Normanby First World War memorial

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The Normanby First World War memorial arch, which stands in front of the Normanby School, was completed in January 1922 (the exact date of dedication is uncertain, possibly Anzac Day the same year). The arch, designed by architects Duffill and Gibson, was constructed from boulders and cement trimmed with Oamaru stone.

Marble tablets set into the pillars listed the names of 33 local men who had given their lives during the war.

After the Second World War another tablet inscribed with three names was added at the apex of the arch.

See: ‘Normanby’, Hawera & Normanby Star, 7/6/1921, p. 7; ‘Normanby’, Hawera & Normanby Star, 13/1/1922, p. 5.

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