The troopship Aparima

The troopship <em>Aparima</em>

The Union Company’s Calcutta ‘slow boat’, the Aparima, with a full list of troops. New Zealand ships took new HMNZT numbers for every voyage. The Aparima was 19, 26, 32, 46, 61 and 76.

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Brian Clough

Posted: 25 Feb 2023

My Great Uncle Albert Robinson Clough, Rifleman, 3rd Infantry Brigade, 22708 was on this transport ship no.61. He fought in France and Belgium and nearly made it through. Sadly shot and killed on 31 October 1918 near Solesmnes where he is buried. He was 23.

Anne Letham

Posted: 21 Jun 2020

My father's first cousin Clarrie Victor Tarlin sailed on this ship as part of the 16th reinforcements in August 1916 (sailing number 61) . Clarrie served as part of the 2nd Auckland battalion and died of wounds sustained in a trench raid on 22nd February 1917, near Lille. Aged 19. He is commemorated on the Ring of Remembrance, Notre Dames de Lorette, France. Never forgotten.

Raewyn Fitton

Posted: 30 Mar 2017

My Gt Uncle "Seddon Reid" NZEF, Otago Regiment, 2 Battalion embarked on this ship from Wellington on 19th August 1916 bound for Devonport England. Then on to fight at France. He died from war wounds on the 29th September 1918, six weeks before the war ended..

Heather Keith

Posted: 13 Aug 2015

I have "Dry Rations" Volume 1 No.1. This is a dry humoured newspaper from voyage 32, written by various passengers. I do not know who travelled on this ship. It was among boxes of family memorabilia. Is it of interest to the ATLibrary?


Posted: 25 Apr 2015

My great grandfather, private Jack Thompson, (19575) was part of HMNZT 76 , 14th reinforcements. Maori
Departed 16/2/17 arrived Devonport 2/5/17

Was hoping to get any info or photos related to him
Thanks in advance

Darryn Petricevich

Posted: 16 Nov 2014

Our Grandfather, Private KAIO, William (Richard) 19420 , Embarked on this Vessel (v76) bound for Plymouth, England February 16th 1917, He was a part of the 14th reinforcements Maori Contingent. i am trying to find more photographs of our Grandfather, but have not had too much success to date, he made it back, unfortunately he passed away in 1958 from TB.


Posted: 17 Sep 2013

My father sailed on this ship on 19th August 1916 to head to war.
It was a long trip he said and did not arrive till 24th October 1916. I can recall Dad saying it was the trip to hell as over crowded and the sanitation was not the best and neither was the food. I was only a nine year old when Dad told us this one day at the meal table and told us to eat what was put in front of us as we had nothing to complain about after what he had during the war.
Dad never spoke much about the war and my regret was being young never got to ask the questions that I would of liked to of known today.