Major Charles Powles

Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Powles was shocked and upset at the decision to evacuate – were their fellow soldiers’ deaths all for nothing? And how could they just leave them here on the peninsula? The Anzac evacuation began on 15 December, and Powles was one of the last to leave.


Images Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19151223-39-14

Hear dramatic narrated extracts from Powles’ own writing.

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