New Zealand (Māori) Pioneer Battalion

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New Zealand (Māori) Pioneer Battalion
Years active:
Country: New Zealand
Service: New Zealand Army
Branch: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Type: Infantry
Specific type: unknown
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Alternate names: Māori Contingent
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Personal narratives

Sir Peter Buck

With the Maori Contingent - Egypt, 1915. Transcription and handwritten report describing the contingent's experiences in Egypt including a protest by the contingent being posted to garrison duty instead of being sent to the front. [1]

Related media

Peter Buck, and other World War 1, Pioneer Battalion soldiers, digging a trench in Malta. New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives. Ref: PAColl-7171-57. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Peter Buck (centre, with hat), and other World War 1 soldiers, Captain Roger Dansey (in front), Captain Hiroti and Lieutenant Tikao (both on right), digging a trench in Malta in 1915. Photographer unidentified.

Official Sources

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Other sources


  1. Sir Peter Buck - Documents of biographical interest, Alexander Turnbull Library (MS-Papers-0196-340A).