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New Zealand flag from Quinn's Post


This New Zealand national Blue Ensign flag was flown at Quinn's Post, Gallipoli, in 1915. The flag was brought back to New Zealand by Private John Taylor, Canterbury Battalion.

detail of flag showing names

In the top left corner the flag has been signed by members of the Canterbury Battalion. The names include: J. Taylor; R.A. Humm CQMS; T. Gardiner; D. Dobson; C. Jenkinson; W.E. Cookson; and J. Seary. The signatures are very faded, but Cookson's appears to to be annotated 'killed in action' (Corporal Walter Evan Cookson was killed in France on 19 July 1916).

  • Find out more about the people listed on this flag on the Auckland Museum's Cenotaph database

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New Zealand flag from Quinn's Post, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated