03/1916
Egypt
Aparima 
46
Major Bennett
NZMR Brigade(Roll No.23)
29/02/1916
4/04/1916
Willochra
47
Major Maclean
2 ships
1832
10th ReinforcementsNZEF
4th Reinf to 1st, 2nd Batt. NZRB.
4/03/1916
8/04/1916
Egypt
Tofua
48
Major Oram
Manganui
49
Lieutenant Scoon
2 ships
2222
  11th Reinforcements NZEF
5th Reinforcements 1st, 2nd Batt. NZRB
2nd Reinforcements 3rd, 4th Batt. NZRB
01/04/1916
03/05/1916
Egypt
Tahiti
50
Captain Shand
 
Ulimaroa
51
Major Mackesy
return to duty
3 ships
2,557
"The Monsoon"
12 Reinforcements NZEF (ist draft)
6th Reinforcements to 1st Batt. NZRB
01/05/1916
09/06/1916
Egypt
Mokoia
52
Captain Short
12 Reinforcements NZEF (ist draft)
6th Reinforcements to 1st Batt. NZRB
3rd Reinforcements to 3rd, 4th Batt. NZRB
4th Maori Contingent
06/05/1916
21/06/1916
Egypt
Navua
53
Captain A.E. McDonald
Manuka
102
15th Mounted Rifles (102)   trans-shipped,Sydney,Malwa
13/07/1916
24/08/1916
Wilochara
54
Major Holderness
2 ships
2,123
diverted to Plymouth several days out from Albany
13th Reinforcements NZEF
7th Reinf. to 1st, 2nd Batt NZRB
4th Reinf. to 3rd, 4th Batt. NZRB
27/06/1916
26/07/1916
Plymouth.
Tofua
55
Major Hickey
"The Crusader"
27/07/1916
Devonport
Mauganui
56
Major Brown
2 ships
2,287
"The Kit Bag"
14th Reinforcement NZEF
8th Reinf. to 1st, 2nd Batt. NZRB
5th Reinf. to 3rd, 4th Batt. NZRB
4th Maori Contingent.
26/06/1916
22/08/1916
Devonport
Tahiti
57
Captain Hubbard
"The Tahitian Truth"
Waihora
58
Captain Millard
116
14th Reinforcements NZMR Brigade
10/07/1916
20/08/1916
Waitemata
59
Captain Dovey
2 ships
1,055
  15th Reinforcements NZEF
9th Reinf. NZRB 1st,2nd Batt.
6th Reinf. NZRB 3rd, 4th Batt.
26/07/1916
03/10/1916
Ulimaroa
60
Lieu. Col. Pilkington
  15th Reinforcements NZEF
5th Reinf. Maori Contingent
9th Reinf. NZRB 1st,2nd Batt.
6th Reinf. NZRB 3rd, 4th Batt.
29/07/1916
28/09/1916
Devonport
Moeraki
123
16thMounted Rifles (123) trans-shipped,Sydney,Mooltan
10/08/1916
20/09/1916
Aparima
61
Captain Cade
3 ships
2082
16th Reinforcements NZEF
7th Maori
Contingent
10th Reinf. 1st, 2nd Batt. NZRB
19/08/1916
24/10/1916
Devonport
Mokoia
62
Captain Haselden
"KoauKoau"
16th Reinforcements NZEF
7th Reinf. 3rd, 4th Batt. NZRB
21/08/1916
Navua
63
Captain H.E. Humphreys
 
20/08/1916
Manuka
227
17th and 18th MR(227) trans-shipped,Sydney,Morea
5/10/1916
14/11/1916
Devon
64
Captain Beamish
2 ships
2,181
"The Devon Windsail"
17th Reinforcements NZEF
25/09/1916
21/11/1916
Devon
Pakeha
65
Captain Columb
"The Pakeha"
17th Reinforcements NZEF
8th Reinf. Maori Contingent
11th Reinf. 1st, 2nd Batt. NZRB
8th Reinf. 3rd, 4th Batt. NZRB
23/09/1916
19/11/1916
Devonport
Wilochra
66
Captain S.C.P. Nichols
2 ships
2,024
"Roll Call"
18th Reinforcements NZEF
12th Reinf. 1st, 2nd Batt. NZRB
9th Reinf. 3rd, 4th Batt. NZRB
16/10/1916
28/12/1916
Devonport
Tofua
67
Capt. L.G. O'Callaghan
"The Long Trail"
18th Reinf. NZEF - 9th Reinf Maori Contingent.
11/10/1916
28/12/1916
Plymouth.
Maunganui
68
Captain Collett
2 ships
2,036
"The Kia Tupato"
19th Reinforcements NZEF
13th Reinf. 1st, 2nd Batt. NZRB
10th Reinf. 3rd, 4th Batt. NZRB
15/11/1916
30/01/1917
Egypt
Tahiti
69
Captain Northcroft
"The Oilsheet"
19th Reinforcements NZEF
10th Reinf. Maori Contingent
3rd Reinf. NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company
29/01/1917
Manuka
113
19th Mounted Rifles (113) trans-shipped,Sydney,Malwa
16/11/1916
24/01/1917
Waihora
70
Lieu. G.N. Taylor
156
  19th Reinforcements NZMR Brigade
20th Reinforcements NZMR Brigade
05/12/1916
13/01/1917
Moeraki
113
20th Mounted Rifles (113) trans-shipped,Sydney,Mooltan
14/12/1916
24/01/1917
Port Lyttleton
71
Captain Rattray
3 ships
1,918
  20th Reinforcements NZEF first draft
NZRB 11th Reinf. to 4th Batt.
07/12/1916
18/02/1917
Plymouth
Athenic
72
Captain Skelley
  20th Reinforcements NZEF 2nd draft
30/12/1916
03/03/1917
Plymouth
Opawa
73
Captain Short
"Awapo"
NZMR Brigade Reinforcements
12th Reinf. Maori Contingent.
02/01/1917
27/03/1917
London
Manuka
135
21st Mounted Rifles (135) trans-shipped  
Sydney,Morea; trans shipped, Bombay, Mashobra
8/02/1917
 
