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Posted on July 24th, 2012

29 September to 14 October Auckland Heritage Festival

The Auckland Heritage Festival 2012 is being held from September 29th until October 14th. One of the aims of this festival is to promote learning and understanding of our heritage. The Passchendaele Society feels this is a wonderful opportunity to inform and upskill the local community on ways to research their ancestors that fought and died during WW1 and in particular to encourage a greater understanding of the events that took place during 1917 at and around Passchendaele, Belgium.

LtCol Chris Powell and the former CO 3ANR Graeme Wilson are formulating a plan for people on “How to research your relatives’ Military History”. This is a work in progress but is hoped that a presentation in the form of a workshop or lecture on how to research with an information pack.  Watch this space!

12 October (Friday) 11am Commemoration

This year marks the 95th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Be sure to note in your diaries now the commemoration ceremony at 11am on Friday  12th October 2012 at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the First World War Hall of Memories.

Comments

  1. LIZ TEAHUAHU says:

    I WILL BE GOING TO PASSCHENDAELE MIDDLE OF JULY NEXT YEAR I HOPE TO VISIT MY GRANDFATHERS GRAVE THERE BUT DONT KNOW HOW TO FIND IT HE WAS BUIRED THERE IN ABOUT JULY 1917 HAVE HIS WAR DIARY CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THIS INFORMATION AS TO LOCATING HIS GRAVE THERE MANY THANKS
    LIZ

    • admin says:

      On the Learning Resources page you will links that will help. The Commonwealth War Graves website can be searched to find the grave or the memorial for your grandfather. Good luck.

  2. mark bovaird says:

    if you go to the museum at Ieper (yeper) they have a data base of all soliders who died in the war.

  3. Sandi says:

    There is a Smartphone App for Apple & Android devices called Flanders Fields Memorials with a database of over 300 items, including memorials, cemeteries, museums and trench sites. And much more, even hotels and B&Bs.

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