Letter from Len Argyle during WWI

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Letter from Len Argyle during WWI

Letter from Len Argyle during WWI

Len Argyle (1894-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Pat (Percival) enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter from Len to his parents, was sent from the ship that took them to Egypt after training at Trentham.

Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

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Letter from Len Argyle during WWI

Letter from Len Argyle during WWI

Len Argyle (1894-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Pat (Percival) enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter from Len to his parents, was sent from the ship that took them to Egypt after training at Trentham.

Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

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Polish Army League correspondence

Polish Army League correspondence

Letter from S. Kopanski, Chief of Polish General Staff to the Polish Army League, thanking them for their work. He also mentions Polish refugees in New Zealand. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North in WWII, corresponded with and sent parcels to Polish soldiers who served with the allies in World War Two.

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London
 
Polish Army League correspondence

Polish Army League correspondence

Letter from Lt. Col. K. Ryzinski, O.C. of Polish Young soldiers and Young W.A.S., to the Polish Army League, thanking them for parcels and wishing them Seasons Greetings. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North in WWII, corresponded with and sent parcels to Polish soldiers who served with the allies in World War Two.

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Unknown
 
Letter to Miss Haycock from the PNCC congratulating her on 50 years' service to C M Ross Co. Ltd

Letter to Miss Haycock from the PNCC congratulating her on 50 years' service to C M Ross Co. Ltd

Sylvia Haycock was a long time employee of C M Ross, beginning with the firm in 1902. She was also made a shareholder in 1915. C M Ross Co. Ltd was one of the foremost department stores of Palmerston North and operated in The Square from 1883 until it was sold to Milne and Choyce in 1959.

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4 The Square, Palmerston North
 
Letter home from Pat Argyle

Letter home from Pat Argyle

Pat (Percival) Argyle (1890-1915) was the son of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. At the time of this letter he was working with the railways in Wellington. This letter is to his mother, mainly talking about other family members (including Doris his sister). Pat enlisted and served in World War One. He died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

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Wellington area
 
Signature and seal of Lord Melbourne

Signature and seal of Lord Melbourne

Lord Melbourne was the brother-in-law of Lord Palmerston, and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for a time when Lord Palmerston was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. This record is part of a collection relating to Lord Palmerston (1784-1865), after whom Palmerston North was named. The donor of the Lord Palmerston collection, F C Holland of England (who was interested in philately and postal history) donated a number of items related to Lord Palmerton in the 1970s, after visiting Palmerston North. Cut from larger, unknown document.

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England
 
Envelope adddressed and signed by the Duke of Wellington

Envelope adddressed and signed by the Duke of Wellington

Envelope addressed in the handwriting of the Duke of Wellington, to John ..., Liverpool, from London date stamped 9 June 1830. The Duke of Wellington was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for short time when Lord Palmerston was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. This record is part of a collection relating to Lord Palmerston (1784-1865), after whom Palmerston North was named. The donor of the Lord Palmerston collection, F C Holland of England (who was interested in philately and postal history) donated items relating to Lord Palmerton during the 1970s, after visiting Palmerston North. Envelope cut so that only the front remains.

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England
 
Polish Army League correspondence

Polish Army League correspondence

Letter from Young Soldiers of the Polish Forces to the Polish Army League, thanking them for a letter and food parcel and asking questions about life in New Zealand. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North in WWII, corresponded with and sent parcels to Polish soldiers who served with the allies in World War Two.

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Middle East
 
Invitation to a Civic Welcome for the Governor General and Lady Cobham

Invitation to a Civic Welcome for the Governor General and Lady Cobham

A civic welcome, arranged by the Palmerston North City Council, for the Governor-General and Lady Cobham, was held 6 December 1957. It consisted of a public welcome at the clocktower in The Square and a luncheon at the C M Ross Tea Rooms.

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Correspondence from the A. N. A. Club

Correspondence from the A. N. A. Club

Letter to Miss Warburton of the Womens War Service Auxiliary of Palmerston North, asking if the Auxiliary can serve supper at the camp of the Second Prevost Company. Signed by J R Hardie.

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Polish Army League correspondence

Polish Army League correspondence

Letter from the Ltn Kijonski (spelling?) of the Middle East Polish Forces, to the Polish Army League, thanking them for a parcel. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North in WWII, corresponded with and sent parcels to Polish soldiers who served with the allies in World War Two.

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Middle East
 
Polish Army League correspondence

Polish Army League correspondence

Letter from the C.O.C. 3rd Carpathian Division, to the Polish Army League, thanking them for their work. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North in WWII, corresponded with and sent parcels to Polish soldiers who served with the allies in World War Two.

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Unknown
 
Polish Army League correspondence

Polish Army League correspondence

Letter from S. Kopanski, Chief of Polish General Staff to the Polish Army League, thanking them for their work. He also mentions Brigadier Sherston. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North in WWII, corresponded with and sent parcels to Polish soldiers who served with the allies in World War Two.

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London
 
Letter from Stewart Grammer to father

Letter from Stewart Grammer to father

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Stewart Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and brother of Ron Grammer. The family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Stewart Grammer served in World War Two. This Christmas greetings from the 2nd N.Z.E.F letter was written to Mr Tom . A. Grammer by his son Gnr. Stewart Grammer.

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Polish Army League correspondence

Polish Army League correspondence

A copy of a letter from Captain Adam Kubaczka of the 3rd Carpathian Division Soldiers Welfare to the Polish Army League, thanking them for the parcels that they send to Polish soldiers. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North in WWII, corresponded with and sent parcels to Polish soldiers who served with the allies in World War Two.

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Unknown
 
Letter home from Len Argyle

Letter home from Len Argyle

Len Argyle (1894-1915) was the son of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. This letter to his mother is written from "Melbourn House", which the letter suggests is somewhere in the North Island. The letter mainly enquires about his mother's health.

Len enlisted and served in World War One. He died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

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Letter home from Len Argyle

Letter home from Len Argyle

Len Argyle (1894-1915) was the son of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. This letter to his mother is written from "Melbourn House", which the letter suggests is somewhere in the North Island. The letter mainly enquires about news from home.

Len enlisted and served in World War One. He died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

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Letter home from Egypt during WWI

Letter home from Egypt during WWI

Len Argyle (1894-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Pat (Percival) enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter from Len to his parents, was sent from Zeitoun Camp near Cairo in Egypt.

Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

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Egypt
 
Letter home from Pat Argyle

Letter home from Pat Argyle

Pat (Percival) Argyle (1890-1915) was the son of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. At the time of this letter he was working in Wellington, after leaving the railways.

Pat enlisted and served in World War One. He died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

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Wellington
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