Pioneer Battalion at Messines

Members of the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion laying a road near Messines, Belgium, shortly after the advance of 7-9 June 1917.

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angela karini

Posted: 25 Sep 2016

My grandfather Toi Karini also received the French Cross with Pua Tamehana that day for helping to assist with setting up the guns for the French Army on the western front. He was a pioneer 20680. General Antonaine of the French army presented the medals on 1 July 2017 at NZ HQ. Please update your website to include his contribution too.