Last evening, as the sun was setting, our community came together to mark the installation of a commemorative sign in Frandi St. The memorial street sign reveals its link with World War I by honouring war hero Captain Ateo Frandi.

In 1917 Frandi Street was re-named in honour of Captain Ateo Frandi, a long time Wellington resident, who served with the Wellington Infantry Battalion at Gallipoli. Captain Frandi was killed at the Second Battle of Krithia on the Gallipoli peninsula, on May 8th 1915.

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The TRA was represented at the short ceremony by committee member Richard Murcott who made the following contribution:

Thorndon is a suburb steeped in history. As in all communities, places and their names contribute much to our sense of place and legacy. This evening we remember the sacrifices of a century ago this day and honour Captain Frandi. We are proud to custodian his legacy here, in Thorndon, in this place named Frandi St, and remember the sacrifices of all the ANZACS. We will remember them.

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