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Youth Ambassador

Posted on October 23rd, 2012

Introducing Nathan Garry our latest Passchendaele Youth Ambassador.

The 2012 Ministry of Veteran’s Affairs  Competition  “Why Don’t We Remember The Battle of Passchendaele?” was won by Nathan with his entry “The Boys of Upper Junction”

Nathan is a Year 13 student at the Dunstan High School where his focus is maths and science.  He is interested in sport particularly tennis, squash, karate, scuba-diving, and spends a considerable amount of time tramping with his family in the hills of Central Otago. Next year he hopes to study Engineering at Canterbury University.

“The opportunity to attend the Commemoration on 95th Anniversary of The Battle of Passchendaele was both a honour and a privilege.  I would like to extend my thanks to all members of the Passchendaele Society that made this competition possible. I have gained from this experience in many ways. The encouragement of the competition gave me the motivation to delve into my past, through the research I gained an insight into not only the lives of those directly related tome but a better appreciation of how this tragedy affected communities around the country.”