Horowhenua and the Great War 1914-1918
Horowhenua and the Great War 1914-1918 is the culmination of a research project which began in 2006 to identify all the casualties named on Horowhenua War Memorials.
Compiled by Adopt an Anzac member Linda Fletcher it details the lives and deaths of 188 men from the district who died in World War I, telling their stories through letters from the front and obituaries printed in newspapers.
Inspired by an Anzac Day speech in Levin’s centenary year by former mayor, the late Sonny Sciascia, Adopt an Anzac set about to identify all the men named on Horowhenua war memorials - Levin, Foxton, Shannon, Tokomaru, Moutoa and Manakau, as well as honours boards in school and halls all around the district.
Working from on-line databases, and with information from families, they accumulated biographical details and photographs of the men.
252 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm (softcover)