On Thursday 15 September, New Zealand Commemorated The Centenary Of The First Major Battle In Which Soldiers Of The New Zealand Division Were Engaged On The Western Front During The First World War.


Event Highlights



NB Credit 'Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-K2804'

Credit: J.R. Byrne, New Zealand Artillery in the field, 1914–1918, Whitcombe & Tombs, 1922

With thanks to Sue Baker Wilson, Project Manager, New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Waihi Heritage Vision


On Thursday 15 September, a ceremony was held to mark the centenary of the first major engagement for New Zealand soldiers on the Western Front. The event was held at CWGC Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval - the second largest commonwealth war cemetery on the Somme.