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Soldier, World War I

Portrait of David and Edith Simpson
Portrait of David and Edith Simpson 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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