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Predicate Object 31 May 1995 1995-05-31T00:00:00.000Z 1995-05-31T00:00:00.000Z 1995.66.2 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1995.66.2 2002-12-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-08-06T00:15:30.347Z 70 souvenir/wars WWI 'Allies Excursion Ticket' issued to 12/3915 Lt S Bongard, by HE Vaile, 1/3/1916, WW1 This was given to Lieut. Stanley Bongard, Auckland Infantry Regiment, just prior to his departure from Wellington with the 10th Reinforcements on 4/3/1916. the card is marked in ink with his service details from 4/3/1916 to 14/7/1917 when he was discharged. See details below. The Allies Excursion Ticket, illustrated with the flags of France, England, Belgium and Russia "is available for any Fellow under the age of 45, who is a Son of Great Britain, or any of her colonies, who has shown his pluck by joining the Colours, or who has made up his mind to do so. The privilege of using this ticket is also granted to such of our Allies who are fighting side by side with our glorious Boys now making history." [It offers] 'FREE LIVING, FREE CLOTHING, FREE TRAVELLING & POCKET MONEY Supplied by the Government' and notes that 'The Tour will vary according to the particular section to which you are attached but the main lines covered will take you through France, Belgium, Germany via the Rhine to Berlin. No trouble has been spared to find officers, interpreters, guides, etc., of the most brilliant and dashing ability, who will do all the thinking and worrying part of the work, in fact map out your daily journey, where you will stay, and how long.' 'Take this unique opportunity of travel, at the Expense of the Country, and at the same time earn the gratitude of every man, woman and child who has a spark of patriotism in them. God save the King.' Lieut. Bongard's service: Left Wellington 4/3/16. Albany 14/3/16. Colombo 26 & 27/3/16. Moascar 4/4/16. (Record sandstorm 13/4/16). 1st leave in Cairo 15/4/1916. Moved to Tel-el-Keba 19/4/16. Alexandria 27/5/16. Marseilles 30/5/16. Etaples 4/6/16. Armentieres 22/6/16/ Campagne 16/8/16. Forceville 20/8/16. Allery 2/9/16. Yzer.. 3-7/9/16. Somme 13/9/16. Le Touquet 29/9/16. Bristol 26/10/16. Brockenhurst 29/11/16. Southampton 13/1/17. Durban 4 to 7/2/17. Albany 22/2/17. Auckland 4/3/17. Rotorua 18/4/17. Discharged 14/7/17. WWI Allies Excursion Ticket - Great Britain to Imperial Palace, Berlin; issued to 12/3915 Lt S Bongard, by HE Vaile, 1/3/1916, WW1 folded cardboard; printed title; ALLIES EXCURSION TICEKT / GREAT BRITAIN TO / IMPERIAL PALACE BERLIN; oval shaped laurel wreath at centre enclosing illustrations of Allies flags: France, UK, Russia, Belgium marked, printed and in ink: ISSUED TO 12/395 / Lieut Bongard / BY / H.E. Vaile / 1/3/1916 ticket, souvenir
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