Por­traits of Pass­chen­daele

Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE -

Subur­ban News­pa­pers, pub­lisher of the Auck­land City Har­bour News, is run­ning a com­pe­ti­tion to en­cour­age young peo­ple to find out about their an­ces­tors’ in­volve­ment in the Bat­tle of Pass­chen­daele.

The con­test is open to young peo­ple up to the age of 16 and re­quires them to re­search their cho­sen sol­dier via web­sites such as the Auck­land War Memo­rial Mu­seum ceno­taph data­base, the War Graves Com­mis­sion and Arch­way Archives.

Par­tic­i­pants then sub­mit 250 words about the sol­dier along with a pho­to­graph, where pos­si­ble, for pub­li­ca­tion on­line. En­tries can be sent to on­line.ad­min@snl.co.nz and close on Oc­to­ber 2. Please en­ter Pass­chen­daele Trib­ute in the sub­ject line.

Five of the en­trants will be cho­sen to lay a wreath at the Oc­to­ber 12 com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vice.

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