Battles

New Zealand troops move down a corduroy road near Gravenstafel, early on the morning of 4 October 1917, at the start of the New Zealand Division's involvement in the Third Ypres offensive.  Image courtesy of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Ref: 1/2-012938-G
New Zealand troops move down a corduroy road near Gravenstafel, early on the morning of 4 October 1917, at the start of the New Zealand Division's involvement in the Third Ypres offensive. Image courtesy of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Ref: 1/2-012938-G

During the First World War major battles resulted in significant losses and peaks in the casualty numbers. The soldiers called these "stunts" or "big pushes".

In August 1915 - 1,331 lives were lost. The Battle of Chunuk Bair was the main reason. 
In September 1916 - 1,916 lives were lost. The Battle of The Somme was the main reason.
In June 1917 - 1,275  lives were lost.  The Battle of Messines was the main reason.
But October 1917 was the darkest of all with two major battles in the Passchendaele Offensive.
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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.