World War I Centenary: 1914-2014


Wakefield War Memorial 1922


World War I or The Great War took place from 1914-1918. Although the battlefields were on the other side of the world, the War had a devastating effect on New Zealand society. Most households had a family member serve or die in the war. Nearly one in five who served did not return.

Do you have any family photographs, letters, diaries or personal stories that relate to World War I ?  This is a place where you can share your memories or materials with others.


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Learn more about the World War One Centenary on the New Zealand WW100 website.

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Share your favourite memories or stories about Anzac Day. Tell us what it means to you.
Private James Henry Harris, son of John Henry and Mary Harris of Dunedin.
Private Alfred Leonard Harris, brother of Henry C. Harris of Paenga, Ariki, Murchison.
Lance Corporal John Edward Jay, son of John and Eliza Jay of Looe, Cornwall. Husband of Mabel Jay of Liskeard,
Private Ernest Gummow, son of Mr R Gummow of Cornwall, England. Worked in Mapua
Private James Augustus Berry, Son of William Augustus and Alice Anne Berry.
Private James McNeece, Son of James and Edith McNeece, of Waikiwi, Invercargill
Sergeant Alfred Ernest Hedges, Son of Sarah and the late George Hedges
Rifleman James Hannigan, Son of James and Catherine Hannigan of Nelson
Captain Ernest Leonard Hammond, Son of Henry and Esther Hammond, Nelson

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