World War II letters and cards, Howard Kippenberger

Dear Glen [Field] : Image 2 of 2

Image of Dear Glen [Field] 13 Oct 40

  • Title Dear Glen [Field]
  • Creator Howard Kippenberger
  • Date 13 Oct 40
  • Image 2 of 2
  • Notes Letter summary: 752/5. 13 Oct 1940. Letter to Glen. Very busy trying to get "to know every bit of the country we hope to fight on shortly." Has also been fighting off mild malaria. Thanks Jim for the good time he showed Kip's family for Jeremy's birthday. Ruth keeps Kip informed about how good friends are to her. Still getting mail regularly but haven't seen a NZ paper since the end of June or July. Hadn't seen the Egyptian Mail for 6 weeks. Living surprisingly comfortably. In good physical condition. Everyone is well. (Lists several men Jim may have known.)
  • Source Archive 752
  • Parent Collection World War II letters and cards, 1940-1945.
  • Parent Collection Description Howard Karl Kippenberger (1897-1957) was born in Ladbrooks, south of Christchurch. In 1916 he served at the Somme, where he was wounded and discharged. He trained as a lawyer, practising in Rangiora. In 1922 he married Ruth Isabel Flynn in Lyttelton. In 1939 at the outbreak of war he was given command of the 20th Canterbury/Otago Battalion. As these letters show, he served in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, rising to the rank of Major General. In Italy he stood on a land mine, losing both his feet. He became an administrator, in charge of the relocation of prisoners of war. Back home in New Zealand after the war he was appointed Editor-in-chief of the War History Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs. Service numbers: WWI 11682, WWII 7128.
  • Collection Location ANZC Archives
  • File Reference CCL-C81111945-018

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