At the ‘s Gravenafel crossroads a little further on, stands the ‘New Zealand Forces Memorial’. The memorial was unveiled in 1924 to commemorate New Zealand’s participation in the Battle of Broodseinde on 4 October 1917.
Captain Neville Henry
The New Zealanders then manage to take the Mittelriegel: a connecting line between the German positions Wilhelm and Flandern I positions. They take 1,200 prisoners of war that day.
The attack is seen as a success although 450 of them are killed. These include Captain Neville Henry Arden of the Otago Regiment. In daily life, this successful architect liked to occupy himself with weapons and cricket. This driven soldier gained much experience in Egypt and France before his participation in the Battle of Broodseinde. He is buried on the battlefield and reburied in Tyne Cot Cemetery after the war.