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 Surnamesort descending Given Names Contingent County/City
1416 berry c c fourth waipa more details
0 berry w j third hawkes bay more details
2577 berry w fifth selwyn more details
4264 berry albert seventh marlborough more details
6336 berry edwin thomas reliefs christchurch suburb more details
9264 berry austin Tenth marlborough more details
4611 berryman richard seventh marlborough more details
8665 bertram alfred Tenth puzzles more details
5302 best sidney herbert Eighth auckland suburb more details
1163 best philip coster fourth waimea more details
7743 bettjemann john henry Ninth buller more details
7551 beuth charles Ninth auckland suburb more details
8630 bevege james herbert Tenth taranaki more details
2346 bezar f w fifth auckland suburb more details
9041 bidwell john Details oroua more details
7268 bieman joseph Ninth waipawa more details
454 bierre august second waitotara more details
5170 bierre august Eighth waitotara more details
7866 biggar george Ninth southland more details
7007 biggs alfred ernest Ninth piako more details
5628 bilby john frederick Eighth oroua more details
9143 bing alfred edward Tenth christchurch suburb more details
8927 birchley malcolm sidney Tenth puzzles more details
784 bird f third buller more details
7738 bird john Ninth waimate more details
3473 birkett arthur benjamin sixth taranaki more details
5051 birnie alexander Eighth wellington more details
5321 birt benjamin thomas Eighth otamatea more details
9629 birtles peter Details taieri more details
3707 bishop joseph sixth waitaki more details
6015 bissett roderick Eighth southland more details
1113 bissett r fourth southland more details
6176 bjermqvist charles henry reliefs christchurch more details
6033 black james Eighth southland more details
5190 black allan Eighth cook more details
1608 black g c fifth dunedin more details
117 black william first wellington more details
5872 black george corliss Eighth dunedin more details
5047 black james Eighth wellington more details
5890 black george alexander Eighth dunedin suburb 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 4-Mar-2022