Lance Corporal Pralli Durrer.
Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles
3 April 1986 - 4 August 2012.
Serving in Do Abe, Afghanistan.
AKE AKE KIA KAHA brother.
Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles circa 1914.
Courtesy of Bulls Museum.
Soldiers are represented by the Bandoliers over their shoulders, Officers by the Sam Brown belt. The individual on the far left fourth row wears the lemon squeezer of the infantry; named this after the obvious shape. While the members of QAMR wear the standard hats mounted rifles.
The Guidon (Guide) at centre rear, in the colours of Amber and Black, note the obvious lack of battle honours earned from the New Zealand and Boer campiagn.
The cap badges of the 1st NZEF (New Zealand Expeditionary Forces) deployed in World War One;
Note Queens Alexandras Mounted Rifles (QAMR), 2nd Wellington West Coast Mounted Rifles of the Wellington Mounted Rifles contingent on the top row from, second from the left.
AKE AKE KIA KAHA.
James William Hardham V.C.
Queen Alexandras Mounted Rifles.
Hero of the Boer war and first World War.
Officers of the Wellington Mounted Rifles before departure.
Awapuni Camp, Palmerston North 1914
My Grandparents, Joy and Charles.