Portraits of Passchendaele

Posted on September 17th, 2012

Our President Iain MacKenzie and his grandson James MacKenzie were interviewed

Iain MacKenzie and grandson James MacKenzie. Photo: Jason Oxenham, Suburban Newspapers.

in the Auckland Suburban Newspapers in article commemorating the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

The excellent article was written by Karina Abadia, if you missed seeing it then you can see it here.

The article helped to launch Suburban Newspaper’s competition to encourage young people to find out about their ancestors’ involvement in the Battle of Passchendaele.

The contest is open to young people up to the age of 16 and requires them to research their chosen soldier via websites such as the Auckland War Memorial Museum cenotaph database, the War Graves Commission and Archway Archives.

Participants then submit 250 words about the soldier along with a photograph, where possible, for publication online. Entries can be sent to online.admin@snl.co.nz and close on October 2. Please enter Passchendaele Tribute in the subject line.

Five of the entrants will be chosen to lay a wreath at the October 12 commemorative service.




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