Tag Archives: WW100

Commemoration

We are now 101 years on from the first Anzac Day commemorations in 1916. These services were held on the first anniversary of the Gallipoli landings of 1915. Over the decades, Anzac Day has changed. Services have become more secular, … Continue reading

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In Flanders Fields

Tomorrow marks 98 years since the end of World War One. At 11.11am, on November 11, 1918, a ceasefire was called that ended over four years of fighting. I recently visited Ypres (Ieper), in Belgium. Part of the town walls … Continue reading

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1918 – the final push

1918 was the final year of war, but it was also among the most costly. Bruce Hickenbottom was remembered at the Technical College for his portrayal of Father Christmas in a fundraising entertainment. He died on April 23, 1918. Nesslea Jarman … Continue reading

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October, 1917

October 1917 saw some of the fiercest fighting of the war, at the height of the Battle of Passchendaele. New Zealand troops were heavily involved in this battle. Percy Clark was a prominent member of the Students’ Association, rising to … Continue reading

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1917 – the fourth year

1917 was a sombre year for families of New Zealand soldiers, and the Technical College was no exception. George Craw studied in the Engineering department, before working as a cleaner for New Zealand Railways. He died on August 6, 1917, … Continue reading

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1916 – the third year

By 1916, any thoughts of “over by Christmas” were gone. The Technical College lost many Old Boys in the fighting of this year.                           Leonard Barter, Edward Beattie, … Continue reading

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1916: The Year of Stalemate

1916: The year of Stalemate By many measures, 1916 was the worst year of the First World War. More soldiers were killed during 1916 than any other year of the war. Although the year would start with some small hope, by the … Continue reading

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