Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Armistice Day 2015

Thanks to Barbara Mulligan (https://www.facebook.com/karoricemeterywalk/) for her thoughtful tour of the Karori Services Cemetery this morning to mark Armistice Day.

We walked round the graves listening to stories about the men (and some women) buried there, and then gathered at the lychgate for our two minutes' silence. 

The first grave in the Karori services cemetery, 1918...

...soon followed by many others as the influenza epidemic struck. 

Memorial wall to those who died and were buried at sea

The steps commemorate Rifleman Kane "and his comrades" who died at Passchendaele

The inscription over the lychgate: "Peace with honour" 

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