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Where Bert went to war

Gallipoli

One of the first places Bert went to was Gallipoli in Turkey. He was stationed at Quinn's Post. Read about Quinn's Post on NZ History.

View of Quinn's Post looking up Monash Valley.

'View up Monash Valley', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/view-monash-valley, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 24-Apr-2014

View of the land below Quinn's Post, Gallipoli, Turkey. Hutchison, James D :NZEF at Auckland, en route to Middle East, and at Gallipoli. Ref: PA1-o-573-32-4. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22316797

France

Bert was also on the Somme in France. He was killed near Flers on 20 September 1916. Read about New Zealand soldiers at Flers on Te Ara The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

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