The following letter is dated 25th July 1917. It is from the New Zealand’s High Commissioner’s Office. It’s on a “Dominion of New Zealand” letterhead showing NZ’s coat of Arms.
New Zealand Government Offices, 415 Strand, London W C 2
42419 Pte. V.H.Smith,
2nd NZ General Hospital,
It has just been reported to me that you have arrived in hospital in this country, and I sincerely trust that, with the skilled attention and care that you will receive, you will make rapid progress and completely recover.
As I receive may enquiries by cable and letter from New Zealand, concerning our lads in hospital, I should be glad to receive, upon the enclosed postcard, the name and address of your next of kin, so that it may be recorded by me for future reference.
I am, dear Sir,