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NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Unique Memorial Wall for WW1 soldiers, Wellington

12 March 2015 - 12:40pm -- adcloud

The project aims to commemorate New Zealand’s First World War Centenary. We would like Wellington to have a best-of-world-class WWI Memorial Wall. A unique design will help to bring events of WWI back to life and will mark the significance of the war on New Zealand society. Not just our community will benefit from having this memorial wall, but we believe it will also help to attract more tourists and visitors. We do not want to make it just as a war memorial, we want it to make people think and feel what happened 100 yeas ago. The memorial wall be 10m length and 2.5m height.

The Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, UK

10 March 2015 - 11:38pm -- Mary Ingoldby

I am the researcher for Postcards From a War Hospital, an Esme Fairbairn project at The Glenside Hospital Museum Bristol UK. This project is researching the patients and staff 1914-1918 at The Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol. The medical records were destroyed in the 1920s, so we are identifying patients from names in several autograph books which we found in archives in Australia and the UK. So far we have discovered four New Zealanders. I have downloaded their service records from the NZ archives.

Arthur George Halliday Wilson 10/2474

REMEMBERING NZ SOLDIERS

3 March 2015 - 5:45pm -- margaret Nicholls

Thought it would be a nice idea to do what England is doing .
It is called Tower of London (anyone can look at it) They have a dedication page and can add the donation 20, 25 or 50 pounds,
For this donation you get to put your relative's photo up and say what he did in the war etc. Then you see them displayed among all the poppies along with all other soldiers that family have put on the site with a story about each one on where they served etc.

WW1 Underage soldiers

13 October 2014 - 9:27am -- Stephen Carruthers

I'm researching underage soldiers in WW1. This inculdes those that managed to get away and either returned or died while on active serive. It also includes those who tried to enlist but didnt manage to get away.

Christmas Truce

3 October 2014 - 3:38pm -- Gavin of Canterbury

This Christmas day will be the centenary of the famous Christmas truce that took place along the Western Front.
There is a monument where it commenced between Ypres & Passchendaele in Flanders Belgium.
This is a true story - the film 'Joyeux Noel' & the song 'Snoopys Christmas' is based on this truce.

12 September 2014 - 11:36am -- Ross Kettle
22 August 2014 - 8:55am -- Ross Kettle
20 August 2014 - 9:16am -- Ross Kettle

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