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Canterbury Provincial Memorial

  • Country New Zealand
  • Total identified casualties 43 Find these casualties
  • Region Christchurch City
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: -43.53252, Longitude: 172.6908

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.

History information

The memorial commemorates 33 New Zealand servicemen of the 1914-1918 War and 10 New Zealand airmen from the 1939-1945 War, who enlisted in the Provincial District of Canterbury and 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