11 April 2021, 00:54:25 *

Login with username, password and session length
Welcome to War and Tactics!    War and Tactics Forum is currently undergoing some modifications that might disable features you are used to. This is unabvoidable as we have to update the forum engine to a new structure that is incompatible with many of the features we had used so far. The good news: WaT will be more secure and stable, and most of the features we uninstalled will be a natural part of the new structure anyway. For the rest we will be looking for solutions. (APR 23, 2018)
   
  Home   Forum   Help ! Forum Rules ! Search Calendar Donations Login Register Chat  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Share this topic on Del.icio.usShare this topic on DiggShare this topic on FacebookShare this topic on GoogleShare this topic on MySpaceShare this topic on RedditShare this topic on StumbleUponShare this topic on TechnoratiShare this topic on TwitterShare this topic on Yahoo
Author Topic: NZ soldier laid to rest in Belgium  (Read 37250 times)
MontyB
WaT Supporter

*

Offline Offline

New Zealand

Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1005




View Profile
« on: 4 February 2012, 01:25:56 »
ReplyReply



NZ soldier laid to rest in Belgium
11:42 Sat Feb 4 2012
by AAP

The remains of a New Zealand soldier killed in World War I found in a field last year have been laid to rest with other war dead at a ceremony in Belgium.

The remains were discovered in a field last July alongside a New Zealand Rifle Brigade hat badge and other items. They have been accepted as the remains of a unknown New Zealand soldier.

"After lying in a foreign field for 95 years he is now with his mates buried with the honour and dignity befitting a soldier that fought for our country," said Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman, who attended the ceremony at Messines Ridge British Cemetery near Ieper, in Belgium.

Messines was the scene of very intense fighting by New Zealand Division, including the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, in June 1917.

About 700 New Zealand soldiers were killed in action in one day alone.

The Messines Ridge New Zealand Memorial at the cemetery commemorates more than 800 soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who died in or near Messines in 1917 and 1918 and who have no known grave.

The majority of these soldiers are listed as New Zealand Rifle Brigade personnel.

The service was also attended by Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Rhys Jones, Defence Secretary John McKinnon, Mesen Mayor Sandy Evrard, and representatives from Belgian military, Flemish Foreign Affairs, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Royal British Legion


Read...
Logged

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Koen
Poster

****

Offline Offline

Belgium

Location: Belgium
Posts: 4215




View Profile
« Reply #1 on: 4 February 2012, 08:25:46 »
ReplyReply



NZ soldier laid to rest in Belgium
11:42 Sat Feb 4 2012
by AAP

The remains of a New Zealand soldier killed in World War I found in a field last year have been laid to rest with other war dead at a ceremony in Belgium.

The remains were discovered in a field last July alongside a New Zealand Rifle Brigade hat badge and other items. They have been accepted as the remains of a unknown New Zealand soldier.

"After lying in a foreign field for 95 years he is now with his mates buried with the honour and dignity befitting a soldier that fought for our country," said Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman, who attended the ceremony at Messines Ridge British Cemetery near Ieper, in Belgium.

Messines was the scene of very intense fighting by New Zealand Division, including the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, in June 1917.

About 700 New Zealand soldiers were killed in action in one day alone.

The Messines Ridge New Zealand Memorial at the cemetery commemorates more than 800 soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who died in or near Messines in 1917 and 1918 and who have no known grave.

The majority of these soldiers are listed as New Zealand Rifle Brigade personnel.

The service was also attended by Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Rhys Jones, Defence Secretary John McKinnon, Mesen Mayor Sandy Evrard, and representatives from Belgian military, Flemish Foreign Affairs, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Royal British Legion


Read...


the soldiers/fallen of WWI are indeed treated well in Flanders, there is alot of respect from people towards the graves and cemeteries
RIP soldier  salute4
Logged
MontyB
WaT Supporter

*

Offline Offline

New Zealand

Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1005




View Profile
« Reply #2 on: 4 February 2012, 09:50:19 »
ReplyReply

I am not sure if the video will work but here is the news report.

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/kiwi-killed-in-wwi-laid-rest-after-95-years-4711282/video?vid=4711667
Logged

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Koen
Poster

****

Offline Offline

Belgium

Location: Belgium
Posts: 4215




View Profile
« Reply #3 on: 4 February 2012, 19:27:17 »
ReplyReply


(as I said before)... since you are interested in WWI you SHOULD/MUST visit Ypres, the cemeteries and the Menin Gate/Last Post at least once in your life

I'll gladly help you out and guide you around  standsalute


* DSC_0833bewerktframed.JPG (553.56 KB, 750x506 - viewed 439 times.)
« Last Edit: 4 February 2012, 19:41:09 by Koen » Logged
MontyB
WaT Supporter

*

Offline Offline

New Zealand

Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1005




View Profile
« Reply #4 on: 4 February 2012, 22:10:10 »
ReplyReply


(as I said before)... since you are interested in WWI you SHOULD/MUST visit Ypres, the cemeteries and the Menin Gate/Last Post at least once in your life

I'll gladly help you out and guide you around  standsalute



It is on the schedule I have focused on WW2 memorials since my immediate family fought in that but both my Grandfathers served in WW1 both at Gallipoli and on the Western Front as Rifleman and neither received a scratch in combat but one came down with an illness that hospitalised him for 6 months (I have a very lucky family in terms of warfare).

I am booked for the 100th Gallipoli commemorations in 2015 and after that we will look at a couple of months in Europe.
 
Logged

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Koen
Poster

****

Offline Offline

Belgium

Location: Belgium
Posts: 4215




View Profile
« Reply #5 on: 4 February 2012, 22:41:48 »
ReplyReply


(as I said before)... since you are interested in WWI you SHOULD/MUST visit Ypres, the cemeteries and the Menin Gate/Last Post at least once in your life

I'll gladly help you out and guide you around  standsalute



It is on the schedule I have focused on WW2 memorials since my immediate family fought in that but both my Grandfathers served in WW1 both at Gallipoli and on the Western Front as Rifleman and neither received a scratch in combat but one came down with an illness that hospitalised him for 6 months (I have a very lucky family in terms of warfare).

I am booked for the 100th Gallipoli commemorations in 2015 and after that we will look at a couple of months in Europe.
 

there are celebrations planned from 2014 till 2018 in Flanders
Logged
MontyB
WaT Supporter

*

Offline Offline

New Zealand

Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1005




View Profile
« Reply #6 on: 5 February 2012, 00:01:46 »
ReplyReply

Well I should make it before 2018 but we are focused on the Gallipoli trip as that has the most meaning to New Zealanders and it is currently running at $48,000 for the two of us, after that I imagine Europe will be back on the radar.
Logged

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Koen
Poster

****

Offline Offline

Belgium

Location: Belgium
Posts: 4215




View Profile
« Reply #7 on: 5 February 2012, 10:49:53 »
ReplyReply

Well I should make it before 2018 but we are focused on the Gallipoli trip as that has the most meaning to New Zealanders and it is currently running at $48,000 for the two of us, after that I imagine Europe will be back on the radar.


good, with some assistance the Flanders holidays should be much more 'economical'  hihi
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Unique Hits: 34012314 | Sitemap
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.16 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!


Google visited last this page 12 October 2020, 21:12:22