New Zealand and the Victoria Cross

Page 5 – Further information

This web feature was written by Gareth Phipps and produced by the NZHistory team.

Note on sources: the primary sources for this feature are the Victoria Cross (VC) citations listed in the London Gazette (which are linked to from each entry). These medal citations were usually based on eyewitness statements written soon after the event. Unfortunately, many accounts omit relevant details (presumably for reasons of military secrecy), and have been supplemented with information gathered from the sources listed below.



  • G.A. Bryant, Where the prize is highest: the stories of the New Zealanders who won the Victoria Cross, Collins, Auckland, 1972
  • Glyn Harper and Colin Richardson, In the face of the enemy: the complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand, HarperCollins, Auckland, 2006
  • Ian McGibbon (ed.), The Oxford companion to New Zealand military history, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 2000
How to cite this page

'Further information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 24-Jan-2023