ANZAC Day – 25 APRIL 2016


Photo Credit Each year on ANZAC Day in Te Awamutu, New Zealand the graves of War Veterans are decorated.

In Remembrance Of those Special Soldiers – Never to be Forgotten.

25 April is ANZAC DAY where we remember all who fell and fought saving our future.

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand and is commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honor members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I.

It now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations for their countries.

I had uncles that never return from the war, in fact, it was the end of the Corbishley line in New Zealand as Charles was the only son, killed in action.

My Father-in-law fought in World War One, he was one of the lucky soldiers to return, there are many stories which we will never forget, that he shared with us.

George Arnold Hagley

George Arnold Hagley, never to be forgotten.


In Memory of George Arnold Hagley

BODY ON EMBARKATION New Zealand Rifle Brigade

EMBARKATION UNIT 3rd Battalion, B Company

EMBARKATION DATE 5 February 1916

PLACE OF EMBARKATION Wellington, New Zealand


They clad us in the colors of the forest and armed us with the weapons made for war.

Then taught to us the ancient trade of killing, and lead us to the sound of battles roar.

So give us comfort as we lay down bleeding, and pray upon our cold and stiffened dead.

But mark our place that we might be accounted, this foreign soil becomes our graven bed.

Now children place upon this stone a garland and learn of us each Anzac Day at dawn.

We are New Zealand’s dead from distant conflict, our sacrifice remembered ever more.


  1. Reblogged this on Ramblings of a Writer and commented:

    Anzac Day now promotes a sense of unity, perhaps more effectively than any other day on the national calendar.
    It’s now 2017, Dad my thought’s are always with you, I miss you so.
    You were one of the lucky one’s to return, but the sight’s you endured as a 22 year old, were never forgotten, as we remember the stories you told

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  2. Such a sweet face of him. They all go so full of hope and achievement. I think the two or more leaders of the war should fight each other one on one and not risk these young lives. Maybe there would be fewer wars if they didn’t think the soldiers were expendable. 😔🥀🌾💐

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  3. So many we still remember who never returned. And those who did carried the scars. It is never the soldiers who cause the wars but they pay the cost. And now it is women and children who are suffering in these dreadful wars all around the globe.

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