The Olympic Harrier Club still holds an annual race to remember club members who died in the First World War.
In May each year the Olympic Harrier and Athletic Club holds its Grand Memorial Race to remember club members Frank, Vince & Charles Byrne, and James & Hugh Wilson who served in the Divisional Signals Company in the First World War. All but Hugh died in the war.
In 2017 soldiers and officers from the NZ Army's 1st NZ Signals Regiment took part for the first time - something that both the Regiment and the Club hope to continue. Next year's race will be advertised on the club website once the race calendar is set (around February 2018).
These men included Darky Byrne, the club's first Captain, and at the time one of the best known runners in Wellington. Their story, the official history of the Divisional Signals Company along with entries from its War Diary, and insights from Darky's own personal diary is told here.