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Shannon War Memorial

Kete Horowhenua2020-03-23T16:51:34+00:00
Unveiled in 1924

Te Mairie Park in Plimmer Terrace is the home of Shannon’s War Memorial.

The memorial was unveiled on Friday 25 April 1924 (Anzac Day) by William Murdoch, Mayor of Shannon.

It was originally intended Gallipoli veteran and former Auckland MP Clutha McKenzie would do the honours but a railway strike meant he was unable to travel from Auckland in time for the ceremony.

There are 19 World War I casualties on the main memorial among the names of men from the area who served, with four more added in 2011 following Adopt an Anzac’s research. The memorial also covers World War II.

A memorial to Boer War casualty Percy Nation, son William Charles Nation who founded the Manawatu Farmer, which later became the Horowhenua Chronicle, is also located in the park.

>>Click here to see the names on this Memorial