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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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Displaying 41 - 60 of 1468 records
PhotoFamily nameFirst namesForceWarsService # 
C86227AshworthWilliam HenryArmyWorld War I, 1914-191839002 
C35707AskewJoseph William MelvilleArmyWorld War I, 1914-191840174 
C75470AtherfoldLeslie JosephArmyWorld War I, 1914-191817169 
C35708AthfieldErnest WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-191869048 
C36202AustinWilliam SemmensArmyWorld War I, 1914-191823/2 
C35525AvannLeonardArmyWorld War I, 1914-191854321 
C105663AverillFrederick Robert CliffordArmyWorld War I, 1914-191850791 
C34373AverillLeslie Cecil LloydArmyWorld War I, 1914-191846219 
C105496AverisAlbert EdwardArmyWorld War I, 1914-191868501 
C105338AveryFrederick SydneyArmyWorld War I, 1914-191869374 
C90240AveryFredrick WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-191845180 
C525AylingArthur BernardArmyWorld War I, 1914-191823/58 
C526AylingFrankArmyWorld War I, 1914-191864982 
C105656AylingStanley VincentArmyWorld War I, 1914-191859184 
C105168AylwardEric EdwardArmyWorld War I, 1914-191869790 
C105497BaileyArchie FredrickArmyWorld War I, 1914-191868656 
C105498BainDonald JohnArmyWorld War I, 1914-191864904 
C61165BainJames HenryArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-19456/3614, 1/810/81 
C595BairdAdamArmyWorld War I, 1914-191842619 
C71274BakerFrankArmyWorld War I, 1914-191814556 

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