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Get a copy of a WW1 service record

Archives New Zealand is in the process of putting the military records of everyone who served in World War I online.

Find a soldier’s service record

You can search the records of everyone who served in WWI using Archives New Zealand’s Collection search database.

World War One service records - Archives New Zealand website

What’s in a service record?

A soldier’s personnel record contains all the official paperwork from their time in the military. It could include:

  • medical certificates
  • correspondence
  • recommendations for commendations
  • reports from battles
  • information about how and where they died.

More help with WW1 research

Guide to researching NZ soldiers in the First World War - New Zealand History website

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