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.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Malone and the Stratford memorial. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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