Malcolm from Auckland emails:
Not Boer War bandolier, and collars not WW1 - To my mind these boys look like brothers. Not long tom rifle, short barrel..
John Winter from Nelson emails:
Hi Steve, re the latest photos of the 2 unknown troopers: The one on the left looked very familiar. I believe him to be:
7/273 Trooper Arnold Sparrow, 10th Squadron Canterbury Mounted Rifles. He was from Uruwhenua, Golden Bay. He served with the Main Body with his brother, Sergeant Ralph Sparrow. Arnie later served with the 31st Reinforcements to the NZMR.
See the photo of the Sparrow brothers on p36 of 'Echoes of Gallipoli' and see what you think.
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