Military history, records and medals
Search the records and medals of New Zealanders at war and get sources for doing your own military research.
The NZ Defence Force archive at Trentham military camp has about 1.5 million personnel files for 420,000 people who have served in the armed forces, post World War I. A request for a record must be authorised if the person is still alive.
Accessing military service records
Archives New Zealand holds records about New Zealand's military history.
The Medals Office of the NZ Defence Force issues medals to former and serving New Zealand military personnel.
Medals awarded to New Zealand military personnel
History of medals in New Zealand
If you have a deceased family member you think qualified for a medal they never claimed, their closest living relative can apply for it on their behalf.
Researching NZ’s military history
War memorials, mascots and memorabilia
National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy
Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Researching your military ancestors