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LCpl. Roy Nicolas Courlander (1914 - 1979)


"On ANZAC day New Zealanders remember the heroism and sacrifice of those killed in war, but not all soldiers have legacies worth celebrating. Case in point: Roy Courlander, a NZ Army Private who volunt...

11/18/2015 5/30/2021

Born in Wellington, New Zealand on 8 September 1915. Stuart enlisted in the Royal New Zealand Air Force on 29 December 1939 during World War II and served as a pilot and armourer (Service No. WWII 3919...

5/19/2014 5/23/2021

John (Jack) Alan McBeth (1909 - 1981)

2/9/2016 5/5/2021

Lilian Gladys Tompkins (1893 - 1984)

Nurse during WWII - imprisoned by the Japanese in Changi camp for 2 1/2 years, later Sime Road Camp. Lilian Gladys Tompkins was born at Halcombe, northern Manawatu, on 10 March 1893, the daughter of L...

6/10/2017 5/5/2021

WWII Prisoner of War, Crete, Greece. WW2 POW - Salonike, Greece - VIII-B Lamsdorf, Germany. Cenotaph: .

4/19/2021 4/19/2021

Pte. Leslie Alexander Gilmore (1916 - 2001)


Les was wounded in action at Sidi Rezegh on 22 November 1941. He was treated at an Allied dressing station which was then overrun by Axis Forces. Les was subsequently made a POW. His family received a ...

4/17/2021 4/17/2021


4/13/2021 4/13/2021


2/27/2016 4/12/2021

Cecil Warren Guinness, eldest son of Sidney and May Guinness, Tauranga, great grandson of Frank & Catherine Guinness, served with NZ Machine Gun Battalion. Captured. Killed after allied air attack on A...

4/29/2009 4/11/2021


4/5/2021 4/5/2021

Edgar worked as a Clerk at General Store in Tauranga. He was also in the Rifle Club, a Hauraki Regiment Volunteer and keen sportsman. Edgar was born in Tauranga on 2 February 1893 (reg. 1893/1263). His...

4/15/2018 4/4/2021

Ernest James McCauley (1909 - 1950)

"Ernest Edward McCauley"

2/6/2015 9/19/2020

Raymond Miller Falloon (1910 - 1985)

Ray served 1st Echelon 2 NZEF 19th Battalion World War II Service No 4835. Ray's CO was Brigadier F S Varnham.

9/9/2012 7/30/2020

George Ronald Tattersall (1917 - 1996)


Trained as a jockey in the 1930’s, rode several stakes winners before the outbreak of WW2. Served in WW2, 2nd NZEF , 45847 Private in Infantry Brigade, in Egypt. Captured by Rommel’s Forces as they ov...

4/24/2010 7/3/2020

Jack Mincher Flower (1916 - 1980)

Cenotaph: WW2 POW - Crete AWMM Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8) WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany Kinship of Christopher John ERLBECK FLOWER, Jack Mincher 2...

3/22/2009 6/21/2020

Donald was born at Clinton, Otago in New Zealand in 1906, the son of Henry Alley, a farmer and his wife Annie, nee Andrews. Donald was a Methodist Minister and Missionary. He married Ruth Lydia Ashley ...

12/3/2019 1/11/2020

John William Thackway Clark (1905 - 1991)

"Guv or Jack", "or Pop"


3/24/2013 12/27/2019

Jack Daniel Hinton (1909 - 1997)


John Daniel "Jack" Hinton, VC was a New Zealand soldier who served during the Second World War. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be...

9/21/2019 12/26/2019

Pte. James Bertram Petersen (1922 - 1990)


8/5/2019 8/6/2019

Percy Watson Wright (1903 - 1985)

Percy was a Major in WWII with the 2nd NZEF Machine Gun Battalion. During the war, he was a prisoner in Germany from 1942 to 1945. Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Mar 18 2017, 13:...

8/7/2014 3/8/2019

Sir Henare Kohere Ngata, KBE MP (1917 - 2011)

"Sir Ngata"

In late March 1941 the Second New Zealand Division was sent from Egypt to Greece. While the bulk of the 730-strong Maori Battalion entrained to Mt Olympus to defend northern Greece a 90-strong Māori re...

9/6/2011 4/26/2018

John Harold Stretch (1915 - 1950)


World War Two: WW2 Signalman 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.339, 2nd N.Z. Divisional Signals 2NZEF, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Service Number: WWII 35090 Cenotaph Record: List of 2NZEF Prisoners...

9/7/2012 3/14/2018

Rev. Ian Graham Ryburn (1916 - 2002)

RYBURN, Rev Ian Graham B.A.; Reg No 13226, 6th NZ Field Ambulance Corp, 2nd NZEF. b 18 September 1916 in India. w Marjory Helen Hercus b 28 September 1917 m (?) Grew up in Taranaki, attending Eltham Pr...

8/27/2017 8/27/2017

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel Service No: 601514 Date of Death: 05/11/1945 Age: 56 Regiment/Service: New Zealand Engineers Awards:O.B.E., M.C. and Bar, Croix de Guerre avec Palme. Son of William and Jane A...

4/12/2012 8/24/2017

Conan William Frazer-Hurst (1910-1945). Born in Hamilton on 10 September 1910 (reg. 1910/2501). Conan became a medical student. He was killed in Cracow, Poland during World War II (Service No: 31154) o...

2/3/2017 2/3/2017

Daniel Johnston (Dan) Riddiford MC (11 March 1914 – 26 October 1974) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. The Riddiford family is peppered with farmers and lawyers. Two cousins that wen...

11/19/2012 1/31/2017

Arnold Reedy MP (1903 - 1971)

"Arnold Reedy"

Hanara Tangiawha Te Ohaki Reedy (commonly known as Arnold Reedy) was born on 16 August 1903 at Whareponga, a somnolent seaside village on the East Coast of the North Island. He was the eldest of 10 chi...

3/8/2012 1/28/2017

L/Bdr. Eric William Henry Muir MP (1914 - 2004)


Eric William Henry Muir was born on 6 May 1914 to Frederick James and Leah Muir (nee Tebbutt) who married in 1903 (reg. 1903/4071). He was one of eight children and was always known as Peter. Peter h...

7/17/2010 1/28/2017