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NZ War Memorial Museum Project In Le Quesnoy

NZ War Memorial Museum Project In Le Quesnoy

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  • Fri 14 Jul ’17, 4:00pm – 6:30pm


St Andrews Anglican Church, 85 Hamilton Road, Cambridge Show map


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

The New Zealand War Memorial Museum Trust is hosting an event to raise the awareness of their memorial museum project in Le Quesnoy, France. The event will mark the launch of the awareness and fundraising campaign for the project and an opportunity to support a project of national importance.

The Museum project will commemorate the memory of New Zealanders serving in Europe in both World Wars. Le Quesnoy is significant because the fortified town was liberated by the New Zealand 1st and 3rd Infantry Brigades on 4 November 1918. 135 New Zealanders were killed as a result of this battle within seven days of the Armistice. Some of these men had also endured Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele.

Le Quesnoy's sister city in New Zealand is Cambridge, and the event will be held in Cambridge's St Andrews Anglican Church. The church is one of the most well-known churches in New Zealand and has a very significant connection with Le Quesnoy as it has a stained glass window that was installed in 1923 which depicts the New Zealand soldiers scaling the walls of Le Quesnoy to liberate the town.

The event will be followed by light refreshments in the St Andrews Anglican Church Hall. Please RSVP to Noelene Barr, Waipa District Council.

Phone - 07 823 3800
Email - Noelene.Barr-Allwood@waipadc.govt.nz by Wednesday, 12 July 2017.

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