Rotorua First World War memorial

Rotorua war memorial. The South African War memorial can be seen in the background.

Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead
Park/garden Cenotaph Wreath 25-Apr-1924 79

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Brian Budge of Kirkwall, Orkney Royal British Legion

Posted: 15 Apr 2019

Scottish born (island of Eday in Orkney) soldier Peter Tulloch served in France in New Zealand 1st Rifle Battalion and Army Ordnance Corps. He returned home to Rotorua after wounded inn 1917 and was awarded an Army pension. He died on 20th August 1921 from bowel cancer and has a military grave in Rotorua. Can anyone tell us if he is one of the 79 Great War names on the Rotorua War Memorial. If he is, we shall also add his name to the Eday War Memorial here in his home islands?

Gillian

Posted: 28 Jun 2009

Please can you tell me the exact addresses for the cenotaphs in Rotorua? Thanks

admin

Posted: 03 May 2008

Hi Diana - Margaret has asked me to let you know that she has been in touch with the sextant at Sala Street cemetery. According to their records there are two people of the surname WALLACE who are buried in the Soldiers’ Section of that cemetery. 1. Robert Lindsay WALLACE, who died in 2000, aged 93. 2.James Ian Bruce WALLACE. Died Rotorua 21.4.1983, aged 63. So neither of these sound like your grandfather. The phone number for the Sala Street Cemetery office is (07) 349 1899 if you want to investigate further. All the best, Jamie Mackay

DIANA CURLE

Posted: 03 May 2008

HI MARGARET THE ONLY OTHER THING THAT I REMEMBER ABOUT MY GRANDFATHER IS THAT HE DIED IN 1960, AUGUST 3RD I BELIEVE. I KNOW HE IS BURIED ON THE OLDER SIDE OF THE CEMENTERY. AND MY GRANDMOTHER IS ON THE NEWER SIDE NOT FAR FROM THE MAIN ENTRANCE WAY, SHE PASSED AWAY IN 1974. ELSIE WALLACE WAS HER NAME. THANK- YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME. DIANA

Margaret marks

Posted: 28 Apr 2008

Dear Diana The Ministry for Culture and Heritage looks after the graves of those who died during wartime, and there is no-one of the surname "Wallace" who died during wartime and who is buried at Sala Street cemetery. However, there may be Wallaces buried in the war veterans' section at Sala Street, and I am making enquiries on your behalf. Hopefully I will be able to get back to you by the end of this week about this. Regards, Margaret Marks

DIANA CURLE

Posted: 27 Apr 2008

i am looking for my grandfather who fought in the war. all i know about him is his last name is wallace and is buried i believe in the sala street cementary. please help me.