Paeroa War Memorial. Paeroa. New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 37° 22.815 E 175° 40.518
60H E 382720 N 5862120
Quick Description: The War Memorial at Paeroa stands on top of Primrose Hill, overlooking the town and beyond to the Hauraki Plains.
Location: New Zealand
Date Posted: 5/19/2008 9:40:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM3V8J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 12

Long Description:
The Remembrance Monument, a white cenotaph with a wreath decoration and plaques to remember the soldiers lost in the wars.

A Returned Services Association Plaque lists the following Wars:
World War II 1939 - 1945
J Force 1946 - 1949
Korea 1950 - 1953
Malaya Malaysia Borneo 1955 - 1956
Vietnam 1964 - 1972
Gulf Conflict 1990 - 1991
Angola !992 - 1993
Bosnia 1992 -

There is another smaller monument, originally a fountain, close by in memory of New Zealand's first soldier killed in action, in the Boer War.

Every year on Anzac Day, 25th April, ANZAC Remembrance services are held at the cenotaph on Primrose Hill where wreaths and poppies are laid.

"They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War II 1939 - 1945 J Force 1946 - 1949 Korea 1950 - 1953 Malaya Malaysia Borneo 1955 - 1956 Vietnam 1964 - 1972 Gulf Conflict 1990 - 1991 Angola !992 - 1993 Bosnia 1992 -


In Honor Of: The Anzacs,......Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

Who Put it Here?: District of Paeroa.

Description of Memorial:
A white cenotaph stands on the highest point above the town, Primrose Hill.


Marker Text: Not listed

Date of dedication: Not listed

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