World War II letters and cards, Howard Kippenberger

Dear Glen : Image 2 of 4

Image of Dear Glen 26/10/41

  • Title Dear Glen
  • Creator Howard Kippenberger
  • Date 26/10/41
  • Image 2 of 4
  • Notes Letter summary: 752/8. 26 Oct 1941. Letter to Glen. Talks of a battlefield he and Jim Barrows went to where Haast was killed mentions "his is one of the graves 'known only to God'. Mentions Jim in now commanding [?], and wrote a congratulation letter to Upham and others. Men have been training hard and are in good form. Have been more tanks and planes than ever. Mention Geoff Furrell as a great leader and how he had written to his wife and received a brave reply. Mentions Frank D who may have failings but is a well-trained officer. Weather good. Sends love. (This a very brief summary as letter very hard to read.)
  • 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-C81111945-031

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