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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.

Laying a Field of Remembrance

A Field of Remembrance is laid out in the same way ads the soldiers marched when they were alive, in straight rows. Take a moment to reflect that each of the white crosses represents a life lost. With our Fields toolkit, you'll find useful guides to follow, specifications for white crosses, how to order Poppy and Fern self adhesive stickers, and Resene paint.

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REMEMBRANCE IN STYLE: DAME TRELISE COOPER

Fields of Remembrance Trust in Schools

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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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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.