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The sorrowing soldier

The sorrowing soldier

Inglewood’s war memorial stands prominently at a right-angle corner of State Highway 3 in the middle of the town. The marble figure of the ‘sorrowing soldier‘ was unveiled in August 1924. The rhododendron behind it is a pre-1850 hybrid, ‘Sir Robert Peel’, planted in 1924 and reputed to be one of the largest rhododendrons in the southern hemisphere. The flagpole to the right is a memorial to the town’s Second World War casualties.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Inglewood', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/25886/the-sorrowing-soldier (accessed 17 November 2019)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 7 Sep 2016