Rewai Street : World War II letters

ImageSummary Letters from Rewai Street to his parents, Samuel and Beatrice Street in Nelson. The letters run from 1941 to 1945, there are gaps of some months in each year.

Collection location Private collection

Publication information Unpublished

Additional information

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.