NZ Home Guard Rifles.
The follow are the NZ Home Guard Rifles regions and associated area numbers .
NMD CMD SMD SMD(Dunedin office)
|1 Auckland||5 Wellington||9 Nelson||11 Dunedin|
|2 Paeroa||6 Whanganui||9a Greymouth||11a Oamaru|
|2a Rotorua||6a P. North||9b Westport||11 Dunedin|
|3 Whangarei||7 Napier||9c Blenheim||11b Alexandra|
|4 Hamilton||7a Gisborne||10 Christchurch||12 Invercargill|
|7b Masterton||10a Timaru||12a Gore|
|8 New Plymouth||10b Waikari|
|8a Hawea||10c Ashburton|
|8b Stratford||10d Rangiora|
If anyone is able to supply photos of different NZ Home Guard Rifles and their markings I would greatly appreciate it. I think the NZ Home Guard Rifles are a very undervalued and neglected aspects of the NZ Enfield story and as such need to be documented and recorded.
Also I would be extremely curious of any full-bore calibres that are not Enfield’s or Metfords that are HG marked. I would also be interested in images around .22 NZ Home Guard Rifles. These had different lettering such as SP or SPS.
Nice Example of 9/HG
Palmerston North Home Guard Rifle, there is nothing pretty when it comes to markngs on some of the old girls.
Full acknowledgements will be given of any photos used and again will be greatly appreciated.