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Letter from Trentham during WWI

Letter from Trentham during WWI

Letter from Len Argyle, who served in World War One, to his young brother Leslie. At this time he was in training at Trentham Military Camp, near Wellington. Len Argyle (1894-1915), the son of Henry and Alice Argyle, was born in Carterton, Wairarapa, and moved with his family to Bunnythorpe in 1902. He and his brother Pat (Percival) enlisted with the New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force together, and both died at Chunck Bair, Gallipoli, in 1915. ​ ​

 
Letter home from training, during WWI
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Letter home from training, during WWI

Pat (Percival) Argyle (1890-1915) was the son of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. This letter is from Pat to his younger brother, Hector, from the Trentham Military Training Camp, where they are training before departure overseas. The letter tells about what life is like for them. Pat enlisted with his brother Len, and served in World War One. Both Pat and Len died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Leslie Argyle's Certificate of Proficiency
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Leslie Argyle's Certificate of Proficiency

Certificate that certifies that Leslie Argyle fulfilled the requirements of a Certificate of Proficiency in October 1922. He was then 14 and half years old and attended Hiwinui School in the Manawatū. Leslie was the son of Alice and Henry Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He was born in 1908, and had four brothers, Bert, Pat, Len and Hector, and one sister, Doris. He married Dorothy Anderson in 1933.

 
Letter from Gallipoli during WWI
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Letter from Gallipoli during WWI

Pat (Percival) Argyle (1890-1915) was the son of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. This letter is from Pat to his younger brother, Hector, from Gallipoli. The letter tells about what life is like for them. Pat enlisted with his brother Len, and served in World War One. Both Pat and Len died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Postcard sent from the front during WWI
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Postcard sent from the front during WWI

Postcard from Pat Argyle, on active service during World War One, to his young brother Leslie. The Argyles lived in Bunnythorpe, Manawatū. "Dear Les. Hope you will not be disappointed with the P.C. but it is the best I can get. It is one from a case of jam at the front so it will be a bit of a curio for you. Hope you will give it a place in your album. Pat." On the front is added " I would not fancy the jam would you Les. Pat." Pat, and Len his brother who served with him, both died at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli in 1915.

 
Letter home from Gallipoli during WWI
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Letter home from Gallipoli 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, is presumed to be from Gallipoli. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from Trentham during WWI

Letter home from Trentham during WWI

Pat Argyle (1890-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Len enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter from Pat to his parents is from Trentham Training Camp, prior to embarking for overseas. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Envelope sent from WWI

Envelope sent from WWI

Envelope addressed to Mr Henry Argyle of Bunnythorpe. Two of his sons, Pat (Percival) and Len, served in the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces overseas. They both died at Gallipoli in 1915. This letter was sent from the "Earl of Liverpool's Own", N. Z. Rifle Brigade and was posted after their deaths.

 
Postcard sent from WWI
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Postcard sent from WWI

Postcard sent from Pat and Len Argyle to their parents, Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. The brothers served in the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces during World War One and both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915. "May 1915. On active service. Dear Mum and Dad. Len & myself are both well so far so you must not worry to [sic] much about us. We must not tell you any news so you must be satisfied with this card. Your loving sons Pat & Len."

 
Letter home from Egypt during WWI
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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 in Egypt. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Envelope sent from WWI

Envelope sent from WWI

Envelope addressed to Mrs Henry (Alice) Argyle of Bunnythorpe, from one of her sons, Pat or Len, who served overseas in World War One. Both men died at Gallipoli in 1915. The envelope was provided by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).

 
Letter from Trentham during WW1
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Letter from Trentham during WW1

Pat Argyle (189o-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Len enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter from Pat to his parents is from Trentham Training Camp, prior to embarking for overseas. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from Gallipoli during WWI
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Letter home from Gallipoli during WWI

Pat (Percival) Argyle (1890-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Len enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter from Pat to his young brothers, was sent from Gallipoli in Turkey, and talks about what they are experiencing. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Envelope sent from WWI

Envelope sent from WWI

Envelope addressed to Mrs Henry (Alice) Argyle of Bunnythorpe, from one of her sons, Pat or Len, who served overseas in World War One. Both men died at Gallipoli in 1915. The envelope was provided by the Young Men's Christian Association - Army Branch.

 
Letter home from Pat Argyle
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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 to his mother he was in Sydney and talks about what it is like. Mentions Jimmy Neil from Palmerston in the South Island. Pat enlisted and served in World War One. He died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from Gallipoli during WWI
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Letter home from Gallipoli 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, is presumed to be from Gallipoli. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
WWI Field Service postcard
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WWI Field Service postcard

Postcard sent to Hector Argyle of Bunnythorpe, from his brother Pat (Percival) who was serving overseas in World War One. Nothing personal was written on these postcards, except for a name and date. Pat Argyle later died at Gallipoli in 1915.

 
Letter home from Len Argyle
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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". The letter mainly enquires about news from home. Len enlisted and served in World War One. He died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter from Len Argyle, from Trentham in WWI
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Letter from Len Argyle, from Trentham in 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 Trentham Military Army Camp while they were in training before embarking for Europe. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from troopship during WWI
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Letter home from troopship during WWI

Letter from Pat (Percival) Argyle. Pat Argyle (1890-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Len enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter from Pat to his parents is from the ship carrying them to Egypt. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Pat and Len Argyle

Pat and Len Argyle

Pat (Percival) and Len Argyle were the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. They enlisted with the Army Expeditionary Force together and served in World War One. They both died at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, in 1915. Pat (1890-1915) and Len (1894-1915) were both born in Carterton, Wairarapa, and moved with their family to Bunnythorpe in 1902.

 
Letter home from ship during WWI
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Letter home from ship during WWI

Letter from Pat (Percival) Argyle. Pat Argyle (1890-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Len enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter from Pat to his parents is from the ship carrying them to Europe, not long after embarkation. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from training, during WWI
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Letter home from training, during WWI

Pat (Percival) Argyle (1890-1915) was the son of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. This letter is from Pat to his younger brothers Hector and Leslie, from Trentham Army training camp during WWI. The letter tells of the training and expected departure. Pat enlisted with his brother Len, and served in World War One. Both Pat and Len died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from troopship during WWI
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Letter home from troopship during WWI

Letter from Pat (Percival) Argyle. Pat Argyle (1890-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Len enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter from Pat to his parents is from the ship carrying them to Europe. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from Gallipoli during WWI
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Letter home from Gallipoli 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 brothers, Hector and Leslie, is presumed to be from Gallipoli. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
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 Europe, after training at Trentham. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter from Len Argyle during WWI
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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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