North Otago Memorial Oaks
In 1911, North Otago had a population of 15,499. Of the estimated 2000 men who left North Otago to serve in this country's armed forces during World War I, at least 300 did not return. Dozens of North Otago families, like other throughout New Zealand, mourned the loss of one, two or more young men. Sadly, this loss was to be compounded by further sacrifice in World War II.
Mighty Oaks – the book