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A Stratford War Hero - Roadside Stories

A Stratford War Hero - Roadside Stories


King Edward Park, Fenton St, Stratford

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Stratford's memorial gates to Lieutenant Colonel William George Malone. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to the memorial gates in the image carousel above.

Stone war-memorial gates in Stratford commemorate Lieutenant Colonel William George Malone, a local farmer and lawyer who commanded the Wellington Infantry Regiment at Gallipoli, Turkey, in the First World War. Although the Gallipoli campaign was a failure overall, Malone's troops had some successes. However, Malone was killed by friendly fire shortly after his men seized Chunuk Bair.

Anzac diary: William Malone,

The Gallipoli campaign,

William George Malone,


The Anzacs,

Stratford's hall of remembrance,

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

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