Eketahuna’s other World War I memorial

Did you know Eketahuna has a second World War I memorial in addition to its prominent war memorial hall?

Unlike the hall, this smaller memorial is symbolic, or artistic, rather than functional. It was erected on ANZAC Day 1921 by the Eketahuna Volunteer Fire Brigade as a “peace memorial” to those members of the brigade who served overseas during World War I. All members of the brigade who served during the war are named on the plaque, with a cross added alongside the name of the single man – Eddy Olsen – who did not return home.

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