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Women\u0027s Army Auxilary Corps, plotting a table.

Women's Army Auxilary Corps, plotting a table.

Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Ref: DA-10696. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Over the past five years, the Online Cenotaph has completed many research and data projects often using items from Auckland Museum's collections. The popular searches provides access to many of these research projects and datasets. We will continue to add new datasets over time. We are happy to help If you have a research project or a suggestion for a popular search, please contact us. 

  • Le Quesnoy

    The taking of Le Quesnoy was the last major action of the New Zealand Division. This list includes those who are buried at Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery and Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension in addition to others identified as being involved in the conflict. This list was partially compiled by Richard Stowers and Herb Farrant, and added to by Christopher Pugsley.

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  • N Force

    The 3NZ Division were garrisoned throughout the Pacific during World War II including in Fiji, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia and Tonga. The creation of N Force was considered as a strategically important location for communicating throughout the Pacific. 

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  • T Force

    The 3NZ Division were garrisoned throughout the Pacific during World War II including in Fiji, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia and Tonga. The creation of T Force was to support the training of the Tongan Defence Force.

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  • B Force, 8th Brigade in Fiji

    In 1941, and anticipating the entry of the Japanese Empire into the Second World War, the New Zealand Military Forces raised a formation initially known as B Force, later to be designated the 8th Brigade, for garrison duty in Fiji.

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  • Operation Grapple

    Operation Grapple was a series of four nuclear weapons tests, carried out Malden Island and Kiritimati Island in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands (Kiribati) in 1957-1958. Research from Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright has identified the five hundred New Zealanders who were serving with the Royal New Zealand Navy were witnesses to Operation Grapple.

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  • Our Soldiers Flag

    This flag was made to raise funds for the Soldiers' Queen in the Auckland Patriotic Queen Carnival during the First World War. We have matched more than 300 names to New Zealand Service Personnel.

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  • HMS Neptune

    The sinking of HMS Neptune remains New Zealand's worst naval tragedy.  A Royal Navy cruiser, HMS Neptune struck four enemy mines and sank off Libya early on the morning of 19 December, 1941. Seven hundred and sixty four men lost their lives. Among them were 150 New Zealanders.

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  • Voluntary Aid Detachment (VADs)

    During the First World War many women provided nursing care of military personnel as Voluntary Aid Detachment (VADs). Online Cenotaph has identified nearly four hundred New Zealanders who served with the British Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment

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  • Chinese Service Personnel

    There have been nearly 40 service people identified in Online Cenotaph as being of Chinese descent but there are sure to be many more. If you have further information to contribute, please contact us.

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  • National Broadcasting Service Mobile Units

    Listing of World War II personnel who recorded messages as part of the National Broadcasting Service Mobile Units.

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