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In brotherly graves beneath a foreign sky, sleeping beneath the crosses they lie.
Father, lover, brother and son were they, but have no grave among the family.
Not just fading photographs on Granny's wall, names on a board in the local hall,
Or on monuments raised by community sorrow. For our today they gave their tomorrow.
We strive to keep their memory bright, and to do them honour as is their right.
With gratitude gladly do we pay our debt, in sorrow and joy, we do not forget.

 Resources for researching your WW1 Soldier.

Search Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database to discover the basic information about your soldier. These records have a useful link to the digitised military record.

If he died, search the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Site to find the gravesite

Look through newspapers of the time to find reports about your soldier

Search Heritage Images to find a photograph of your soldier   

To learn more about the battles his unit took part in find his Regimental War History on New Zealand Electronic Texts.


Other Sources

For information about Birth, Death and Marriage records


Applications by veterans or next of kin for medals should be made to: Staff Officer Medals, Personnel Archives, New Zealand Defense Force, Private Bag 905, Upper Hutt













Soldiers of Selwyn

First Names:Soldiers of Selwyn
Last Name:Boer War, Great War and World War Two
User Name:Selwyn Library

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A soldier from Selwyn who served in the Great War.
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