Malone Memorial, Stratford

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This is the memorial arch to Lieutenant Colonel William George Malone at Stratford, Taranaki. Malone, a Stratford farmer and lawyer, was the commander of the Wellington Infantry Battalion at Gallipoli. He died on the slopes of Chunuk Bair on 8 August 1915.

The lone pine tree, located near the Malone Memorial Gates, grew from a seedling brought back from Gallipoli.


Memorial images: Jamie Mackay, 2012; Jock Phillips and Chris Maclean, c1986. Tree image and information: Graham Hucker, 2006

How to cite this page: 'Malone Memorial, Stratford', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 23-Apr-2014

Community contributions

02 Oct 2010
Colonel Malone's house was puchased by Frank RANFORD. When? 1923? It was subsequently burned down, the real suspicion that this was deliberate after the Ranford's maid had been reprimanded. Can you please advise if you have a date of this fire and where the house was. My information says it was "on the Opunake Road" which today is possibly known by another name. Until the house was bought Frank and family lived in a house owned by the Gadsby's, burned down prior to the shift to Malones - and I gather there was a second house of Gadsby's which possibly my great- and grandfather lived in. Seek confirmation if possible. Thank you. David Ranford.

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