Saturday, 27 December 2014

Hokianga Arch of Remembrance

Yesterday I visited the Hokianga Arch of Remembrance in the small town of Kohukohu on the northern edge of the Hokianga Harbour in Northland. More than 100 names are engraved on the archway including the name of my Great Uncle George E Keymer who was killed in the battle of Passchendaele on 12 October, 1917.

Uncle George never lived in the Hokianga vacinity as far as we know, but he is remembered there are his family moved to Waimamaku just after he left for the war.

It was a special moment to be in a place where so many brave young soldiers are forever remembered.

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