Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Stratford's memorial gates to Lieutenant Colonel William George Malone in the Video tab.
Stone war-memorial gates in Stratford commemorate Lieutenant Colonel William George Malone, a local farmer and lawyer who commanded the Wellington Infantry Regiment at Gallipoli, Turkey, in the First World War. Although the Gallipoli campaign was a failure overall, Malone’s troops had some successes. However, Malone was killed by friendly fire shortly after his men seized Chunuk Bair.
Anzac diary: William Malone
The Gallipoli campaign
William George Malone
Stratford’s hall of remembrance
Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/
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