WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

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Remembrance trees

8 June 2014 - 4:18pm -- Geoffrey Shepherd

Kuranui College, which is situated in Greytown, is planting trees along a 150 metre boundary to commemorate the 100 years since the start of WW1. 

A group of Year 10 students has been researching the names of the soldiers from the area who died in WW1. We hope to be able to invite family members of some of these men to a tree planing ceremony and WW1 themed concert to be held at the college on Friday July 4.

The idea of trees as a memorial was inspired by the 117 lime trees planed around Greytown's Memrial park to honour the 117 men from Greytown who died in WW1.

Indian Army

6 June 2014 - 2:10am -- anoop singh rathore

Risaldar Zalim Singh Ji of village Ganthia Dist Nagaur , Rajasthan (India) 27th light infantry while on attachment to 34th poona horse participated in ww1 and died at palastine for freedom and honour ( Ref. Regimantel History poona Horse Pages 146-147.

Courtesy - Anoop Singh rathore

IGP (Retd.) CRPF

Commemorative gates restoration

27 April 2014 - 10:21pm -- Kay Faulls

Restoring the commemorative gates @  the Marshlands Hall, Marshlands Rd, Chch. My great uncle,W.M.Faulls and 16 other men from the Marshlands area are commemorated on these gates.

Sadly the gates are in a state of disrepair.It would be fantastic to see them restored in time for the 2016 commemeration of the Battle of The Somme. William Faulls was killed in action on 15/9/16 and is buried at the Caterpillar Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. 


14 April 2014 - 1:15pm -- Mike Bassett

I would like to purchase a t-shirt displaying the new WW100 symbol. All proceeds of course supporting the cause

Family Histories

13 April 2014 - 9:45pm -- drWelly

I am compiling a family history and became interested in how many family members served in WW1.  I researched them as much as possible in family records, ancestry.com, and the National Archives etc and found twelve in my and my wife's immediate family.  I have obtained some of their military files from archives, have photos and medal records etc.  They served as sappers, officers, privates, on ships etc.  Only one died in conflict, A great uncle who served in the Australian army, reflecting the strong Anzac connections.  I have compiled their records into a family booklet.  Their stories ar

Oral Interviews

13 April 2014 - 6:22pm -- Anne Fitzgerald

As part of containing the history of our local identities within the Waihemo district would like to organise oral interviews of two WWII servicemen and also other RSA members who have served New Zealand and Britain. 

Would like a questionnaire kit which would cover suitable questions to be asked etc.