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Headquarters: a brief outline of the activities of headquarters of the third division and the 8th and 14th Brigades during their service in the Pacific

Sergeant H. G. Jamieson

Sergeant H. G. Jamieson

Prior to entering Trentham Camp as a member of the sixth reinforcements in May 1941, Sergeant Jamieson was a marine engineer in the employ of the Gisborne Harbour Board. In January 1942 he embarked as a corporal with K section, Third Divisional Signals, for Fiji. He remained with this section until March 1943, when he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to E section, attached to the 17th Field Regiment. Taking part in both the Vella Lavella and Nissan landings, he returned with the rest of his section to New Zealand in August 1944. Although 42 years of age, Army Headquarters decided to retain his services, and utilised his vast store of signals knowledge by posting him to the instructional staff of Army School of Instruction, Trentham, in November 1944.