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Roadside Stories: A Stratford war hero

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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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Stratford', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35264/roadside-stories-a-stratford-war-hero (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 7 Sep 2016