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Reg Hird's Letters from the Great War. A collection of letters written by Sergeant Reginald Nelson Hird of Karamea, West Coast to his sweetheart Nellie Dean. Put together by grand-daughter
During 1917, Nellie Dean, my grandmother, was teaching at Ferntown School near Collingwood and corresponding with New Zealand soldiers at war.
In 1918 my grandmother Nellie Dean continued to keep up her war time correspondence with her husband to be, Karamea farmer Reg Hird and friends Herbert Mead and George Smallholme.
In 1919 my grandmother Nellie Dean continued her correspondence with husband to be, Reg Hird. The war had ended, but the army did not return Reg to New Zealand until