Waihao Forks Hotel memorials

War memorials at Waihao Forks Hotel, near Waimate. The memorial sculpture, unveiled in 2020, depicts La Tour Mollet (Ted) D'Auvergne, a local farmer who left an unopened bottle of beer at the Waihao Forks Hotel intending to finish it on his return from the Second World War. Sadly, he never got to enjoy that homecoming drink. Ted died of wounds on 2 June 1941 while serving with the 27th (Machine Gun) Battalion in Crete, and 'Ted's bottle' has remained at the hotel as a memorial ever since.

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