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Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is closed to the public for four weeks in step with our county’s efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Find out more

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Puaka Whitau
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At this time remembering the end of the 'great war' it is with deep sadness that my wife and I find you in a quaint CWGC graveyard so far from home as a sole New Zealander. Along with fellow servicemen from Canada and the United Kingdom of all services some with honours most without, we want you to know that we have placed a poppy against your Headstone and said a small prayer of thanks for your service and duty to the commonwealth.

As members of the Royal British Legion and an ex serving airman of 22 years we as a family and a nation are grateful.

God bless all those who served in WW1 & WW2