12th October 2014

Posted on October 9th, 2014

11am Sunday 12th October 2014

The Passchendaele Society commemoration of the Battles of Passchendaele is being held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum to remember all those that who lie in Flanders, Belgium.

 Please come along and be seated by 10.40am in the WW1 Hall of Memories at the top of the stairs (lifts are available). Please note that seating is limited due to space constraints. The guest speaker this year will be Brigadier Peter Kelly MNZM, Land Component Commander, NZDF.  Many military, consular and civic dignitaries have been invited and will be laying wreaths. Medals may be worn and the public are invited to lay wreaths and/or poppies after the dignitaries.


The Royal New Zealand Navy Band will be playing from 10.35am and the choir this year is again Auckland Choral. The Veterans’ Affairs ‘Why Don’t We Remember The Battle Of Passchendaele?’ competition winners will also be announced and presented with their prizes. The annual Year 13 competition has grown into a significant event – last year’s winner James Ladanyi has been invited by the Ministry of Veterans Affairs’ to attend the Centenary commemorations next year in Gallipoli as a Youth Ambassador!

The Passchendaele Society is erecting 100 white crosses in the Domain.
In Memory of the 1696 New Zealanders who Died at Passchendaele Flanders, Belgium.
Take the time to walk amongst this reminder of the sacrifices made at those 1917 Battles-
Battle of Broodseinde October 4th 1917
Battle for Bellevue Spur October 12th 1917.
The White Crosses will be in place from Friday afternoon.

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