In this recording from 1945, Padre Wi Canon Te Tau Huata offers a prayer and the men of the Maori Battalion sing the hymn 'Piko nei te matenga'. It is most likely that this was recorded during a memorial held by the 2NZEF. Memorial Services were also held at Suda Bay and Sangro cemeteries.
Sound file from Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (20940). Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero.
Image: General Freyberg, officers and other ranks of 2NZEF at graves at Cassino in August 1945 from Denis Clough Archive