Remembering Mrs. Elizabeth Pinfold

From Standing Room Only, 12:47 pm on 23 July 2017
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The extraordinary life of Elizabeth Pinfold, awarded the Queen Elisabeth Medal for her work helping Belgian refugees during the First World War, has been remembered at a ceremony at Kaori Cemetary by members of her family.

Elizabeth set up an organisation of New Zealand women who made clothes for the refugees, after reading of their plight. She was buried in Wellington after being killed in a motorcar accident in July 1927.

Lynn Freeman met two of her proud descendants straight after the ceremony: her grand-daughter Norma Emerson from Christchurch, and great-great grand-daughter Susan Reekie who lives in Napier.