Niuean soldiers to join Roll of Honour

  • 14/10/2015
Niue (AAP)
Niue (AAP)

A group of unsung war heroes from a small Pacific Island are being remembered today.

Of the 150 Niuean men who joined New Zealand's World War One effort 100 years ago to the day, five were killed and all but 30 fell ill with European diseases.

In addition, three Niuean soldiers will be added to the New Zealand Roll of Honour in a move endorsed by High Commissioner to Niue Ross Ardern.

"[Niue is] a very small country but still willing to make a contribution – and I think it's a contribution that has been, for the most part, not heralded as well as perhaps it could have been," he said.

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will unveil a plaque in Niue's capital Alofi today.

RadioLIVE / 3 News