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| Latest Wellington News | Friday October 12 2012 5:30
A special service is being held in Wellington today to mark the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.
More than 2000 were injured and hundreds killed within the first few hours of the battle, which took place in Belgium on this day in 1917.
The battle had a significant impact on the New Zealand Division, and with a population of only about one million at the time, New Zealand as a country.
A national commemorative service will be held at the National War Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Warrior this morning in Wellington.
A wreath-laying ceremony will be attended by National MP Chester Borrows, and the Chief of Army Major General Tim Keating.