Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
233 — The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Your telegram of 26 July (No. 220). In accordance with your suggestion, His Majesty's Government in New Zealand is despatching the following in convoy US 4:
Reinforcements totalling 600 for artillery, signals, and infantry of the First Echelon.
The 16th and 17th New Zealand Railway Operating Companies, 13th New Zealand Railway Construction Company, 18th New Zealand Army Troops Company, Headquarters Railway Operating Group.2
All units of the Third Echelon with its first reinforcements for same, excepting the 8th New Zealand Field Company, Engineers, and its first reinforcements.
It is requested that if possible the 18th New Zealand Army Troops Company should be attached to and at the disposal of the GOC, 2nd New Zealand Division, until the arrival of the 8th New Zealand Field Company, Engineers, which will be despatched with the next, that is, the fourth draft of reinforcements. In the meantime the 19th New Zealand Army Troops Company is required for essential preparatory work in Fiji, but it will be replaced or relieved later for despatch to the Middle East.3