alexander godley

Personal details

Full Name:

  • Alexander John Godley


  • 4 Feb 18676 Mar 1957

Godley was a man with considerable talent for organisation, as evidenced by his training of the Territorial Force in the early 1910s, and later command of the New Zealand Division in the First World War.

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Māori in the NZEF

  • Māori in the NZEF

    More than 2000 Maori served in the Māori Contingent and Pioneer Battalion during the First World War

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  • Page 3 - Pioneer BattalionIn early 1916 the Maori Contingent ceased to exist and was replaced by the New Zealand Pioneer

The Gallipoli campaign

  • The Gallipoli campaign

    Each year on Anzac Day, New Zealanders (and Australians) mark the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings of 25 April 1915. On that day, thousands of young men, far from their homes, stormed the beaches on the Gallipoli Peninsula in what is now Türkiye.

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  • Page 10 - Gallipoli biographiesFind out more about some of the New Zealanders involved in the Gallipoli campaign between April 1915 and January 1916.