Title: Kiwi Cameliers, A Nominal Roll of the men of the 15th & 16th New Zealand Companies of the Imperial Camel Corps in the Great War 1914 – 18
Author: Pomroy, Matt
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2009
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 132 pages – Limited to 100 copies only!
Comments: This work has come about due to a chance discovery at Archives New Zealand in late 2008. While looking through a box of archives on a completely different subject, I came across a pile of papers, tied with a purple ribbon, and looking very much undisturbed for many years. They turned out to be the Daily Orders for the 15th, 16th Reserve Company of the Imperial Camel Corps during the Great War.
These Companies were made up from New Zealand soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, predominately the New Zealand Mounted Rifles. I had tried previously to find a list of the New Zealand Cameliers, but it appeared that no list had been produced, though many had tried. What we had then was the raw data to produce that list. What followed was ten months of transcribing hundreds of pages of documents, a time consuming and often frustrating taskl! This produced the bare bones of the following list, which was then expanded to include additional notes, casualty data and next of kin detail. The format shows the unit the soldier came from and the initial Company of the ICC that he served in.
Following this is the data that was recorded in the Daily Orders. It should be remembered that this data is only for the period they were with the ICC. Any additional information of interest is listed in the “Additional Notes” section. For further research on a particular soldier, it is recommended that you access his personnel file at Archives New Zealand. On a final note, I am confident I have captured all the men that served in the New Zealand Companies of the ICC, but one can never be 100% sure, that is the nature of compiling lists! If any one believes that a particular man is missing from the Roll I would be grateful if you could inform me for any future updates, and I apologise in advance for any offence caused by any omissions.