4/4/1917
Moeraki
122
22nd Mounted Rifles (122)  trans-shipped,Melbourne,Boora
15/02/1917
8/04/1917
Ulimaroa
74
Captain J. Hartnell
2 ships
2,068
21st Reinforcements NZEF
21/01/1917
27/03/1917
Plymouth
Waitemata
75
Lieutenant E.V. Daldy.
"The Waitemata Wobbler"
21st Reinforcements NZEF
13th Reinf. Maori Contingent
19/01/1917
Aparima
76
Captain J. Keir
3 ships
2,123
"The Moa"
22nd Reinforcements. NZEF
14th Reinf. Maori
16/02/1917
02/05/1917
Plymouth.
Mokoia
77
Major Barton
"The Nomad"
22nd Reinforcements. NZEF
13/02/1917
Navua
78
Captain E.W. Cuddon
"The Navuan Nautilus"
22nd Reinforcements. NZEF [roll No.55]
16/02/1917
26/04/1917
Devonport
Ruapheu
79
Captain J.C. McCarthy
2 ships
2,094
"Our Grins"
23rd Reinforcements NZEF [roll No.57]
14/03/1917
21/05/1917
Devonport
Corinthic
80
Captain H.E. Burrell
 
02/04/1917
10/06/1917
Devonport
Devon
81
Captain F. Potter
2 ships
2,141
"The Bulldogs Bark"
24th Reinforcements NZEF [roll No.59]
05/04/1917
10/06/1917
Devonport
Pakeha
82
Major Murphy
"The Pakeha (Mark III)"
26/04/1917
28/07/1917
Devonport
Moeraki
258
23rd and 24th MR(258)trans-shipped,Sydney,Port Sydney
19/04/1917
19/06/1917
Tofua
83
Captain F. Paterson
2 ships
2,127
"Kia Ora"
"The Kiwi"
25th Reinforcements NZEF
26/04/1917
19/07/1917
Plymouth.
Turakina
84
Captain J.R. Kirk
"The Klink"
25th Reinforcements NZEF
17th Reinf. Maori Contingent
NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company, 5th Reinf.
26/04/1917
20/07/1917
Plymouth
Moeraki
262
25th and 26th MR (262) trans-shipped, Sydney, Port Lincoln
31/05/1917
19/10/1917
Westralia
249
27th and 28th MR(249) trans-shipped, Sydney, Port Lincoln
31/05/1917
19/10/1917
Wilochara
85
Captain R.W. Fisher
2 ships
1,227
"The Stranglers Echo"
26th Reinforcements NZEF
09/06/1917
16/08/1917
Devonport
Maunganui
86
Captain P.M. Petty
"Te Whakanui"
26th Reinforcements NZEF
18th Reinf. Maori Contingent
26th Reinf. NZRB.
12/06/1917
15/08/1917
Tahiti
87
Captain K.J. Dellow
2 ships
1,014
"Tales of a Tub"
27th Reinforcements NZEF
27th Reinforcements NZRB

19th Reinf. Maori Contingent
13/06/1917
19/10/1917
Devonport
Athenic
88
Lieutenant L.G. Gross
"Ye Ancient Athenian"
16/07/1917
16/09/1917
Liverpool
Waitemata
89
Captaon O'Shanessy
2 ships
2178
"Te Kiwi"
28th Reinf. NZEF - Transhipped at Cape Town
to "Omrah" and "Norman" arrived one day apart
24/07/1917
25/09/1917
24/09/1917
Plymouth
Ulimaroa
90
Captain J.A. Cushen
  28th Reinforcements NZEF
28th Reinforcements NZRB

