Story: Anglican Church

Unknown warrior, St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington

Unknown warrior, St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington

The Anglican Church has a semi-official status on occasions of national significance in New Zealand. In November 2004 the remains of a New Zealand soldier whose name and religion were unknown were exhumed from a military mass grave in France and brought to Wellington. This is the memorial service at the Anglican Cathedral of St Paul, headed by the Dean of Wellington. The unknown warrior was then given a full military funeral procession and reburied at the National War Memorial.

Using this item

New Zealand Defence Force, Heritage Operations

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Allan K. Davidson, 'Anglican Church - Anglicans in the 20th and 21st centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27670/unknown-warrior-st-pauls-cathedral-wellington (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by Allan K. Davidson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018