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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 # 
C638BaldwinRoland Leonard WalterArmyWorld War I, 1914-191868657 
C105499BallClaude JohnArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-194569745, 466136 
C35533BanksArthurArmyWorld War I, 1914-191868638 
C679BanksHenry DunbarArmyWorld War I, 1914-191833098 
C105500BarberJohn HarrisonArmyWorld War I, 1914-191869674 
C695BarberWilliam JohnArmyWorld War I, 1914-191868588 
C35709BarkerGeorge WalterArmyWorld War I, 1914-191869896 
C719BarlowAlfredArmyWorld War I, 1914-191812/2207 
C105339BarlowHerbert EdwinArmyWorld War I, 1914-191869458 
C38011BarrellFrank HoraceArmyWorld War I, 1914-19182/21 
C772BarriballArchie Edgar ClaudeArmyWorld War I, 1914-191851299 
C35710BarronCharlesArmyWorld War I, 1914-191870012 
C105169BarronHarold EdwardArmyWorld War I, 1914-191870755 
C36009BarrowcloughHarold EricArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-194524/16, 31490 
C81516BartleJohn RalphArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-194530742, 812829, 1/20/299 
C104698BartlettFrank WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-191865863 
C105095BaskettGilbert WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-191869164 
C105501BassettErnestArmyWorld War I, 1914-191870081 
C104530BatchelarWilliam JamesArmyWorld War I, 1914-191865930 
C105481BateLaurence FrankArmyWorld War I, 1914-191855578 

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