D Company at Papakura in 1940 before deployment. John Palmer kneels (and smiles) at the centre of the front row.
Most of the men in the front row have been identified as coming from the Whanganui River. (Information courtesy of Hone Tarawhitii)
These names were written on the back of the photo:
Front row: Egypt Lambert, ?, ?, ?, Pitiera Kahanui Mahima
aka 'Big head', Joe Hiroti, Les Wipiti, ?, John Palmer, Jack Albert, Arama Tinirau, ?, 'Clarice', ?, Alf Knox.
Back row: Bill Hokianga, Maranui Grant, Duhi Paku, ?, ?, Sidney Paku (Hapakuku?), Kohi Heath/Keath?, Jim Randell, Joe Ropiha, Leathl(?), Dick Huata, ?, ?, Takarangi, Motu McGregor, ?, Mohaka, Edward Mohi Berryman
Courtesy of Hanatia Palmer