Wills praises Kiwi brav­ery

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY STEPHEN WHITE

PRINCE Wil­liam yes­ter­day praised New Zealand sol­diers who fought and died at Pass­chen­daele.

Oc­to­ber 12, 1917, was the dark­est day of the First World War for the Kiwi di­vi­sion, which lost 840 men try­ing to take an area called Belle­vue Spur.

Wil­liam said: “All told, the Bat­tle of Pass­chen­daele would claim close to two thou­sand [Kiwi] lives, a dev­as­tat­ing toll for a coun­try with a pop­u­la­tion of just over a mil­lion.”

The prince was speak­ing at a cen­te­nary ser­vice at Tyne Cot ceme­tery near Ypres in Bel­gium

SOLEMN Prince Wil­liam

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