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CANTERBURY PROVINCIAL MEMORIAL

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Country:
New Zealand
Locality:
Christchurch City
Identified Casualties:
43
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
172.69079
Latitude:
-43.53252

Location Information

The Canterbury Provincial Memorial is situated in Christchurch (Ruru) Cemetery, which will be found in Ruru Road, Bromley, Christchurch.

The memorial consists of a low block with a tall spire rising from the centre, behind which is a low curved stone seat. It commemorates 33 Commonwealth servicemen of the 1914-1918 War and 10 Commonwealth servicemen from the 1939-1945 War who were either buried in New Zealand or buried at sea and who have no known grave. The names of the servicemen are engraved on the front face of the memorial beneath the following inscription:

1914 - 1918 ON THIS PANEL ARE THE NAMES OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO ENLISTED IN THIS DISTRICT WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY IN AND AROUND NEW ZEALAND OR EN ROUTE TO OVERSEAS SERVICE AND TO WHOM THE FORTUNES OF WAR DENIED A KNOWN AND HONOURED GRAVE. 1939 - 1945