Full video: Dave Dobbyn's solemn and beautiful performance of Welcome Home at Passchendaele commemorations

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Kiwi music legend Dave Dobbyn has performed a beautiful version of his classic song, Welcome Home, at Passchendaele commemorations this morning, filling the grounds of a Belgian war memorial with the sounds of New Zealand.

Today marks 100 years since 846 Kiwi soldiers lost their lives in the Battle of Passchendaele.
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Dobbyn played in front of the crowd solo with just his guitar for company, singing a haunting version of his hit song  after a haka was performed to welcome guests to the site.

In one of New Zealand's darkest days, 846 Kiwi soldiers lost their lives in the World War I battle.
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Today marks 100 years since 846 Kiwi soldiers lost their lives in the Battle of Passchendaele as they passed through Ypres. 

Read more: 'Imagine the fear, the exhaustion, the longing for home' - 1 NEWS reporter on the sobering horrors of Passchendaele

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