Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

27/5/2008

Digger (soldier)

Digger is New Zealand and Australian military slang term for soldiers from New Zealand and Australia. It originated during World War I.

There are numerous theories about the origin of the term. Before the war, the term “digger” had been widely used in Australasia to mean a miner, or a Kauri gum-digger in New Zealand. for more click here

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