Frederick G Mckee

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The Headmaster's sympathy letter

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The WW100NZ Discovery Box and associated Teacher Resources supporting the Walking with an Anzac Programme.

View of a group of men in military uniform seated on the Turkish pontoon which is mounted on a horse drawn cart outside the Fire Brigade Station. WW1

Peace Celebrations Nelson. Nov.13.18

View of a group of men in military uniform seated on the Turkish pontoon which is mounted on a horse drawn cart outside the Fire Brigade Station. WW1

McKee FG History Sheet

Walking with an Anzac — The Headmaster's Sympathy Letter, WW100NZ

It was a huge blow to Firth every time he heard of an Old Boys’ death. He wrote personal letters of condolence to the families of the 222 Old Boys that were killed. On Armistice day, he stood on the school steps, tears running down his face as he perhaps struggled with the guilt of encouraging so many to enlist as an Anzac.

Walking with an Anzac — The Headmaster's Sympathy Letter, WW100NZ

It was a huge blow to Firth every time he heard of an Old Boys’ death. He wrote personal letters of condolence to the families of the 222 Old Boys that were killed. On Armistice day, he stood on the school steps, tears running down his face as he perhaps struggled with the guilt of encouraging so many to enlist as an Anzac.

Walking with an Anzac — The Headmaster's Sympathy Letter, WW100NZ

It was a huge blow to Firth every time he heard of an Old Boys’ death. He wrote personal letters of condolence to the families of the 222 Old Boys that were killed. On Armistice day, he stood on the school steps, tears running down his face as he perhaps struggled with the guilt of encouraging so many to enlist as an Anzac.

Grape Harvest at Riwaka, 1912

Walking with an Anzac — The Headmaster's Sympathy Letter, WW100NZ

It was a huge blow to Firth every time he heard of an Old Boys’ death. He wrote personal letters of condolence to the families of the 222 Old Boys that were killed. On Armistice day, he stood on the school steps, tears running down his face as he perhaps struggled with the guilt of encouraging so many to enlist as an Anzac.

View of a group of men in military uniform seated on the Turkish pontoon which is mounted on a horse drawn cart. WW1

Peace Celebrations Nelson. Nov.13.18

View of a group of men in military uniform seated on the Turkish pontoon which is mounted on a horse drawn cart. WW1

Special ceremony to remember the old boys who are serving

Papers Past | Newspapers | Evening Post | 12 April 1916 | PERSONAL MATTERS

PERSONAL MATTERS Tiie Right Hon. W. F. Massey (Premier) will (reports a Press Association message) open the new freezing works at Feilcling on Monday, and will give a recruiting speech in the town in the evening. "■ The Hon. W. H. Herries, Minister for Railways and Native Affairs, left to-day for Rotorua to transact Departmental business. The Hon. G. W. Russell left for the South last night, on a visit to Hanmer and Waimate. The Hon. W. D. S. Mac Donald is at present on an extensive tour of…

Fred writes home to his father about Egypt and the death of the first NZ Casualty - William Han (a local Motueka boy like Fred)

Papers Past | Newspapers | Nelson Evening Mail | 1 May 1915 | LETTERS FROM EGYPT

LETTERS FROM EGYPT NEW ZEALANDERS IN ACIION. Mr A. McKee has received an into* esting letter from his son, Sergt. F. G. McKee, of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, of which the following are extracts: — To go back when we left the base here in Zeitoun. On January 27th news came that there would 60on be something doing, so we spent the morning packing gear, blacking buttons, etc. We left camp leaving our kit-bags, but tak- { ing our pa-cks. We left camp at 2.30 p.m. and marched to Palais…

Joseph Firth, 1929

Joseph Firth, 1929

Walking with an Anzac — The Headmaster's Sympathy Letter, WW100NZ

It was a huge blow to Firth every time he heard of an Old Boys’ death. He wrote personal letters of condolence to the families of the 222 Old Boys that were killed. On Armistice day, he stood on the school steps, tears running down his face as he perhaps struggled with the guilt of encouraging so many to enlist as an Anzac.

WELLINGTON COLLEGE CADETS 1907

Walking with an Anzac — The Headmaster's Sympathy Letter, WW100NZ

It was a huge blow to Firth every time he heard of an Old Boys’ death. He wrote personal letters of condolence to the families of the 222 Old Boys that were killed. On Armistice day, he stood on the school steps, tears running down his face as he perhaps struggled with the guilt of encouraging so many to enlist as an Anzac.

A handwritten message on a Wellington College picture postcard postmarked in 1918. This is addressed to one of ...

Wellingtonian preserves messages from the trenches

Glenn Reddiex researches history by collecting postcards, especially World War I postcards.

Fred is Killed in Action

Papers Past | Newspapers | Colonist | 3 October 1916 | PERSONAL.

PERSONAL. Mr G. A. Banmess recei7.;d a cable message yiisoeivjay regarding Ins sec, Flight. Sub-Li'.v.>ier.aiit T)or>. Harkness, D.S.C., who h;i.s distinguished himself as an aviator, hi 1 recently alighted in Holland aixt v/«s interned. Tlie message said that *$c aviator was slightly wounded in :he leg, which inHu:i'.tes that he had ! rcn iv action before being forced to desceisJ. Lieutenant M. Wastney, son of MiGeorge Wa's-Uijy, of Wakapualca, lias been woundnd. FTe left New Zealand as a…