The picture is dated 1937.
during the war his next of kin was his sister E.P. Binns from Feilding. he commenced duty on 09/06/1915 and was finally discharged 27/05/1919.
Do you know what the New Zealanders did during World War I in Flanders? Do you know if those soldiers are still remembered in Flanders? Do you know if the New Zealanders know what happened in Passchendaele? Do you know if the Belgians know what happened with the New Zealanders in Messines, Warneton and Passchendaele?
|3 Kiwi visitors under the Menin Gate|
|with one of the Belgians|
|with the province commander and the famous Flemish actress Maaike Cafmeyer|
|reading the Ode|
|with the buglers|
|with the Messines Soldier|
|the New Zealand Apse for the Missing at Tyne Cot|
|Prime Minister John Key, presiding the investiture|
|H.E. Ambassador Wilson assisted by Capt Fogarty and Andrew Gillespie|
|H.E. Ambassador Wilson doing the investiture in the name of the Queen|
|with my friend Dr Ken Baker, a NZ-er living in Brussels|
|with my wife Rose-Marie and friend Captain Shaun Fogarty DA for Belgium and France||.|
|Inviting the PM for an extended battlefield tour, with H.E. Ambassador Wilson|
|the diplome of the award|
|a gift for the PM with Sandy and Benoit|
|the four Belgians, from right to left; Steven, Benoit and Sandy and me|
|Kia Ora PM John Key|
|the 4 Belgians together waiting for the Prime Minister.|
|investiture by H.E. Paula Wilson, Ambassador for New Zealand|
|with Rose-Marie and Captain RNZN Shaun Fogarty, he's also a MNZM|