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 Kiwis who've served in our armed forces — a request for a record must be authorised if the person is still alive.
Archives New Zealand holds records about our military history.
The Medals Office of the NZ Defence Force issues medals to former and serving New Zealand military personnel.
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.