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Field of Remembrance – Honouring our Fallen

Wednesday 17 October to Thursday 08 November

PRICES

Free

WHEN

Wed 17 October to Thu 08 November

WHERE

Tauranga waterfront

One hundred and nine white crosses are at the heart of commemorating the armistice that ended the First World War in 1918. The crosses will be installed at dawn in the lead-up to Armistice Day and form the Field of Remembrance. 

The months that the First World War lasted have been carefully translated into a period of 28 days to represent the time when the soldiers from Tauranga died. 

Cadets from the Western Bay of Plenty Cadet Unit, along with the assistance of other units in the area will bring the crosses out at dawn between 17 October and 8 November 2018. Everyone is invited to join them and commemorate our fallen. 

The Field of Remembrance will be accompanied by the Homecomings: From Tauranga to the Trenches exhibition.
After all the crosses are installed, they will be re-located to Memorial Park, the location for the city’s official Armistice Day Centenary Service.

Installation of the Field of Remembrance timetable:

Install date

First World War period

Crosses

13 October 2018

July/August 14

-

14 October 2018

September/October 14

-

15 October 2018

November/December 14

-

16 October 2018

January/February 15

-

17 October 2018

March/April 15

3
Baker, Raymond - 12/311
Dodson, Frederick H. - 12/683
Matheson, Ronald T

18 October 2018

May/June 15

4
Commons, Kenneth W. - 12/63
Lovell, Ernest - 207
Sheppard, Edgar F. - 12/1501
Spratley, William N - 5473

19 October 2018

July/August 15

9
Bell, Arthur - 12/1147
Clark, Leslie H. - 12/1590
Crosley, George W. - 13/317
Douglas, George A. - 13/480
Douglas, Thomas L. - 11/37
Haua, Andrew C.
Kent, Alfred - 13/376
Skellern, Sydney E - 12/463
Wahia, Thomas - 16/426

20 October 2018

September/October 15

3
Fairs, Cecil S. - 13/327
Wahia, Moa - 16/482
Watkins, Reginald - 12/3861

21 October 2018

November/December 15

 

22 October 2018

January/February 16

1
Shannon, Leslie R. - 12/1499

23 October 2018

March/April 16

1
Tobin, Michael - 4/1639

24 October 2018

May/June 16

1
Norris, Sydney - 6/3415

25 October 2018

July/August 16

6
Bellars, John V H - 419043
Clarebrough, Charles A. W.
Grant, John - 383
Masefield, William - 12/4054
McCarthney, Sydney - 12/3098
Rewa, George R. - 16/115

26 October 2018

September/October 16

8
Clemson, T - 23345
Francis, William J. - 8/3260
Joss, Charles - 8/3302
Pemberton, Samuel - 12/439
Sharplin, Richard W. - 34441
Simpson, William - 24/1820
Tobin, George - 12/3846
Walker, Cecil - 12/2872

27 October 2018

November/December 16

 

28 October 2018

January/February 17

6
Cairncross, John - 15871
Cullen, Thomas - 11418
Fenton, Alvar - 15082
Pentelow, Frank - 13/2886
Ralph, Frederick H. - 9/1634
Stewart, Leslie P. - 12/3839

29 October 2018

March/April 17

1
Kerr, John - 2818

30 October 2018

May/June 17

5
Harris, Alfred J S - 15368
Keam, Samuel - 29902
McConnell, Robert - 32042
Reeve, William - 21095
Tanner, Samuel

31 October 2018

July/August 17

3
Rakauhemo H. W.  - 16/431
Stephenson, George F. - 12/1511
Wilson, Guy C - 65832

1 November 2018

September/October 17

6
Cunningham, William - 11422
Guinness, Cecil - 11463
Cooper, Ernest - 68022
Jordan, Sydney C - 24/482
McRoberts, Evan - 22550
Wasley, Albert S - 23460

2 November 2018

November/December 17

4
Bannatyne, Charles - 42013
Collett, Clive F. - 76/98
Snodgrass, John - 4/209a
Wepiha, Jack (Webster) - 19604

3 November 2018

January/February 18

3
Davis, George - 24984
Kemp, Kawenata - 20678
Kirk, Harry - 59922

4 November 2018

March/April 18

8
Baikie, Robert - 38484
Bettelheim, George R. - 13/302
Ellison, John - 38368
Fenton, John G - 52400
Hartland, John L - 56592
McLaren, William - 46236
Rowe, Marchk W. - 6/3449
Walker, Eric - 38462

5 November 2018

May/June 18

5
Crisp, Ernest - 12/1184
Lochhead, William - 16103
Phillips, Henry - 56642
Plummer, Edwin - 11531
Woollams, Roy - 29533

6 November 2018

July/August 18

5
Corbett, Eric - 56246
Lochhead, Thomas - 32019
Taylor, Alban - 12/1514
Wall, Robert F W - 52516
Ward, Sidney - 54673

7 November 2018

September/October 18

8
Bullick, T - 13588
Hardy, Hugh - 76745
Lilley, Charles - 38414
Mansel Herbert P - 13/2843
Poad, William L - 33602
Salt, John - 15086
Samuel, Claude - 41998
Stewart, Harry - 62405

8 November 2018

November 18

4
McKinlay, W. - 44861
Ramsay, Arthur A - 89500
Rewa, Waru - 19940
Tapihana, W - 84744

The remaining crosses, representing those that died post war end, will be installed to complete the commemoration at Memorial Park:

9 November 2018

Post war end

14
Beach, Frederick - 90402
Bonner, William - 127
Carnachan, Angus - 16833
(Frew) Francis, James - 12/1627
Gracey, William - 73331
Kenny, Leslie Charles
Koti, Hone - 60543
Kuka, Mangu - 92015
Makaraure TT - 60559
McArthur, Duncan - 89732
Petherbridge, Alexander - 2/1078
Rewi, Para - 19703
Rikihana, R - 19699 (Dickson)
Smith, Te Mete – 20015

9 November 2018

Unknown

1
Moko, Johnnie - 19601


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