29 Nov 2012

Artist to be honoured in Hamilton

9:21 am on 29 November 2012

The artist who painted the The Man with the Donkey from his time in Gallipoli will be honoured in Hamilton on Friday.

Horace Moore-Jones used his artistic skills to make maps and sketches of enemy positions at great personal risk during the Gallipoli campaign.

He died in 1922 from injuries sustained while saving a number of people from a burning Hamilton hotel.

There was a public outpouring of grief and people lined the main street of the city as his funeral procession passed by.

Governor-General, Lieutenant-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, will officially rename Marlborough Place as Sapper Moore-Jones Place at a ceremony on Friday morning.