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Le Quesnoy

New Zealand soldiers assembled in Le Quesnoy market square after the town\u0027s recapture in World War I,Sanders, Henry Armytage Bradley, 1886-1936, photographer. \u003ca href=\"https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-photography-90582\"\u003e ‘PH-ALB-195-p80-1’\u003c/a\u003e

New Zealand soldiers assembled in Le Quesnoy market square after the town's recapture in World War I,Sanders, Henry Armytage Bradley, 1886-1936, photographer. ‘PH-ALB-195-p80-1’

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The orders: “The New Zealand Rifle Brigade will mop up Le Quesnoy”

ZERO Hour: 05.30

A hot meal was served during the early hours of the 4th.

Attack was launched in the morning. The outer wall was stormed, and while the guns were breaching the inner citadel some of the New Zealand battalions swept around the outskirts of the town and charged the enemy guns. An aeroplane dropped a message summoning them to surrender, and a New Zealand officer entered the breach, and by word of mouth invited the German garrison to come out.

The taking of Le Quesnoy was the last major action of the New Zealand Division.

A week later the Armistice was signed and the war was at an end.

Taken altogether the 4th of November was probably the most successful day for the New Zealand Division during the war.


This list includes those who are buried at Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery and Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension in addition to others identified as being involved in the conflict.

The 194 records that include a reference to "NZEF CASUALTIES - LE QUESNOY", as noted in the Appendix of Dr Christopher Pugsley’s book: Le Quesnoy 1918: New Zealand’s Last Battle, was compiled by Richard Stowers and Herb Farrant, and added to by Christopher Pugsley. Please forward any additional names and details to the author through Oratia Media. The portion of the list covers period 1–7 November 1918 and those who died after from wounds received in this period.

The Le Quesnoy Campaign research was undertaken by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists as part of the development of New Zealand Liberation Museum - Te Arawhata (Le Quesnoy France). This research project was led by CJ Barbour (NZSG), BI Silvester, HH Farrant (NZMHS) with the support of NZSG volunteers (2022). The individuals included in this research data set were verified as serving in Le Quesnoy.

Sources:

The Official History of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade by W.S. Austin, 1924.

"The Capture of Le Quesnoy", New Zealand War Graves Project.

Armistice Day. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. First published: 6 November 2015.

McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers

Pugsley, C. (2018). Le Quesnoy, 1918 : New Zealand's Last Battle. Auckland, New Zealand : Oratia.

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PhotoFamily nameFirst namesForceWarsService # 
C105165AlsopJohn Stanley HarkerArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-194569655, N/N 
C69696AndersonAllen DraperArmyWorld War I, 1914-191823784 
C64056AndersonAndrewArmyWorld War I, 1914-191816/1252 
C262AndersonErnestArmyWorld War I, 1914-191871546 
C105493AndersonHenry MatthewArmyWorld War I, 1914-191870214 
C35524AndersonJames JohnArmyWorld War I, 1914-191852551 
C105166AndersonThomasArmyWorld War I, 1914-191869910 
C37499AngusAlex James CyrilArmyWorld War I, 1914-19184/61 
C105337AnsleyPeter LeonardArmyWorld War I, 1914-191869383 
C112116AntonSidney JamesArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-194572446, 2/18/42 
C35518ApplebyDouglasArmyWorld War I, 1914-191855388 
C105650AppleyardHorace BennettArmyWorld War I, 1914-191850183 
C371AppleyardJohnArmyWorld War I, 1914-191848889 
C105167ArgentGeorge CharlesArmyWorld War I, 1914-191867692 
C105494ArkleGeorge HaroldArmyWorld War I, 1914-191870587 
C105317ArmstrongEdward WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-191857000 
C437ArnottRobert HenryArmyWorld War I, 1914-191853995 
C105495ArthaJohn PhillipArmyWorld War I, 1914-191865927 
C452ArthurLeslie GeorgeArmyWorld War I, 1914-191870080 
C37597AshbyAlbertArmyWorld War I, 1914-191824/676 

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