City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
New Zealand War Memorial
( some inscriptions on the columns of the memorial )
This memorial commemorates the enduring bonds between New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and our shared sacrifice during times of war. It is a symbol both of our common heritage, and of New Zealand’s distinct national identity.
He whakamaharatanga tēnei e whakanui ana i nga hononga kei waenganni i a Aotearoa me Piritana Nui, tapiri atu ki tō rāua tū tahi i ngā wā o te pakanga. He ohu hoki tēnei ki ngā taonga tuku iho ōrite ki ēnei whenua, tae rawa ki te tuakiri ake o Aotearoa.
The Endeavour, commanded by Captain Joseph Cook, departed England on 25 August 1768. The expedition had traveled south to observe the transit of Venus and to sail south to latitude 40 in search of the southern continent and then sailwest to New Zealand. The first sighting of New Zealand was made by Nicholas Young on 6 October 1769.
Haere me te whakaaro ki te pupuri i te rongo toa o tatou tupuna kaua hei tukuna e koutou kia ukuia atu i runga i a tatou i a ratou uri tenei Raymond. Haere “Kia wehi ki te Atua, whakahonoretia
Farewell young men. Go and uphold the name of our warrior ancestors, “Fear God, and honour the King.” Te Koparo Newspaper Sept. 1914
‘Whatever you do remember you have the mana, the honour and the good name of the Maori people in your keeping this night …. Do your duty to the last, and whatever comes never turn your backs on the enemy.’ Chaplain Wainohu’s address before the night attack 6 August 1915
Just before midday on 1 May 1940, the men of the battalion prepared to leave Palmerston North. Dressed in their greatcoats and lemon-squeezer hats, with officers carrying side-arms and the remainder of the battalion carrying rifles, they looked impressive as they marched for the last time before the citizens of Palmerston North.
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Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Peace • War, World I • War, World II.
Location. 51° 30.183′ N, 0° 9.012′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Memorial is at the intersection of Grosvenor Place and Piccadilly, on the right when traveling north on Grosvenor Place. Located in Green Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England W1J 7JZ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Machine Gun Corps Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wellington Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Gates (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bomber Command Memorial (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named The Bomber Command Memorial (about 90 meters away); The Queen’s Meadow (about 90 meters away); Royal Artillery Memorial (about 120 meters away); Royal Aeronautical Society (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . . New Zealand War Memorial, London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.