World War One prematurely ended the lives of millions and forever changed the world.

We remember the 98,950 New Zealanders that served overseas and the 18,058 who died as a result of the War. Their sacrifice is commemorated in many ways so that they are never forgotten.

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A Visit to the Portrait Studio

Before heading to war, recruits often visited their local photography studio to have their portraits taken

A Club for Returned Soldiers

The first branch of the Returned Soldiers’ Association was formed in Christchurch in December 1915

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Poppies from Canterbury Museum Collection

Video: Why Poppies?

Poppies are a symbol of remembrance of Commonwealth military personnel

Remembering Henry

A bronze statue of Henry Nicholas stands in Remembrance Park, Christchurch

This online exhibition is representative of Canterbury and World War One: Lives Lost Lives Changed, a temporary exhibition which ran from 30 November 2017 to 11 November 2018 at Canterbury Museum.