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Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III

390 — Major-General Barrowclough to Army Headquarters (Wellington)

Major-General Barrowclough to Army Headquarters (Wellington)

9 September 1943

Have received instructions to undertake an operational role in Vella Lavella. To date the instructions are incomplete, but they envisage the move of Divisional Headquarters and one Brigade Group immediately. First troops move on 15 September. No information yet of proposed employment of the balance of the Division, but I have asked for full plans to enable me to judge the consequences likely to be involved and expect fuller information tomorrow. Will signal again when the position is more fully understood. Am proceeding to the Central Solomons on a personal reconnaissance.