20th Reinf. Maori Contingent
26/07/1917
24/09/1917
Plymouth
Mokoia
91
Captain H. Seddon Hills
2 ships
1,628
  29th Reinforcements NZEF[roll No.70]
13/08/1917
02/10/1917
Glasgow
Ruahine
92
Captain T.M. Charters
  29th Reinforcements NZEF[roll No.70]
21th Reinf. Maori Contingent
15/08/1917
Corinthic
93
Captain H.L. de F. Garland
2 ships
1,707
  30th Reinforcements NZEF
22nd Reinf. Maori Contingent
29th,30th Reinf. NZRB
13/10/1917
08/12/1917
Liverpool
Arawa
94
Captain Meikles
  30th Reinforcements NZEF[roll No.72]
Wilochara
95
Lieutenant J.B. Callan
991
"The Tin Hut Tablet"
31st Reinforcements NZEF[roll No.75]
32nd Reinf. NZEF
23rd,24th Reinforcements Maori Contingent
22/11/1917
07/01/1918
Liverpool
Maunganui
96
Captain C.A.B.P. Hawkins
979
"Soldiers Pie"
32nd Reinforcements NZEF[roll No.75]
21/11/1917
Tahiti
97
Captain A.E. Brown
778
"Na-Poo"
31st Reinforcements NZEF
31st Reinforcements NZRB

16/11/1917
07/01/1918
Liverpool
Tofua
98
Lieu. W. Ricketts
810
"Horse Marines"
29th, 30th,31st, 32nd,33rd,34th, Field Ambul. Mounted Rifles Brigade
13/11/1917
21/12/1917
Suez
Athenic
99
Captain McKillop
1,153
"Te Huia"
33rd Reinforcements NZEF
25th Reinf. Maori Contingent [roll No.76]
31/12/1917
25/02/1918
Glasgow
Ulimaroa
100
Captain J.W. Ward
1.040
"The Link"
34th Reinforcements NZEF
26th Reinf. Maori Contingent [roll No.76]
08/02/1918
29/03/1918
Liverpool
Moeraki
276
35th and 36th MR(276) trans_shipped "Ormonde" - Sydney
21/02/1918
4/04/1918
Tofua
101
Capt. R.J. Seddonn
932
35th Reinforcements NZEF
27th reinf Maori Contingent
02/03/1918
08/04/1918
Suez, Marseillers, Le Harve, England
Willochara
102
Major C.B. Brereton
1,596
36th Reinforcements NZEF[roll No.81]
37th Reinf. NZRB
37th NZMR Reinforcements (134men)
28th Reinforcements Maori Contingent
Transhipped "Ormonde" Suez to Taranto
"Duchess of Argile" to Sothhampton
23/04/1918
18/07/1918
Southhampton
Manganui
103
Major J.L. Saunders
970
"Bubbles from the Thirsty Seventh"
37th Reinforcements NZEF
29th Reinf. Maori Contingent [roll No.82]
09/05/1918
24/06/1918
Liverpool
Ionic
104
Captain G.G. Dennison
251
"The Ionicall"
37th Reinforcements NZEF
Specialists Company
Medical Corps (part)
16/05/1918
07/07/1918
London
Remuera
105
Lieu.Colonel E.H. Saunders
761
"The Remuerian"
38th Reinforcements NZEF
05/06/1918
31/07/1918
Liverpool
Athenic
106
Major G.H. Ferguson
783
  39th Reinforcements NZEF
30th Reinf. Maori Contingent [roll No.85]
Royal Flying Corps Cadets.
13/06/1918
31/08/1918
Liverpool
Manuka
145
38th Mounted Rifles (145)
13/06/1918
3/08/1918
Tahiti
107
Lieu. Colonel R.C. Allen
1,109
"The Fag End"
40th Reinforcements NZEF
10/07/1918
10/09/1918
Plymouth
Ulimaroa
108
Captain A.W. Scott
1,004
"The Digger"
41st Reinforcements NZEF
27/07/1918
04/10/1918
London
Tofua
109
Capt. M. Urquart
856
"NZ Black Watch"
42nd Reinforcements N.Z.E.F.
01/08/1918
04/10/1918
London
Moeraki
132
39th Mounted Rifles(132)
9/08/1918
19/09/1918
Ruahine
110
Lieu.Colonel D. Colquhoun.
520
"The Ruahinean Review"
43rd Reinforcements NZEF(first draft)
27th reinf Maori Contingent
17/08/1918
29/10/1918
London
Matatua
111
Major S.G. Sandle
497
"Camouflage"
43rd Reinforcements NZEF(first draft)
32th reinf Maori Contingent [roll No.90]
02/10/1918
05/12/1918
London
Moeraki
451
40th,41st,42nd and 43rd Mounted Rifles transhipped,Sydney,Malta(451)
11/10/1918
22/11/1918

Compiled by Steve Butler, NZMRA 2009, various sources including Auckland War Memorial Museum's database.