Rewai Street : World War II diaries - 1942

ImageSummary The diary begins on 7 December 1941 and ends on 5 December 1942. The diary covers service in Egypt, including trips to Syria and Libya, and the Alamein attack in October. The entries for 1941 are in the December section of the diary.

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Publication information Unpublished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.