NZ units in South Africa 1899-1902

Page 5 – Embarkation database

The information was sourced from the nominal rolls of the New Zealand Contingents published in the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. It contains the names, contingents, companies, registration numbers, ranks, embarkation details, addresses, next of kin and occupations of every New Zealand soldier who joined the New Zealand contingents that sailed to the South African War. Note that New Zealand soldiers who enlisted in British, Australian or South African forces do not appear on this database.
Reg No Surname Given Names Contingentsort descending County/City
5634 buzan james stephen Eighth waitaki more details
5823 parsonage henry john Eighth christchurch more details
5032 mcgregor david Eighth oroua more details
5352 gray harry Eighth wellington more details
5979 williamson robert alexander Eighth tuapeka more details
5525 stevens francis alfred Eighth waikato more details
5049 bendall arthur travers Eighth wellington more details
5218 hood francis shaw Eighth masterton more details
5915 fyfe john henry Eighth dunedin more details
0 haselden john lane Eighth wellington more details
5518 parkinson frederick charles Eighth opotiki more details
5920 geddes william Eighth taieri more details
6114 thomas nicholson lindsay Eighth waimate more details
5182 aldridge william henry Eighth horowhenua more details
5108 rockstrow william caspari Eighth wellington more details
5116 stewart george Eighth wellington more details
6135 simpson george catlin Eighth patea more details
6075 laughton john Eighth clutha more details
6055 east herbert edward Eighth christchurch suburb more details
5523 ryan henry ormond Eighth otamatea more details
0 gardiner thomas john Eighth wellington more details
0 street cecil henry Eighth waitaki more details
6109 smith joseph Eighth southland more details
6086 mclean alfred Eighth southland more details
5159 baker joseph walker Eighth waipawa more details
6068 kidd thomas Eighth mackenzie more details
5754 starky john bayntun Eighth ashley more details
5221 johnston frederick Eighth wellington more details
5636 bailey harold desmond Eighth levels more details
5829 ryan james Eighth christchurch more details
5035 mclaren charlie douglas Eighth south wairarapa more details
5353 gosling william charles Eighth levels more details
5361 lennon william Eighth masterton more details
5460 brewin percy Eighth auckland suburb more details
6056 fletcher richard Eighth lake more details
5050 brandon percy eustace de b Eighth wellington more details
5227 mcdonald duncan buchanan Eighth patea more details
5922 hogg robert Eighth dunedin suburb more details
5051 birnie alexander Eighth wellington more details
5186 burton fred Eighth oroua more details


Service records online

Most of the South African War service records for soldiers in this database have now been digitised and are available by searching the Archives New Zealand Archway website.

How to cite this page

'Embarkation database', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 19-Aug-2014