As the New Zealand infantry rotated into the muddy battlefield of Europe, so did their uniforms. On the 1st of January, 1916 SD caps were traded in for the iconic Lemon Squeezer with a universal brass system that was implemented throughout the infantry units. In 1917 battalion patches were assigned (pictured are 1st Auckland Battalion patches). Also Broodie helmets began to be the mainstay of in combat headdress.
Headwear: Broodie Helmet with Helmet Cover (LEFT) and New Zealand Lemon Squeezor (ABOVE)
Tunic and Trousers: English Pattern 1902 Service Dress
Webbing: 1908 Web set with large pack, blue watterbottle with khaki cover, 1907 12 inch bayonet, and E-tool stick.
Footwear: standard khaki puttees and black or brown ammo boots.
Brass Insignia should be late war New Zealand Universal badges if you decide to wear it. 3rd Auckland Patches on either shoulder. Contact the unit leader for more info.