Englishman Mark Cooling visited the Souda Bay Cemetery in May 2022. He wanted to tell descendents of the men of 28th Māori Battalion:
"Please be very re-assured that all these brave young heroes are being looked after with exemplary care by the locals. They clearly have enormous respect for them and their huge sacrifice. The morning we visited there were three men tending to the grounds. One thing that stood out was how lush the turf looked. Crete has a very hot climate and even the lawns of the millionaires garden residences suffer and don't look this impressive. The cemetery overlooks picturesque Souda Bay and also had the white mountains as a backdrop."
Photo supplied by Mark Cooling.