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Predicate Object 19 Jul 2007 2007-07-19T00:00:00.000Z 2007-07-19T00:00:00.000Z 2007.55.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2007.55.1 unknown 2007-06-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T09:49:44.425Z daily life of a WWI soldier e 70 This entrenching tool was carried by 17735 Rifleman William Mandeno Smallfield, 3rd Battalion NZRB. 17735 Rifleman William M Smallfield (3rd Battalion New Zealand Rifle Brigade) joined the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in 1916 aged 21. He left NZ for the UK with G Coy, 16th Reinforcements, on board SS Mokoia. After a period at Sling Camp he made his way to the Western Front where he was wounded in In February 1917, spending some days in hospital before returning to the battlefield. After two and a half years on the Western Front he finally returned to his family in Auckland. entrenching tool used by 17735, Rifleman William M Smallfield, 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade, Western Front, WW1 entrenching tool
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