About 45 people gathered in Ka¯ whia on November 3 to commemorate signing of the Armistice of World War I and the life and work of Sister Mary Reidy.
The double ceremony was organised by local Theresa Armstrong on behalf of the Te Awamutu Returned Services Association and the Ka¯whia community.
Presided over by RSA president Lou Brown, he was joined by guest speakers Ka¯whia doctor John Burton and New Zealand Army reserve soldier Steve Gane. O¯ torohanga mayor Max Baxter unveiled the plaque dedicated to the legendary WWI nurse.
“Everyone was really excited because they knew of the lady — but didn’t know about her,” said Theresa.
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New Zealand Army reserve soldier Steve Gane’s research of Sister Reidy shows her to have been a wonderful lady and an inspiration to all.
Local doctor John Burton told stories of the World War I nurse at the sister Mary Reidy Commemoration on November 3 in Ka¯ whia.