• IMAGE: National Army Museum, NZ
  • IMAGE: National Army Museum, NZ
  • IMAGE: National Army Museum, NZ
  • IMAGE: National Army Museum, NZ
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1914-1918

Honouring New Zealanders who Served in the First World War

Fields of white crosses for remembrance throughout NZ communities

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Fields of Remembrance around NZ

103,000 New Zealanders served overseas from a population of 1.1 million, 59,500 casualties with 18,200 dead and 41,300 wounded.

Local communities of all sizes recognise those who served and lost their lives. Each field has a named cross for every soldier killed up to that point in World War One. Red poppies symbolising hope and regrowth are placed by every cross.

2018 Armistice Centenary Field of Remembrance, Auckland Domain

We commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice and the end of the war, with a field of 18,277 crosses named for each New Zealander who died in World War I. 

CROSS COLLECTION - families may pick up their cross and take it home from Thursday 15 November. This is an informal process, there is no charge. Please note with much regret we are unable to find and despatch crosses out of Auckland.

2018 FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE

Fields of Remembrance Trust in Schools

IMAGE: HON. HEKIA PARATA, NGATI TOA SCHOOL, PORIRUA

The Fields of Remembrance in Schools Project

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.

Preserving the stories

The memories of the boys who went to World War One are fading. They can be as many as four generations away with no direct descendants. When we identify each White Cross in a Field of Remembrance with a name we begin to truly honour their sacrifice. And when we know the stories of their young lives we begin to understand the loss felt by their families and communities. There are many wonderful resources to help tell their stories, and for researching a relative.

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NEWS

18,277 White Crosses

Armistice Memorial 2018 Plan
 
1914 - 1918
Chart of World War 1 deaths by month and year
18,277  LIVES LOST 
 
2018 Commemorative Brothers Field

Brothers Field
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Carded Lapel Pin

Fields of Remembrance lapel pins commemorating the Battle of Chunuk Bair are now available. 650 men died in this offensive for the heights of the Gallipoli Peninsula in August 1915.

$10.00 and all proceeds go to the Fields of Remembrance Trust.

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ABOUT US

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.