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Featuring thoughts and ideas from the Waitaki Museum.
William Duncan Neill received a letter in 1917. At that time he was serving as a Sergeant in the New Zealand Army.
Mabel Munro was living in Kurow in 1916. David Neave was working as a bank clerk in Wellington. They were engaged but hadn’t told their families yet.
Edward John Weller was working in Oamaru as a coach builder in 1914. He was quick to enlist, only 8 days after war was declared. He was 20 years old.
Lieutenant-Colonel J. Hargest unveiled Oamaru's World War I memorial on Anzac Day in 1926.