Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Featherston Memorial

Featherston Memorial was unveiled on the 25th April 1927 by the Hon. Sir James Allen G.C.M.G, K.C.B. who had been Minister of Defence during WW1.

The memorial was made possible with funds raised by the Wairarapa Anzac Club. The Wairarapa Anzac Club was set up by the residents of Featherston as a place where soldiers could go to be entertained away from the Featherston army camp, the largest in New Zealand during WW1.

The club's building was unveiled in 1916 by Sir James Allen and today is a historically protected building.

Those who lost their lives in WW2 are also recorded on the memorial.

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