Wednesday 25 April 2018

Ancestry adds New Zealand WW1 army service records

Ancestry ( has added the following New Zealand database:

New Zealand, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920
Source: New Zealand World War I Service Dossiers, 1914-1920. Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, Wellington, New Zealand. This information is supplied by Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga.

About New Zealand, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

This database contains New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) Personnel Files for all known New Zealanders who served in the First World War.

The records contain information of interested to personal and professional researchers alike, including:

* Transfers
* Promotions
* Punishments
* Medals and honors received
* Health status and medical history
* Other biological information

Military service files typically include several documents. The primary document which has been indexed and is searchable by name is the Attestation Sheet. The attestation sheet ncludes personal information about the individual who served, such as:

* Name
* Birth place and date
* Citizenship
* Parents Names and birthplaces
* Occupation
* Education
* Address
* Marital Status
* Dependents
* Previous Military Service

Additional documentation may be found in the files, including correspondence.


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