This National Field of named White Crosses commemorate the individuals who fought and gave their lives in World War One. We honour the service and sacrifice given 100 years ago.
I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.
King George V, Flanders, 1922
|Take a virtual tour of the Field HERE - thanks to Eden Park Trust
|The Field was dis-established on the morning of Thursday 21 November
The crosses have all been lifted from the Field many were claimed by relatives, schools and community groups have also selected crosses that are important to them - names listed on their memorial rolls of honour.
There were 18,277 white crosses each bearing the name of a New Zealander who lost their life in World War I.
This field commemorated families who lost more than one child. The Field was divided into families who lost two members; three members and four members. Take a virtual tour of this field HERE thanks to Eden Park Trust.
You can download a list of the names of Two Brothers in this section HERE
Thank you to all who helped us to identify more families these lists have been revised.
And for families who lost Three and Four children HERE
Thank you to Josh Scadden with help in identifying these families - for information on Josh's book Broken Branches