New Zealand

During the Normandy campaign New Zealand personnel served in the RAF and in the Royal Navy.

Service Records of New Zealand personnel who served during the Second World War can be requested from the New Zealand Defence Force Archives.

Enquiries regarding medals of New Zealand personnel should be addressed to the New Zealand Defence Force Medals website.

If you are researching a serviceman who was held as a prisoner the International Red Cross hold records of all twentieth century Prisoners of War.

New Zealand war graves are cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


Research at the D-Day Story

We do hold some material in our archives that may be useful. For example, we may have a published or unpublished history of a unit, the memoirs of another veteran who served in the same unit, or photographs of a relevant unit or place.

We also hold material such as maps that may be useful in understanding a soldier’s service in Normandy, for example. We also have a large library of books relating to D-Day. This material can be consulted by the public, by prior appointment.