Howard Karl Kippenberger (1897-1957) served at the Somme, where he was wounded and discharged. In 1939 at the outbreak of war he was given command of the 20th Canterbury/Otago Battalion. As these letters show, he served in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, rising to the rank of Major General.
Cecil Malthus’ letters and telegrams tell his story of the First World War.
You can follow him now on Twitter at @malthus_letters. He writes to My own dear Hazel from April 1914 to his discharge in April 1917.