New Zealand WW1 Duo to 41668 Tpr. J. H. Tregea N.Z.E.F - WMR - NZMR Brigade Transport
A full size duo of WW1 British War and Victory Medals to 41668 Trooper James Henry Tregea of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
James was a factory hand at Manutahi Dairy Factory. He lists his address at Manutahi (a small community in south Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand). He lists his next of kin, his Mother, living in Palmerston North. James was born in Nelson.
He started his service on the 2nd of Jan 1917 as part of F Coy, 24th NZ Rifle Brigade Reinforcements, but transferred to the 23rd Mounted Rifle Reinforcements on the 28th of Jan 1917.
James left NZ at Wellington on the 19th of April 1917.
Disembarked at Sydney Australia on the 23rd of April 1917.
Embarked at Sydney 9th of May 1917
Disembarked at Suez on the 20th of June 1917.
Marched into Moascar Camp same day and posted to the Wellington Mounted Rifles.
Transferred on the 30th of July 1917 to NZ Mounted Rifles Brigade Transport in the field.
Attached to Brigade Transport HQ on the 15th of Oct 1917.
Admitted to Hospital ex Brigade Transport on the 5th of July 1917.
Admitted to NZ Mounted Rifles Field Ambulance same day.
Admitted to No. 24 Stationary Hospital Kantara 16th of July 1917 with Malaria.
Admitted to No. 27 General Hospital Abbassia on the 17th of July 1917.
Discharged to Aotea Convalescence Home at Heliopolis on the 25th of July 1917.
Rejoined unit in the field on the 9th of Aug 1918.
Discharged to rest camp at Ismailia on the 12th of Aug 1918.
Rejoined unit on the 22nd of Aug 1918 and posted to 2nd Sqdn WMR.
Transferred back to NZMR Brigade of Transport on the 14th of Sept 1918.
Admitted to Hospital on the 8th of Oct 1918.
Admitted to NZMR Field Ambulance on the same day.
Admitted to No. 47 Stationary Hospital Gaza on the 14th of Oct 1918.
Admitted to No. 27 General Hospital Abbassia on the 17th of Oct 1918 (Malaria).
Rejoined unit in the field on the 8th of Nov 1918.
Withdraw due to illness and sent back to New Zealand from Suez.
Discharged on the 14th of May 1919 as no longer fit due to illness contracted on active service (Malaria).
James also states that before the war he served as a senior cadet and a Territorial member of the 2nd (Wellington & West Coast) Mounted Rifles Regiment.
This is James' full entitlement for his service during WW1. Both medals are in good condition, with a length of ribbon attached. Medals show evidence of being mounted on a frame, with tape residue to back of BWM ribbon and also marked to reveres side of Victory medal.
His WW1 service file can be viewed on-line here: