On the arch
"The Wellington Provincial Arch records the names of those members of the New Zealand Expeditionary force who enlisted in the Wellington district and who died and were buried at sea between the New Zealand Overseas bases.
The Great War 1914 – 1919"
On the inner arch
"Members of the Armed Forces who enlisted in this district who died in the service of their country in and around New Zealand or En Route to overseas services and to whom the fortunes of war denied and honoured grave."