The centennial of the battle for Chunuk Bair fell on 8 August, 2015 and 100 hundred years ago, Annie Douglas, the mother of George and Thomas both killed at Chunuk Bair, spoke of her loss.
A national commemoration making the 100th annivesary of the New Zealand occupation of German Samoa at the beginning of World War I has been held at the Cenotaph, Auckland War Memorial Museum. The centenary was marked on August 29.
Six New Zealand World War I soldiers previously omitted from the Roll of Honour have been added as official casualties. They include Private Lester Quintall, the only one buried overseas, on Norfolk Island.
New Zealand's first World War I casualty has been acknowledged.
Call to visit cemeteries
The New Zealand Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae has expressed the hope that young New Zealanders will visit war cemeteries.
He said, "as more young New Zealanders show interest in the deeds and sacrifices of their forefathers, they will visit not just Gallipoli, but also the battlefields and cemeteries of Europe."
A memorial plaque to the New Zealand soldiers and Afghan forces who died in Bamyan Province in Afghanistan now stands in the "new town" area of Bamyan.