95th Commemoration of Passchendaele

Posted on October 12th, 2012

Today at the Auckland War Memorial Museum we remembered those who gave their lives at the Battle of Passchendaele.

Floral wreaths in the Hall of Memories

Wreaths were laid by Hon Nathan Guy MP, Minister of Veteran Affairs; Hon Phil Goff MP; Cr Michael Lee; Michael Crawford, Consul General (Australia); Kevin Lynch, Consul General (United Kingdom); Pierre Delorme, Consul General (Canada); Rodney Walshe, Honorary Consul General (Ireland); Lode Notredame (Belgium); Lt Gen (Retd) Don McIver, CMG,OBE ; Graham Gibson; Peter Mason; Gordon Ragg; Ken Davie; Cdr Geoff Rice; Lt Col Christopher Powell ED; Group Capt. Kevin McEvoy; Col (Retd) Dan Gardiner; Roy Clare CBE; Dr William Randall, Iain MacKenzie.

Winners of the Suburban Newspapers’ Passchendaele Tribute Competition also laid floral tributes.

Ruben Ross, Passchendaele Bristow, Alice Foulds, with Nathan Garry.

The Hon Nathan Guy MP presented The Minister of Veterans’ Affairs Prize for the Competition “Why don’t we Remember The Battle of Passchendaele?” to Nathan Garry, Dunstan High School.

Nathan Garry 2012 winner and the Hon Nathan Guy MP

To read Nathan’s essay please click here.


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