Category Archives: New Zealand

The Frontiersmen’s Lorry

Topic October/November 2016. A tale of the First War in East Africa and the frustrations of bureaucracy. By the time the 25th battalion Royal Fusiliers (Legion of Frontiersmen) arrived in East Africa in 1915, the actions of the Indian Army … Continue reading

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Supporting the Authorities

Topic August/September 2016.  Supporting the Legal Authorities (even when their cause may be doubtful).  Although in most countries the Frontiersmen have not received official recognition, their services have regularly been sought. Sometimes the tasks they have been given may have … Continue reading

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A Tribute to the Ladies (Topic Dec 15 / Jan 16)

Recently we have been asked about the involvement of ladies in the Legion of Frontiersmen, especially in the early years. Nowadays they are accepted on equal terms. In those early years many Frontiersmen had seen how much hard work women … Continue reading

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A Notable New Zealander

Early Frontiersmen in New Zealand: Ernest Gladhill d’Esterre (c1880-1954) Possibly the most successful organising officer for New Zealand’s Frontiersmen by Bruce G Fuller (1934-2013) Ernest Gladhill d’Esterre was born in Sarzana, Italy,1880. His father was Eugene d’Esterre a mining engineer … Continue reading

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