Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Saturday 14th October 2017
Nelson's Blackest Day of World War One - 12 October 1917, during the Battle of Passchendaele, was the day on which Nelson and New Zealand suffered the highest number of deaths during World War I. The Nelson Historical Society host a public information and commemorative display at the Founders Park Fernery (which houses the WWI commemorative wall) on Saturday, 14 October. Come along to learn more about the battle and that fateful day, and 'meet' some of the men who died on the Blackest Day. Peter and Myra Millward will be on hand to assist you to research your WWI serviceman/woman ancestor, including using the Auckland War Memorial Museum's online Cenotaph database.