Friday, 15 April 2011

New Zealand military records

There have been two major online releases of military records relating to New Zealand, on FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk) and Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk).

FindmyPast has released the following collections on its site:

* Nominal Rolls of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1919
* First Division Roll of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force Reserve (Sep 1916)
* Second Division Roll of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force Reserve (Aug - Oct 1917)
* Native Reserve Lists (1918)
* Military Defaulters List (New Zealand Gazettes of 1919 to 1921)
* New Zealanders who served with the Australian Imperial Force (1915 and 1916)
* Guthrie Index - index of New Zealanders who served with British and other Forces.
* Smith Index - from records held at Archives of the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Department of Defence Army Office of New Zealanders who served with the Australian Forces.
* Halpin Index - from The National Archives, Kew, re: New Zealanders who served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
* British Section NZEF - from an undated list held by the National Archives Wellington, those who enlisted in England and embarked for Egypt on 12 December 1914.
* Fijian Contingent - soldiers who left Fiji on 5 August 1918 per Talune for the Narrow Neck Camp, Devonport, Auckland.
* Section 3 of the Roll of Honour, The Great War 1914-1918
* Stock Index - from various sources

Full details at http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/new-zealand/wwi-soldiers

Just picked up from John Reid's Anglo Celtic Connections blog that Ancestry has also just added military material for New Zealand. Here goes:

* New Zealand Army WWI Casualty Lists, 1914-1919
* New Zealand Army WWI Roll of Honour, 1914-1919
* New Zealand WWI Military Defaulters, 1919-1921
* Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., 1916-1919
* New Zealand Army Medal Rolls, 1860-1919
* The Defenders of New Zealand
* New Zealand Army WWII Nominal Rolls, 1939-1948

Full details via http://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/rectype/recent.aspx

(With thanks to John Reid and FindmyPast)


Chris

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