Memorial WW2

Memorial to 19th Battalion & Armoured Regiment

This small memorial was erected on the Town Belt near the Badminton Hall in Ruahine Street in 1966. An Evening Post article stated:

" The 19th Battalion and Armoured Regiment Association has arranged with the City Council reserves department to have trees planted nearby to commemorate the places where the unit served, including an Italian cypress, an olive and a Lebanon cedar. The association, which is meeting the cost of constructing the memorial, hopes wives, parents and families of those who died in service with the unit will feel they have a part in the memorial."

(Evening Post, 23 March 1966)