Potene Tuhoro was just 16 years old when he left home to follow his brother and other young men of his Ngāti Porou iwi into battle thousands of miles away. He is one of 12 Māori soldiers serving on the Western Front during World War I who died in hospitalRead More →

One hundred years ago, shortly after the end of World War I, Royal Flying Corp Airman Joseph William Bowler made a visit to sites of ancient Egypt while stationed there. In February 2019, he took a No 3 Autographic Kodak camera and travelled by train, donkey and boat from CairoRead More →

In the corner of a churchyard in the New Forest village of Brockenhurst you can find a Commonwealth War Cemetery containing the graves of 93 New Zealand soldiers. All gave the ultimate sacrifice during World War I, dying of wounds or illness at the New Zealand General Hospital No. 1Read More →

During November, we will share a few stories of ordinary soldiers’ personal journeys during World War I.  Our first story is told by guest storyteller, Sue Kelly, grand-daughter of Joseph William Bowler, who served with the Nottinghamshire Royal Horse Artillery and the Air Flying Corp in the Middle East. InspiredRead More →