Colonel Charles Treadwell - Officers Training Corps.

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Colonel Treadwell talks about the formation of an Officer Training Corps (OTC ) at Victoria University College, Wellington in 1910, and its members who went on to fight in World War I.
He recalls training at camps up the Wanganui River and in the Johnsonville hills. He recites some lines from the Victoria College OTC song.
He recalls the former law students who fought in World War I - Rawdon Beere, a Lt Col in the war, Sam Atkinson, also a solicitor and captain who died at Messines leading a daylight raiding party, Hugh Short, Arthur Fair, Jack Stephenson, Frank Reid, Cuthbert Taylor, F.L.G. West, A.C. Nathan, H. R. Biss, L. P. Leary, Eric Inder, Harry Oram - all lawyers, Frank Prudhoe and Laurie Wardrop who died at Passchendaele. Professors Kirk, Easterfield and von Zedlitz also served in the original OTC. Colonel Treadwell describes them as "great soldiers, good fellows".

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Reference number 31133

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Interviews (Sound recordings)
Sound recordings

Credits Treadwell, Charles Archibald Lawrance (b.1889, d.1966), Speaker/Kaikōrero

Duration 00:10:43

Subject Treadwell, Charles Archibald Lawrance (b.1889, d.1966)
Victoria College (Wellington, N.Z.). Officers' Training Corps
Military education -- New Zealand/Topical
World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans -- New Zealand