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Soldier, World War I

Portrait of  Corporal Simpson of the New Zealand Medical Medical Corps, with a woman and young child,
Portrait of Corporal Simpson of the New Zealand Medical Medical Corps, with a woman and young child, 1914-1919, Berry & Co (1901–1931), Wellington. Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

Many New Zealand soldiers had studio portraits taken before they left for World War I. They would have given these to relatives and loved ones as mementoes.

Some photos would later be poignant and precious reminders of men who died overseas but whose bodies were never recovered.



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