Posts Tagged ‘War Veteran’

18 ANZAC graves in the Cook Islands restored

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

The graves of 18 Cook Islands World War I ANZACs have been restored and protected from the encroaching sea in Rarotonga. A group of volunteers, including the descendants of the veterans, have spruced up their grave sites by concreting and painting them. They also repaired the headstones, as part of the Nikao Cemetery Restoration Project. Read more

Students at St Joseph’s in Mt Isa find link to NZ war veteran

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

In Mount Isa, four  Y5 students at St Joseph’s school have prepared a Remembrance Day tribute to a Kiwi First World War veteran. Ryan Philp, Eric Asomah, Dean Brien and Pratik Seegoolan participated in the 2017 Graves Project researching the lives and service histories of veterans buried in Mount Isa.  Continue reading

Lonely veteran to get a headstone

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

When war veteran “Frankie” Kearns died, he had no family to consider how he would be remembered at Kelvin Grove Cemetery. A cross was fixed to his grave, but remained without a headstone. But someone remembered him, and Elizabeth Lawn, a carer at Mr Kearn’s former rest home, made it a routine to stop by Read more