White cross for Leslie Parmenter Stewart (1895-1917)
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Tauranga painter Leslie Parmenter Stewart died of disease in France on 5 January 1917 whilst serving during World War I. In 2014 Tauranga's 'Field of Remembrance' was created comprising 107 white crosses in memory of the men from the Tauranga area who died during World War I (1914-1918). Each cross carries a red poppy and the name of an individual who died. Text and photograph © Debbie McCauley (2014).