Honouring the life and sacrifice of Palmerston North soldier, RFLM. NORMAN BARNARD OTTO WESTERHOLM – KIA, 9 September 1916
Moira G. was the donor of Rflm. Norman Westerholm’s ‘death plaque’ found in Wellington several years ago which MRNZ was able to return to a descendant family in Australia.
Recently Moira made a pilgrimage to the WW1 battlefields of France. On 4 September 2018 Moira made the first and only visit ever made to Rflm. Westerholm’s war grave in the Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.
Moira carried a message plaque sent to her from the recipient of Norman’s ‘death penny’ whom we had traced to Australia, his great-nephew Graham Blixt and family. The Blixt’s message plaque and a Poppy were laid by Moira at Norman’s grave, a personal tribute to one of the thousands of NZ soldiers who made the Supreme Sacrifice during the First World War.
‘ LEST WE FORGET ‘
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