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22nd Battalion 2NZEF

"Vrai et Fort"


This website (22BATTALION.ORG.NZ) is privately owned, operated and financed by Paul Froggatt, the son of a 22 Battalion veteran. Some of the information presented here has been obtained from my own personal records and photographs. More has been provided by the families of other 22 Battalion men and I am grateful to them for allowing this information to be shared more widely. The bulk of the information and records have been copied from official sources held at the National Archives, National Library and the Alexander Turnbull Library. I am grateful to the Librarians and staff who have assisted with sourcing the records and allowing me to copy them. Permission to reproduce these records was obtained from the relevent insitutions and file references are recorded where appropriate.


The website is provided as a repository for information about the 22 Battalion and the men who served in it. They made it the longest serving and one of the best-performing infantry battalions of the Second World War. Apart from the Official History publication, very little information is available publically about the men, their experiences and their photographs. This website is not associated with the Twenty Second Battalion Association (which was disbanded in 1991) or regional associations, but it draws on the material and records of these associations.


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Last updated: 17 May 2021