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New Zealand Expeditionary Force

New Zealand Memorial, Longueval.
A memorial to the New Zealand Division which arrived in France in May, 1916, and deployed to the Somme sector. On September 14, 1916, launching an attack from Longueval, the New Zealand Division captured the village of Flers.
Text:
In honour of the men of the New Zealand Division; First Battle of the Somme, 1916
Within a wreath: "New Zealand"
From the uttermost ends of the earth.
La Division de Nouvelle Zelande apres avoir atteint comme premier objectif cette position a lancé de ce point son attaque couronnée de succes sur Flers 15 Septembre 1916
En l'honneur des hommes de la Division de Nouvelle Zelande; Premiere Bataille de la Somme, 1916
Des confins les plus recules de la terre.
The New Zealand Division : Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago
The New Zealand Division after gaining this position as their first objective launched from it the successful attack on Flers, 15th September 1916

New Zealand Memorial, Longueval.
A memorial to the New Zealand Division which arrived in France in May, 1916, and deployed to the Somme sector. On September 14, 1916, launching an attack from Longueval, the New Zealand Division captured the village of Flers. © 2013, John M. Shea

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In honour of the men of the New Zealand Division; First Battle of the Somme, 1916



Within a wreath: "New Zealand"

From the uttermost ends of the earth.



La Division de Nouvelle Zelande apres avoir atteint comme premier objectif cette position a lancé de ce point son attaque couronnée de succes sur Flers 15 Septembre 1916



En l'honneur des hommes de la Division de Nouvelle Zelande; Premiere Bataille de la Somme, 1916



Des confins les plus recules de la terre.



The New Zealand Division : Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago



The New Zealand Division after gaining this position as their first objective launched from it the successful attack on Flers, 15th September 1916

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New Zealand Expeditionary Force

The New Zealand Army served in Egypt and Gallipoli before deploying to France in May 1916.

After training and action around Armentières, the New Zealand Division moved to the Somme sector. On September 14, 1916, the New Zealand Division captured the village of Flers.