nzef units


Mounted Rifles units

Infantry units

Specialist Units of the NZEF

Medical Units

Supply and Administrative Units

  • Supply and Administrative Units

    Administrative units helped to ensure that soldiers were fed, clothed, and supplied with all the necessaries of warfare

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  • Page 2 – Army Service Corps

    The Army Service Corps was the NZEF’s supply and transport branch, providing food, equipment and ammunition, and helping evacuate the wounded

  • Page 3 – Employment Companies

    New Zealand’s two employment companies, created in 1917, carried out labouring work behind the lines on the Western Front

  • Page 4 – Chaplains

    Chaplains provided spiritual support to the troops, performing church services, officiating at burials, comforting the ill and dying, and organising entertainment for the men

  • Page 5 – Army Ordnance Corps

    The Army Ordnance Corps maintained and issued all types of stores except food and fuel at defence stores and depots during the First World War

  • Page 6 – Army Pay Corps

    The Army Pay Corps (sometimes Army Pay Department) issued pay to the men of the NZEF

  • Page 7 – Army Postal Service

    The New Zealand Postal Corps section managed postal services for New Zealand military personnel from the outset of the war, and maintained field postal officers at divisional

  • Page 8 – Further information

    Further reading about the NZEF Administrative units

New Zealand Field Artillery

First World War glossary and list of abbreviations

Māori and Pacific units

  • Māori and Pacific units

    Māori and Pacific troops served mainly as non-combatants at Gallipoli, the Western Front and in Sinai-Palestine during the First World War.

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  • Page 4 – Further information

    Recommended reading about Maori and Pacific Island units in the First World War