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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 101 - 120 of 1468 records
PhotoFamily nameFirst namesForceWarsService # 
C38381BennettPhilip Henry GeorgeArmyWorld War I, 1914-191810/274 
C68873BenningtonFrancis TaylorArmyWorld War I, 1914-191812339 
C1079BergFrank LewisArmyWorld War I, 1914-191833679 
C38421BernardVictor RaymondArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181/306, 21/42 
C83203BerryBenjaminArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-194512900, 801668 
C105341BerryWilliam LeonardArmyWorld War I, 1914-191869757 
C1119BettridgeWalterArmyWorld War I, 1914-191868104 
C87568BibbyEdward StuartArmyWorld War I, 1914-191839937 
C105171BielawskiFrancisArmyWorld War I, 1914-191859590 
C105503BighamSelwynArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-194564937, 32314, 502278 
C1145BillesdonJohn WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-191872614 
C38523BillingtonArthur JohnArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-194524/357, 800522 
C87971BirchCharlesArmyWorld War I, 1914-191836944 
C76502BirchCyril WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-191824305 
C35514BirnieGeorgeArmyWorld War I, 1914-191860290 
C1197BisphanWilliam CharlesArmyWorld War I, 1914-191868590 
C100229BlackClarence AlexanderArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-194559865, N/N 
C1210BlackCyril Lloyd PhippsArmyWorld War I, 1914-191845031 
C1232BlackburnJames JosephArmyWorld War I, 1914-191829728 
C38627BlackburneHaroldArmyWorld War I, 1914-191823/73 

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