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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. 

  • Tuvalu / Ellice Islands Service Personnel

    List of Ellice Islanders who served in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

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  • Niue Service Personnel

    List of the Niuean service personnel who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces.

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  • Women's Auxiliary Air Force

    Established to free up more men to engage overseas service in World War II, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force was created in 1941 and saw 4750 women pass through its ranks.

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  • Battle of Britain

    One hundred and thirty five New Zealanders served during the Battle of Britain from 10 July to 31 October 1940. New Zealand's served in crucial roles with the Fighter, Bomber and Coastal commands of the Royal Air Force.

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  • Roll of Honour Auckland Province 1939-1945

    Their Name Liveth For Evermore

    The Auckland Provincial Roll of Honour is an alphabetical list of service personnel who died during WWII from the Auckland Province. The Roll provides information on regimental number, rank, honours, unit and next-of-kin. It duplicates the names held on the Walls of the Hall of Memories and is on permanent display in the Museum's Hall of Memories II.

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  • Māori Pioneer Battalion Tunnellers

    Forty three members of the Māori Pioneer Battalion, helped dig tunnels with the New Zealand Tunelling Company prior to the Battle of Arras. Sue Baker Wilson has identified 39 of those Pioneer Battalion Members.

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  • Gilbert Island WWI Service

    Listing of those Gilbert Islander - Kiribati personnel and civilians who served in the New Zealand Defence Force during the WWI.

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  • Cook Islands Service Personnel

    Listing of those Cook Island personnel and civilians who served in the New Zealand Defence Force since WWI.

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  • Coastwatchers in World War II

    During the Second World War, New Zealand ran a coastwatching scheme throughout the Pacific. These coastwatchers were often locals from the Pacific Islands or from the New Zealand Post and Telegraph Department. The Coastwatchers offered an important service to New Zealand throughout the war, however the majority were volunteers and never formally enlisted with the New Zealand Defence Force.

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  • Prisoners of War

    List of all prisoners of war with a focus on the First and Second World Wars.

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  • Find New Zealand Artists

    Find New Zealand Artists is a comprehensive index of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand’s libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

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  • Bank of New Zealand officers

    Bank of New Zealand officers who enlisted for military service in the First World War.

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  • Medical Practitioners of the First World War

    Dr Pat Clarkson, former Neonatal Paediatrician provided research into Medical Practitioners who served during the First World War.

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  • 41 Squadron

    Over the thirteen years of the Vietnam War, 41 Squadron RNZAF made 1979 landings into the conflict. Ground crew names were seldom recorded in Squadron records. Former ground engineer Douglas (Scotty) Wingfield has used his research to assist at least 90 of these Airmen to receive their Vietnam Medals and Vietnam Veteran status.

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  • First World War pension rolls

    List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients.

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  • Goldfish Club

    During the Second World War, several exclusive clubs were formed as a result of extraordinary action many airmen took during the war. The Gold Fish club was formed to honour those who had survived after their aircraft ditched into the water, with the successful use of a "Mae West" (life vest), and a rubber dinghy, etc.

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  • King Edward's Horse

    At the outbreak of the First World War King Edward’s Horse was regarded as Divisional Cavalry, an integral part of the British Expeditionary Force.

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  • Conscientious Objectors in World War One

    When conscription was introduced to New Zealand in 1916 thousands of men were called up to serve under Section 34 and 35 of the Military Service Act.

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  • Long Range Desert Group

    Soldiers from the New Zealand 2nd Division were recruited for the Long Range Desert Group in 1940, and were active until 1945.

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  • 21st Battalion Association

    The 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion was raised from recruits predominantly in Auckland City and North Auckland, with some from the Waikato and Hauraki districts.

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