Topic: New Plymouth Cross of Sacrifice
Te Henui Cemetery
The Cross of Sacrifice in Te Henui Cemetery is on the ridge at the northern boundary of the Servicemen's area and close to the 57th Regiment Memorial. The Cross was presented by Charles and Ann Burgess. They were both deeply involved with returned and wounded servicemen following World War I. The Burgess' headstone is behind the Cross.
Both Ann and Charles Burgess received MBEs in 1918 for their war work with returned and wounded soldiers. They also organised the first ANZAC Day reunion for servicemen in 1918.