In 2001 we attended the ANZAC Day service at the British Commonwealth War Cemetery located near Solymár, on the outskirts of Budapest, Hungary. There are over 150 service personnel buried here, including six New Zealanders. The photos below include the gravestone of each one of these six New Zealanders.
Commwealth War Cemetery, Solymar, Hungary
These wreaths were laid by representatives of the New Zealand, Australian, and Hungarian Governments on ANZAC Day, 2001.
It was a beautiful, clear, sunny Spring day.
The Honour Guard, Hungarian Soldiers.
Let us hope they never have to fight.
This wreath was laid by the New Zealand Consul on behalf of the government and people of New Zealand.
“They shall grow not old…”
425763 FLIGHT SERGEANT R.C. CHESTERMAN WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER ROYAL N.Z. AIR FORCE 22 NOVEMBER 1944 AGE 34
“…as we that are left grow old,”
415776 WARRANT OFFICER R.B. MANDER PILOT ROYAL N.Z. AIR FORCE 26 JUNE 1944 AGE 22
Age shall not weary them,”
425943 FLYING OFFICER D.A. SANDMAN PILOT ROYAL N.Z. AIR FORCE 21 OCTOBER 1944 AGE 27
“…nor the years condemn.”
417121 FLYING OFFICER H.M. SHEED AIR BOMBER ROYAL N.Z. AIR FORCE 23 NOVEMBER 1944 AGE 28
“At the going down of the sun”
427340 FLYING OFFICER F.G. STOWELL AIR BOMBER ROYAL N.Z. AIR FORCE 8 AUGUST 1944 AGE 24
“…and in the morning. We will remember them.”
415036 FLYING OFFICER J.M. SUTCLIFFE PILOT ROYAL N.Z. AIR FORCE 23 NOVEMBER 1944 AGE 28