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Updating the Brothers Field

Written by on October 26th, 2018.      0 comments

The Brothers Field is the most moving part of the National Armistice Field.
Brothers Field
Identifying family members from 100 year old records has been a challenge and we always knew we would have missed some brothers.
It has been wonderful to have people come forward and let us know of their family’s losses.

We now have 700 families who lost more than one child in World War I with an additional family loosing three of their sons.

We are working toward adding them to the Brothers field and updating the lists.
As one of the family members said: 
'these deaths could not even be spoken of until the next generation as there was so much pain felt by the siblings.’

A recent book has been published on those families –
Broken Branches, New Zealand families who lost three of more children in the Great War / Josh Scadden / fair Dinkum Publications.







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.