Rewai Street : World War II diaries - 1941

ImageSummary The 1941 diary begins on 13 September 1941 and ends on 6 December 1941. The diary covers leaving Burnham, the sea voyage to Cairo / Egypt, and early days in Egypt.

Collection location Private collection

Publication information Unpublished

Additional information

A collection of diaries by Rewai Street, covering his war service during the years 1941 to 1945.

Rewai Tomlin Street (1910-1986) served in 2NZEF from 1941 to 1945.

Rewai Street was born in Seddonville, and educated at Riwaka Primary School, Nelson College, Victoria College and the Wellington Teachers Training College. He taught at schools in the Wairarapa, Timaru and Christchurch. He was teaching at St Albans Primary School when the second World War broke out. In May 1941 Rewai Street entered Burnham Training Camp. He left New Zealand in September 1941 and arrived in Egypt in October. Rewai served in Egypt, Libya, Palestine and Italy. He was wounded in July 1944 and returned to New Zealand in September 1945.

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This material has been digitised by Christchurch City Libraries from a private collection.