The Somme (France)
Longueval: site of NZ Division's first action on the Western Front and the original objective gained by the Division during the First Battle of the Somme, from which the successful attack on Flers was launched.
Arras: NZ tunnellers created a large underground military system used to hide troops and supplies in the preparation for the April 1917 surprise offensive in which soldiers emerged out of the tunnels to attack in front of enemy lines
Le Quesnoy: Site of the successful and last major NZ action on the Western Front. Le Quesnoy was liberated by soldiers of the NZ Division by climbing the ramparts of the town (where a commemorative plaque is now located).
Caterpillar Valley Cemetery and NZ Memorial
Messines: The NZ Division took part in the Battle of Messines, a preliminary attack to the offensive on the Ypres Salient. The battle began with the detonation of 19 mines under German lines. The Division captured the village in 2 days and suffered 3600 casualties.
Passchendaele: following on from Messines the next offensive was to regain the high grounds of Passchendaele. In spite of terrible weather conditions the NZ Division attacked at Gravenstafel and Bellevue, two spurs off the main Passchendaele ridge. Known as the Third Battle of Ypres or the Battle of Passchendaele, the total loss of life culminated in half a million dead, with the kiwis suffering 2700 casualties in just 4 hours at Bellevue Spur.
* Messines Ridge British Cemetery with its NZ Memorial and Obelisk
* Buttes New British Cemetery (Polygon Wood): NZ Memorial
* Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery