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Memorial service for Dave Gallaher


Marking the Defence Force rugby team's visit to Belgium, a memorial service to the most famous All Black to have died in the war – Dave Gallaher – will be held on 4 October 2015.

At 10.30 am on 4 October 2015, the day after the Dave Gallaher Rugby Tournament, a short service will be held in honour of Dave Gallaher himself in the cemetery where he is buried – Nine Elms British Cemetery in Poperinge, Belgium. Gallaher was the most famous of the thirteen former All Blacks rugby players killed in the First World War – read more about him on NZHistory.
The commemoration is designed to mark the end of the New Zealand Defence Force rugby team's visit to Belgium. It offers an opportunity to show the players where their predecessors fell in the First World War, and to honour their sacrifice.
Download the full programme here (PDF, 2.83 MB)

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4 October 2015
Date added: 30 September 2015 | Last updated: 13 November 2015