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24 Battalion


page 362

This volume was produced and published by the War History Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs.

Editor-in-Chief Sir Howard K. Kippenberger, kbe, cb, dso, ed
Associate Editor M. C. Fairbrother, dso, obe, ed
Sub-Editor W. A. Glue
Illustrations Editor J. D. Pascoe
Archives Officer R. L. Kay
Draughtsman L. D. McCormick

the author: R. M. Burdon was born on 4 August 1896. After being educated at Waihi School and Christ's College, he was given a commission in the Queen's Regiment (Royal West Surrey) in April 1915 and served in its 2nd Battalion through the remainder of the First World War, being twice wounded and awarded the MC. He then transferred to the Indian Army and served for four years in 13th, later 6th, Lancers. Retiring in 1922, he took up a sheep run in South Canterbury and held it until obliged to give up active farming by ill-health. He has written books of history and biography. In the Second World War he was appointed to the office staff of the Geraldine hospital, but the appointment, being conditional on a Japanese landing, was never taken up.

The book was printed, bound and distributed by Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd.