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PENINSULA TROOPERS' MEMORIAL

In another column we print a suggestion by "Citizen" that the old school site should be acquired by the borough 'n view of the erection of a memorial to commemorate the bravery of those Peninsula troopers who fell in tbe South African War, and further for the purpose of preserving the names ofc those who have fallen, and in all probability will fall, in the present terrible war. The suggestion is a good one, and ig another argument in favour of the borough acquiring the school site. Certainly, if the grounds were laid out in gardens, it would bs a most appropriate place for such a memorial, as it could be easily de fceefced, and would give lasting promi

nence to those who are willing to sacrifice their lives for home and Empire. It is the least we can do, who are protected by those who bear the horrora of war, to commemorate those who have died fighting for our protection. Iα the South African War there were a number killed from this district, and in the European War now raging Major Robert Ma.sefipld- who was born on the Peninsula, lhas met bis death. We sincerely bope that something will be done at once to preserve the names of our brave boys, and as the old school ground offers such a fine site for a memorial, it should be acquired for I that purpose. We are sure that, as jour correspondent points out, the i whole district be unanimous in j theic support of raising a memorial to I those of our brave soldiers who have been and will be sacrificed in war. Such a memorial wiii he a lasting lesson to rising generations of our imperial integrity, without which, as we all well know, the home land would have a much more difficult task to undertake in the present great war. plt will teaoh our children to bear in mind that tbe peace and happiness that- follows in the wake of such nn awful struggle can be gained only by the sacrifice of our worthiest manhood, and that in the event of the Empire again needing help, they will the better realise the only way to ' give it.' We hope that step 3 will ! therefore, be taken to secure this site as the moat suitable one for onr town and district.

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3452, 13 November 1914

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PENINSULA TROOPERS' MEMORIAL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3452, 13 November 1914

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