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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

Signalman A. E. Richardson

Signalman A. E. Richardson

Signalman Richardson, who prior to the war was a surface-page 271man in the New Zealand Railways Department, first entered camp at Wingatui in August 1942. After serving in the Corps of Signals as a heavy truck driver at Riccarton and Washdyke he was transferred to the overseas forces and sailed from Papakura in April 1943 for New Caledonia as a reinforcement for Third NZ Divisional Signals. He was posted as a linesman driver in B cable section. He saw action in Vella Lavella and Nissan before returning to New Zealand in an essential industry draft in June 1944.