U-series. Rotorua High School and Victoria College reunion. Part 2

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Part 2 of 8
Recorded excerpts of reunions of men from Rotorua High School and also men from Victoria University College, Wellington, held at a restaurant [Cafe Fleurent] in Cairo.

Forty-five men from the Rotorua reunion file past the microphone and give their names and home address. [They include several members of the 28 Māori Battalion and teachers from Rotorua High School. Also present are several men who would become prisoners of war, or who were killed in the Greece and Crete campaigns of March-May 1941. Names are transcribed as heard, with military service numbers of identified men after their names.]

Bill Evans [2723]; Paddy Webb [23073]; Bill McHale [24147]; Jim Buddle, Whakatane [3029]; Rees? Haupapa St ; Alfred Steele [12658]; Jim Lindsay [16075]; Alan Sinclair [2907]; Bill Higgins [3269]; George Locke [17797]; Jim Martin [25279]; Thomas Lawrence [25916]; Jack Douglas [12552]; Pip Pipson [23311]; Peter Hampson [5501]; Rex Musgrave [27763]; Bob Dunbar [2637]; Jack Quinlan [8742]; Jimmy Spencer [3820]; Dave Hart [2776]; Martin McCready?, Ranolf St; John Rogers, [65199] Ōhinemutu; Nupere Walker [26078], Whakarewarewa; A.G. McKay?; Richard Thompson, Ōhinemutu [26059]; Edward Horne, Hinemoa Point [26097]; Harold Thornton?; William Hutchison [33042]; George Mulligan [24191]; John Leith [2471]; Bill Kennedy [3044]; Frank Griffin [4625]; Chas Crisp, Hamurana; Eric Appleton [3098]; George Keyworth [7892]; ? Riley, Ngongotaha; Gordon Roper [24271]; Bill Martin [25279]; Tom Bennison [64147]; ?; Colin Black [25030]; Doug Raethal [24250]; Ian Raethal [23345]; Alwin Robertson [3065].

This item is part of a collection of recordings made by the Mobile Broadcasting Units, which travelled overseas with New Zealand forces between 1940-1945. They recorded New Zealanders' experiences of war and messages to their families and friends, which were sent back home to be played on a weekly radio programme.

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Year 1941

Reference number 11673

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection

Duration 00:02:32

Date 08 Feb 1941

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