Kapiti Genealogy Remembers WW1

Soldiers Tales and Displays of Key Battles

By Clive Palmer

WW1 damage100 years ago on 4 August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany and NewZealand followed suit the following day.

Soldiers’ Tales From The Trenches is Kapiti Genealogy’s contribution to local commemorative activities in a joint venture with Kapiti Coast District Libraries.

There will be a special display of the major battles at the Library Arts Space, Paraparaumu Public Library from 9 August.

Identifying, researching, hearing the stories

At Paraparaumu Public Library 10am to 4pm, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August.

  • WW1 medalsBring along those medals, photos and other memorabilia to be identified by military historians Howard Chamberlain of Waikanae and Ray Seymour, past Director of the National Army Museum.
  • Research your military ancestors with National Library, Archives NZ, National Army Museum, MOD Library and in the Alison Procter Family Research Centre with on-line and Wi-Fi.
  • Meet Te Papa National Museum staff with their “Berry Boys” identification project of old glass negatives of WW1 soldiers.
  • Watch a DVD presentation of the stories of eight soldiers on the Paraparaumu War Memorial who sacrificed all.

It is free entry and there is plenty of parking. It’s a short walk from Paraparaumu railway station and there are cafés and coffee bars nearby. Café Novella is on the north eastern corner of the library building.

 

See also http://KapitiGen.org <http://kapitigen.org/>