Tomorrow marks exactly one hundred years ago that the events portrayed in our diorama actually took place.
The national ceremony to mark the centenary of the battle for Chunuk Bair will take place at 4pm tomorrow at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.
There will be readings, choral interludes, wreaths will be laid at Tomb of the Unknown Warrior honouring the fallen from New Zealand battalions, and the ceremony will be concluded with a playing of the Last Post.
Order of Service
Whakamaharatanga, the Remembrance Bell, is tolled four times as members of the Official Party pay their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior
COLOURS ARE MARCHED ON
The Honourable Maggie Barry ONZM
Minister for Arts, Culture & Heritage
Rear Admiral David Ledson ONZM (Rtd)
Chair, National War Memorial Advisory Council
The Honourable Chris Finlayson
Chilton St James School Seraphim Choir performs “Ma Te Atua”
CYRIL BASSETT VICTORIA CROSS CITATION
Bill Nathan delivers a reading to mark the participation of Maori troops at Chunuk Bair, in battle for the first time under the New Zealand flag
Seraphim Choir performs “Po Atarau”
Aziz Sevi, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Turkey.
CALL TO WORSHIP
LAYING OF WREATHS
"We will remember them" is played by Piper Flight Sergeant Murray Mansfield RNZAF
FIRING OF VOLLEYS
ONE MINUTE’S SILENCE
THE LAST POST
The RNZAF Band plays “Nightfall in Camp”, including “The Last Post”.
All uniformed personnel salute
The flags of New Zealand and the Republic of Turkey are lowered
COLOURS ARE MARCHED OFF
The Principal Defence Chaplain concludes the ceremony