So he will be there on the two most significant dates for the New Zealanders on the Western Front. The Battle of Broodseinde at 4 October 1917 what is known as the blackest day for the Germans in WWI. On that they the New Zealanders captured Gravenstafel (part of Passchendaele).
12 October 1917 is known as the first Battle of Passchendaele and was a massacre for New Zealand. They lost 2,700 fine young men in less then 4 hours.
Alderman Franky Bryon will represent the people of Zonnebeke/Passchendaele and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 on the commemorations in North Shore City.
We will remember them.