Story: First World War

New Zealand casualties on the Western Front, 1916–18

New Zealand casualties on the Western Front, 1916–18

The map shows the location of the major engagements undertaken by the New Zealanders fighting on the Western Front during the last three years of the First World War. The table below the map indicates the cost of each of these events both in numbers of wounded and of dead. The level of casualties in the second half of 1917 is clear and helps to explain why this period was among the most miserable of the entire war.

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Ian McGibbon, 'First World War - Western Front, 1916 to 1917', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 March 2023)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012