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First World War by the numbers

  • First World War by the numbers

    This article provides a clearly written and carefully argued statistical survey of New Zealand’s military contribution to the First World War.

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  • Page 1 - First World War by the numbersThis article provides a clearly written and carefully argued statistical survey of New Zealand’s military contribution to the First World

Honouring public servants

  • Honouring public servants

    The public service as a whole, government departments and individual public servants found a myriad of ways to honour their employees’ and colleagues’ war service.

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  • Page 1 - Honouring public servantsThe public service as a whole, government departments and individual public servants found a myriad of ways to honour their employees’ and colleagues’ war

Rolls of honour and obituaries

The Merchant Navy

  • The Merchant Navy

    3 September is Merchant Navy Day, which was first officially commemorated in New Zealand in 2010. The date marks the sinking of the first Allied merchant ship in 1939, just hours after the Second World War began. This is the story of the 'fourth service' at war.

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  • Page 6 - Roll of Honour, 1939-45This roll lists the names of seafarers who died while serving on New Zealand merchant ships and New Zealanders known to have been lost while sailing under the flags of other

NZ units in South Africa 1899-1902

  • NZ units in South Africa 1899-1902

    Between 1899 and 1902 New Zealand sent 10 contingents of troops to fight in South Africa. Many of these men had prior experience in the volunteer forces but others were ordinary citizens who were skilled riders and marksmen. In addition, a small number of New Zealand women served in South Africa as teachers and as nurses. These are their stories.

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  • Page 6 - Roll of honourThe names of all the New Zealand soldiers who died in the South African (Boer) War,

The Battle of Britain

  • The Battle of Britain

    2011 marks the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which was fought between July and October 1940. New Zealanders played a key role in this vital struggle, flying the Hurricanes and Spitfires of Fighter Command, or serving in other roles in the air, at sea and on the ground.

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  • Page 9 - Roll of honourList of New Zealand aircrew who died while serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, July-October 1940. Includes link to full list of those who

Korean War

  • Korean War

    New Zealand was involved militarily in Korea from 1950 to 1957, first as part of the United Nations 'police action' to repel North Korea's invasion of its southern neighbour, and then in a garrison role after the armistice in July 1953.

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  • Page 8 - Korean War Roll of HonourRoll of Honour for all New Zealanders killed during the Korean War,

Merchant marine

  • Merchant marine

    On 3 September New Zealand honours Merchant Navy Day. Here we explore the little-known but vital role played by the merchant marine during the First World War, when these civilian seafarers often found themselves in the front line of the war at sea.

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  • Page 9 - Merchant marine Roll of HonourThis roll lists the names of over New Zealand-born or – resident seafarers who died during the First World War while serving aboard merchant

Pacific Islanders in the NZEF

  • Pacific Islanders in the NZEF

    Cook Islanders, Niueans, Fijians and Gilbert Islanders all took their place in the ranks of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during the First World War. As well as the dangers of war, Pacific soldiers faced language difficulties, an unfamiliar army diet and European diseases.

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  • Page 6 - Roll of HonourList of soldiers from the Cook Islanders and Niue who were killed in the First World

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