The attack was considered a success, though 320 New Zealanders died.
Dave Gallaher was captain of the famous 1905 All Blacks. In his honour the Dave Gallaher Trophy is contested in rugby matches between the All Blacks and France.
"(It was) still very cold and wet and muddy. And our ration carts could only get up at very very rare intervals and it was, in fact, impossible for us to go down any distance to meet the ration cart because the area was being shelled so heavily. And you could only go down on duckboards, and if you went off the duckboard you just went into a sea of mud. In fact, a lot of our men were more or less drowned in the mud at Passchendaele."
Bert Stokes, New Zealand Field Artillery gunner, interviewed in 1988.
Major General Sir Andrew H. Russell, commander of the New Zealand Division in 1917
A funeral service for one of the fallen (source: RSA)