Monday, July 22, 2013

The 'Brig'

This arrived in the post the other day, a present from my dear old mum. It is a biography of one of New Zealand's most capable soldiers of the First World War. Researched and written by my friend Gordon 'Doug' Sylvester

Brigadier Meldrum spent a lot of his later years in Greymouth, New Zealand, which is where I just moved from. The book is the first written solely about this most remarkable yet modest soldier and well worth the read for anyone interested, particularly, in New Zealand military history.