The Somme push of September and October 1916 was costly for the New Zealanders, who lost over 2,000 men. Here, two years later, New Zealand soldiers erect a wooden cross in honour of their dead comrades. Four years later, in 1922, a large stone obelisk was erected at Longueval as a permanent memorial to the New Zealanders who fell in the battle.
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