Ministry for Primary Industries roll of honour board

Ministry for Primary Industries Roll of Honour board

On 24 April 2015, commemorations were held in a number of Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) offices to mark the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. The ministry saw this as ‘an important opportunity’ for its staff to ‘formally reflect upon the sacrifice of the fallen and others who served, including members of their own organisation and its predecessors’. As a result of a staff-initiated recommendation on how to commemorate the Anzac centenary, MPI unveiled roll of honour boards in four of its main offices around the country. The boards, in Auckland, Wellington (pictured), Christchurch and Dunedin, now form a lasting memorial to the 32 staff from MPI’s predecessor agencies who died while serving in the First and Second World Wars.

In the lead-up to Anzac Day 2016, staff again honoured those who had served by laying wreaths beside the roll of honour boards. Pictured beside the Wellington boards are the wreath layers, Eric Gimpel and Jean-Marie (Jimmy) Derout.

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