Petone war memorial

Petone war memorial.

Petone memorial detail

Petone memorial detail

Petone memorial detail

Petone memorial detail

Petone memorial detail

Petone memorial detail

Glennis Austin, 2005

Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead
Sports ground Soldier at ease   25-Apr-1922  

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3 comments have been posted about Petone war memorial

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Ian Fyfe

Posted: 27 Jul 2017

Firstly, why is the western side of the memorial not photographed.

Secondly, I am curious to know why the WW1 names on the western side are not in alphabetical order. Were they added later?

I am curious as to how the name of Private L.V. Kirby appears. Although he was born in Petone, his family moved to Britain when he was a child and he fought with a British regiment, possibly the Royal Lancaster Regiment.

He was my mother's cousin, and I still have contact with his niece in Hampshire. Possibly it was David McKenzie, who was mayor of Petone between 1927 and 1934 who arranged for the name to be there. He was an uncle of Leonard Kirby.

Alan Heppleston

Posted: 05 Jun 2015

My great uncle Philip Richard Bond is named on this memorial. He was killed in Gallipoli on 5 June 1915, one hundred years ago today. Philip is buried in Shrapnel Valley, a very peaceful and beautifully kept site.

Jim Crook

Posted: 02 Jan 2014

My Grandfather H Hodgkinson has his name on this memorial, he was killed in France on the 26/10/1918 and he is buried in the Cross Roads cemetery there, he really is Walter Herbert Henry Hodgkinson, he married Agatha Clare Sarah lee and they lived at 2 Oriental St Petone.