Posted by : Posted on : 19-Feb-2020

Names of 6 Cooks' former soldiers added to Commonwealth War Graves records

Quoting Radio New Zealand – 19 February 2020

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has added the names of six Cook Islanders to its records.

It did so at the request of the New Zealand Defence Force, which accepted the six died of tuberculosis contracted during the First World War.

.The Cook Islands News reports their names will now be read during Anzac Day commemorations in New Zealand and inscribed on the Roll of Honour at the National War Memorial.

The men died shortly after the war upon returning home to the Cooks.

The Commission honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World wars, and ensures they will never be forgotten.

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