A remembrance ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington at 11 am on 7 June 2017 to mark the centenary of the Battle of Messines.
Messines refers to a ridge south of the town of Ypres (Ieper today) captured by 12 British, Australian and New Zealand divisions on 7 June 1917. Thanks to careful planning, the capture of Messines Ridge was a stunning success and paved the way for the main attack later in the summer by removing German forces from the dominating ground on the southern face of the Ypres Salient. New Zealand suffered 3,000 causalities and 700 deaths at Messines (Mesen today).
This ceremony will be live streamed on this web page and on WW100's Facebook page. Check back here closer to the date for further details.