War records go online

Auckland War Memorial Museum. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Auckland War Memorial Museum. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Nearly eight decades after the start of World War 2, more than 100,000 records of New Zealanders who served in the conflict are being made freely available on the internet.

Auckland War Memorial Museum has put the records on its Online Cenotaph and is inviting the public to add what information they have about the servicemen and women.

Enlistment for the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF) began this week in 1939, signalling the start of this country’s involvement in World War 2.

Of the 140,000 New Zealanders who served overseas, 104,000 were with the 2NZEF and the museum is making these personnel records accessible.

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