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Waikato Troopers. History of the Waikato Mounted Rifles. Richard Stowers. 2008 1st edition. Private publication, the author, Hamilton


The Waikato Troopers fought in the Boer War, WWI and WWII. They had their origin in the Royal Cavalry Volunteers who served in the Waikato area during the Maori Land Wars
Here is an account of their history with many photos
Interviews with men
Post-war changes


Lists of names of:
Royal Cavalry Volunteers known to have served in the Waikato
Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers
No 3 Coy (Cambridge)
Boer War soldiers and casualties
WWI members; WWI wounded at Gallipoli; killed WWI
WWII personnel
Honours and Awards
List of names of Association members
Serving Officers as at publication


Maps show Waikato battles of the Maori Land Wars; Boer War places; Gallipoli; Chunuk Bair; Palestine; WWII battlefields

Photos (many named) show: Cavalry Volunteers; uniforms; medals; Boer War soldiers women of the Waikato Mounted Rifle 1909; peacetime and WWI soldiers; WWII soldiers, scenes from battlefields; badges


320pp; b/w photos; maps; bibliography; chronology; index; hard covers; very good condition; brand new; faint scuffs on covers
Inside very clean and tidy

No dust jacket as issued
Too large for scanner

A comprehensive history, not easy to find because it was privately published


Text Copyright 2013
Collectible Books, Napier




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