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Mates on the Field - Wednesday 4 October

Eden Park

This unique tribute to New Zealand’s WWI heroes will see a giant poppy represented on Eden Park’s playing field, where personalised white crosses will honour the 492 New Zealanders who lost their lives during The Battle of Broodseinde in Belgium on 4 October 1917 including Dave Gallaher who captained The Originals in 1905.

Gallaher, a sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, was killed when he led his men in an attack on ‘s Graventafel spur. Dave Gallaher’s cross will join 12 other white crosses to honour the 13 All Blacks who lost their lives during WWI.

Free tours of Eden Park, incorporating the on-field commemoration, will take place every hour on the hour from 9am to 6pm.

Visitors are welcome to stay for the sunset ceremony from 6.30pm which will conclude with a recital of The Ode to the Fallen and the playing of The Last Post.

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