World War II letters and cards, Howard Kippenberger

Toast "Ourselves" : Image 1 of 2

Image of Toast

  • Title Toast "Ourselves"
  • Creator Douglas Appleby
  • Date No date.
  • Image 1 of 2
  • Notes 752/16. Undated. Speech. Endeavour Society (Inc) - welcome home to Brig. HK Kippenberger speech by Douglas Appleby. The speech gives a summary of stock activity of members of the Society as well as individuals of the society, illustrating some successes and failures as well as some reprimands.
  • 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-C81111945-054

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