condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Unknown Warrior

A guard of honour at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior during the 2017 Passchendaele centenary commemorations.  Credit: Photograph courtesy of  the New Zealand Defence Force.

A guard of honour at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior during the 2017 Passchendaele centenary commemorations. Credit: Photograph courtesy of the New Zealand Defence Force.

This page is to commemorate those New Zealanders who did not make the journey home after serving their country overseas. It also serves as a focus of remembrance for the sacrifice made by all New Zealand servicemen and women in times of war. 

It was created in collaboration with the Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage and represents a digital manifestation of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior that stands at Pukeahu, the National War Memorial in Wellington.

Please feel free to lay a poppy or leave a message of rememberance. You can also add notes into individual records of those personnel who served Aotearoa New Zealand in time of conflict by searching Online Cenotaph.


 

Te mamae nei a te pōuri nui
Tēnei ra e te tau
Aue hoki mai ra ki te kainga tūturu
E tatari atu nei ki a kou tou
Ngā tau roa
I ngaro atu ai te aroha
E ngau kino nei I ahau aue taukuri e

The great pain we feel
Is for you who were our future
Come back return home,
We have waited for you
Through the long years
You were away. Sorrow
Aches within me.

 


Leave a note

Contribute ›