In times of great suffering and deprivation soldiers looked to their commanders for inspiration, confidence and leadership by example.

PTE Samuel Appleton places an New Zealand flag by a headstone a Buttes New British Cemetery, Belgium
PTE Samuel Appleton places an New Zealand flag by a headstone a Buttes New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Image: New Zealand Defence Force

In times of great suffering and deprivation soldiers looked to their commanders for inspiration, confidence and leadership by example. WW1 gave rise to some of the greatest army commanders in history – on both sides of the conflict. These place names reflect the esteem in which these leaders were held both by soldiers at war, and the people at home.