Johnsonville South African War memorial

Johnsonville South African War memorial

Johnsonville South African War memorial in its original location on Johnsonville Road. Since this image was taken in c1985 the memorial has been moved to its current location on Moorefield Road.

Click on images below to see the memorial in 2011:

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One image shows a close-up of the makers' mark on the cast iron lamp standard. E.W. Mills were iron founders with offices in Lambton Quay and a foundry on the waterfront about where Shed 13 now stands. The company merged with Briscoes and became one of Wellington's largest importers and merchants in the early twentieth century.

The memorial is to Leonard Greenwood Retter. Read more about him here.

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Posted: 11 Jul 2011

Hi Mike - to add a memorial to the register please email info@nzhistory.net.nz with any images and information you may have. Thanks, Jamie Mackay

Mike H

Posted: 11 Jul 2011

Hi, I note that the Newlands (Wellington) WW1 memorial is not included. How does a missing memorial get added to the list? regards Mike