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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

The field of 18,277 white crosses named for each New Zealander who died in World War I has been dis-established.

This Remembrance event has struck a chord with so many people and we would like to thank all those who have visited and honoured the soldiers.
Crosses are no longer accessible they will be distributed to community groups and schools to continue a cycle of remembrance.

view lists of the names


The Fields of Remembrance in Schools Project

Since 2015 schools have used white crosses to investigate and remember New Zealand's involvement in World War I.
Their respect is reflected in their research and scholarship.
Crosses from the Armistice Field are being gifted to schools to refresh their stock.
For more information on school events and projects.

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.




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

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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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.