HONOURING NEW ZEALANDERS WHO SERVED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
103,000 New Zealanders served overseas from a population of 1.1 million, 59,500 casualties with 18,200 dead and 41,300 wounded.
ABOUT THE FIELDS OF REMEMBRANCE TRUST
The Fields of Remembrance Trust was established in 2012 to honour those who served and died for our nation during World War One.
The Trust is made up of the Passchendaele Society, the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association New Zealand (RNZRSA) representIng all local RSAs, and the Auckland RSA. It is a registered charity.
One hundred years ago in 1914 - 1918, more than 18,000 New Zealanders were killed. This from a population of barely one million.
Communities throughout New Zealand are creating Fields of Remembrance with personalised white crosses to commemorate their service and sacrifice.
On Armistice Day 11 November 2018 there will be a National Commemoration ceremony comprising a Field of Remembrance of 18,200 White Crosses one for each New Zealander who died.
WORKING TO HELP NZ COMMUNITIES COMMEMORATE OUR SERVICEMEN
REGIONAL FIELDS OF REMEMBRANCE
Fields of Remembrance in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin are created for ANZAC Day. Each field has a named cross for every soldier killed up to that point in World War One. Clickhere for a video showing the 2016 Auckland Field.
FIELDS OF REMEMBRANCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Kits produced by the Trust, supported by the Ministry of Education and generous sponsors were supplied to 2,550 primary and secondary schools and 4,600 pre-school centres. Students were encouraged to investigate and remember New Zealand's involvement in World War One.
Fields of Remembrance will be established in the nine Military Bases/Camps throughout New Zealand on Anzac Day. Each Field will consist of 100 white crosses, bearing the names of New Zealanders from across the country who served in New Zealand Expeditionary Force and the Royal Navy and Air force.
Throughout the year, Fields of Remembrance organise a number of local and regional projects. Visit our projects section to find out about our new and ongoing projects as well as how you can get involved.
To commemorate Anzac Day this year the ANZ Bank had available a Fields of Remembrance lapel pin commemorating the Battle of Chunuk Bair. 650 men died in this offensive for the heights of the Gallipoli Peninsula in August 1915. The pins cost $10.00 and all proceeds go to the Fields of Remembrance Trust. The pins are now availableHERE
Thank you for your support!
Lapel pins are now available.
Every dollar donated will be used exclusively to ensure that we meet the objective of the Trust.