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The Rimutaka Crossing 1915-1918 Memorial Re-enactment March

The Rimutaka Crossing 1915-1918 Memorial Re-enactment March

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  • Sun 27 Sep ’15, 3:00am – 12:05pm


Featherston Anzac Hall, 62 Bell St, Featherston


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission



The Rimutaka Crossing 1915-1918 Memorial Re-enactment Group is united in their desire to recognise Wairarapa as having a pivotal role in WW1 by re-enacting the march over the Rimutaka Hill as completed by 60,000 soldiers and to highlight their sacrifice and educate successive generations of the commitment these soldiers made on our behalf.

The event is scheduled for September 27th 2015 and as numbers for the march are limited you will need to register your interest early. All participants will need to be physically capable of the 21 kilometre march over the Rimutaka Hill Road and keep in mind that the marchers will depart Featherston Camp at 3.00AM. Confirmation will be needed by 31st July 2015.

Other options for involvement with the commemoration are:
- Joining the march from Featherston Camp to the Featherston Cenotaph where there will be a dedication (approximately 3 kilometres, departing 3.00 AM)
- Joining the march through the Upper Hutt Central Business District (departing 11.15 AM)
- March on to Davis Field at Trentham camp
- Contribute in kind with services or goods to support the march
- Contribution by financial donation towards the cost of the event

Did my Grandad do the walk?
If your ancestor was in the infantry and joined up between September 1915 and May 1918 it is likely he will have done ‘The Crossing’. The first group to march was the 7th Reinforcement and the last was the 38th Reinforcement. If your grandad was part of any reinforcement group between these numbers it is likely he marched.

Contact details for The Rimutaka Crossing 1915-1918 Memorial Re-enactment Group.
Email address – thecrossing19151918@gmail.com
Postal address – P.O.Box 357 Masterton
Project Manager – Tweet Bird - 0274439044
Secretary – Willie Simonsen - 027615452
Treasurer – Karen Barbour - 0274282851

Donations towards the running of this event can be made directly to:
ANZ Masterton 06-0541-00398840-00

Thank you for your support.

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