NEW ZEALAND MOUNTED RIFLES
IN THE WORDS OF THE NZMR REGIMENTS

From the long-hand script written by the Brigade's Officers in the “Field” to making digitally readable text is a massive task. Many of the original documents are close to being unreadable, yellowed with age, and mostly written in pencil, then smudged and smeared from being moved about in combat zones and afterwards, sitting in uncontrolled temperature archive vaults for decades.
That the Government of Australia diligently saved these documents and stored them in the Australian War Memorial Museum in Canberra, we are extremely grateful. That the Museum staff have now scanned each diary page, and made them available free of charge to the general public, we sincerely thank them. Our nations military history is here for all to see.

However being image scans compiled as PDF files there is one immense problem, and that is being able to find a particular person or event written about in the original diaries. To that end we begin here to transcribe those scans into electronic text for easy research access.



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WAR DIARIES transcribed to text
The AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM'S records of the NEW ZEALAND MOUNTED RIFLES BRIGADES WAR DIARIES
below: Direct links to the scanned PDF files held at the Museum.
Auckland Mounted Rifles - 1915 Auckland Mounted Rifles - 1915
Auckland Mounted Rifles - 1916 Auckland Mounted Rifles - 1916
Auckland Mounted Rifles - 1917 Auckland Mounted Rifles - 1917
Auckland Mounted Rifles - 1918 Auckland Mounted Rifles - 1918
Canterbury Mounted Rifles - 1915 Canterbury Mounted Rifles - 1915
  • May 1915
  • June 1915
  • July 1915
  • August 1915
Canterbury Mounted Rifles - 1916 Canterbury Mounted Rifles - 1916
  • January 1916
  • February 1916
  • March 1916
  • April 1916
  • May 1916
  • June 1916
  • July 1916
  • August 1916
  • September 1916
  • October 1916
  • November 1916
  • December 1916
Canterbury Mounted Rifles - 1917 Canterbury Mounted Rifles - 1917
  • January 1917
  • February 1917
  • March 1917
  • April 1917
  • May 1917
  • June 1917
  • July 1917
  • August 1917
  • September 1917
  • October 1917
  • November 1917
  • December 1917
Canterbury Mounted Rifles - 1918 Canterbury Mounted Rifles - 1918
  • January 1918
  • February 1918
  • March 1918
  • April 1918
  • May 1918
  • June 1918
  • July 1918
  • August 1918
  • September 1918
  • October 1918
Otago Mounted Rifles - 1914-1915 Otago Mounted Rifles - 1914-1915
  • Sep14-March 1915
Otago Mounted Rifles - 1914-1915 Otago Mounted Rifles - 1914-1915
  • May 1915
  • June 1915
  • July 1915
  • August 1915
Wellington Mounted Rifles - 1915 Wellington Mounted Rifles - 1915
Wellington Mounted Rifles - 1916 Wellington Mounted Rifles - 1916
Wellington Mounted Rifles - 1917 Wellington Mounted Rifles - 1917
Wellington Mounted Rifles - 1918 Wellington Mounted Rifles - 1918
  • January 1918
  • February 1918
  • March 1918
  • April 1918
  • May 1918
  • June 1918
  • July 1918
  • August 1918
  • September 1918
  • October 1918
  • November 1918
  • December 1918
NZMR Machine Gun Squadron 1916-17 NZMR Machine Gun Squadron 1916
Signal Troop, NZE and Signal Troop NZMR-1915 Signal Troop, New Zealand Engineers and Signal Troop NZMR-1915
  • May 1915
  • June 1915
  • July 1915
  • August 1915
Signal Troop, NZE and Signal Troop NZMR-1916 Signal Troop, New Zealand Engineers and Signal Troop NZMR-1916
  • January 1916
  • February 1916
  • March 1916
  • April 1916
  • May 1916
  • June 1916
  • July 1916
  • August 1916
  • September 1916
  • October 1916
  • November 1916
  • December 1916
Signal Troop, NZE and Signal Troop NZMR-1917 Signal Troop, New Zealand Engineers and Signal Troop NZMR-1917
  • January 1917
  • February 1917
  • March 1917
  • April 1917
  • May 1917
  • June 1917
  • July 1917
  • August 1917
  • September 1917
  • October 1917
  • November 1917
  • December 1917
HEADQUARTERS NZMRB - 1915 HEADQUARTERS NZMRB - 1915
HEADQUARTERS NZMRB - 1916 HEADQUARTERS NZMRB - 1916
  • January 1916
  • February 1916
  • March 1916
  • April 1916
  • May 1916
  • June 1916
  • July 1916
  • August 1916
  • September 1916
  • October 1916
  • November 1916
  • December 1916
HEADQUARTERS NZMRB - 1917 HEADQUARTERS NZMRB - 1917
  • January 1917
  • February 1917
  • March 1917
  • April 1917
  • May 1917
  • June 1917
  • July 1917
  • August 1917
  • September 1917
  • October 1917
  • November 1917
  • December 1917
HEADQUARTERS NZMRB - 1918 HEADQUARTERS NZMRB - 1918
  • January 1918
  • February 1918
  • March 1918
  • April 1918
  • May 1918
  • June 1918
  • July 1918
  • August 1918
  • September 1918
  • October 1918
  • November 1918
  • December 1918
   
  Machine Gun Section, Vets and Field Ambulance to be added.