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Ancestry.com. New Zealand Army WWI Roll of Honour, 1914-1919 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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The Great War 1914-1918, New Zealand Expeditionary Force Roll of Honour. Microfiche, 3 rolls. BAB Microfilming, Auckland, New Zealand.

About New Zealand Army WWI Roll of Honour, 1914-1919

This collection provides an index of soldiers from the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) who died as a result of their military service during World War I, between 1914 and 1919. The roll is divided into three sections: persons who were killed in action or died from wounds or disease while on active service, persons who died from wounds or disease after discharge from the NZEF, and persons who died from accidents or disease while in training in New Zealand. Over 18,000 soldiers died from service in the NZEF, including 16,697 overseas while on active service, 964 after being discharged, and 505 while in training in New Zealand.

At the outbreak of World War I, New Zealand immediately began sending troops to fight with Britain and Australia. Initially, the NZEF was reinforced by volunteers only, but conscription was introduced in August 1916. By the end of the war, approximately 124,000 New Zealanders had served in the NZEF, nearly half of the eligible male population of 250,000. About 100,000 were sent overseas to fight in France, Belgium, Egypt, Palestine, and Gallipoli.

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