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Memorial requiem mass

Memorial requiem mass

A memorial requiem mass for fallen New Zealand soldiers was held at St Martin's Church, Selles, Pas de Calais, France, on 5 November 1917. Pictured at the burial service are (left to right) an altar boy, Father Thomas Segrief SM, Father John Barra SM, Father Adolphe Roger (parish priest at Selles) and Father Frank Bartley SM.

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Rory Sweetman, 'Catholic Church - Catholics and the First World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2021)

Story by Rory Sweetman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 17 Jul 2018