Ōpunake First World War memorial

Ōpunake First World War memorial

Governor General Lord Jellicoe laid the foundation stone of the Egmont County First World War memorial in Ōpunake on  27 October 1921. The completed obelisk was dedicated 'In memory of our boys who fell in the Great War, 1914-1918'. It listed a total of 92 names. On Anzac Day 1950 the names of the two men from Opunake Borough who had been killed during the Second World War were added to the memorial.

See: 'Vice-Regal Party: Welcomed at Opunake', Opunake Times, 28/10/1921, p. 2;   'War Memorial Plans: Roll of Honour', Opunake Times, 3/12/1948, p. 2; 'Dead of Two World Wars Remembered', Taranaki Daily News, 26/4/1950, p. 6.   

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