Apiti war memorial

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The Apiti war memorial arch was unveiled outside the Apiti Town Hall on Anzac Day 1934. It incorporates marble plaques listing the names of 14 local men who gave their lives during the war. In 1947, low walls were added on either side of the arch as the town’s Second World War memorial, and four names were added.

The Apiti and Districts First World War roll of honour inside the hall lists the names of 84 men from Apiti, Umutoi and Pohangina who served in the war.

The road through Apiti is also lined with memorial trees.

See: ‘At Central School […] Service at Apiti: Memorial Arch Unveiled’, Manawatu Standard, 26/4/1934, p. 10; Ivan Georg, ‘Apiti! Where’s That?’, 2nd ed., Apiti, 1986, pp. 155-7.

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Harry Osborne

Posted: 06 Dec 2009

The site of the war memorial is at the Apiti Hall. There are 14 who died in WW I and 4 who died in WW II. The Arch was built between the wars with the sides after WW II I think sometime 1948-1952