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This remarkable grave of Robert Reaburn, is in the shape of a trench with sandbags surrounding it.   Reaburn's story is a tragic one of a returned serviceman surviving the war only to be struck down by the influenza epidemic of November/December 1918. 

The Manawatu Standard, 28 November 1918 described Robert Reaburns’s two and a half years of war service: ‘he took part in five battles, including the Somme and Messines, and was eventually gassed at Armentieres and invalided home. About two weeks ago he developed influenza with pneumonia complications from which he failed to survive.’ Robert was 28 years old.  

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Robert Reaburn gravesite
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Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North
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May 11, 2019

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