The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior serves as a focus of remembrance of the sacrifice made by New Zealand servicemen and women in time of war.

The Unknown Warrior is one of over 250,000 New Zealanders who served in overseas wars. He is one of over 30,000 who died in service. He is one of over 9,000 who have no known grave or whose remains could never be recovered.

We will never know his name, rank, regiment, race, religion or any other detail of his life, except that he was a New Zealander.

He represents all New Zealanders who were never to return from war.

Source: www.rsa.org.nz