Honours Database Information
Searching the Database
The database can be searched using partial text, so a search for TOM will return all records containing TOM. It is also possible to narrow the search down by choosing the field you wish to search (Default is all fields). This can be achieved by using the drop down box to the right of the search entry field.
You can then view the record by clicking View (Extreme right of each returned record). Once in View mode you can then use the Next Record & Previous Record links underneath the WW1 N.Z.E.F Honours Database heading.
Each award is entered as a separate database entry to allow specific information to be recorded. This means that multiple records exist for those men and women who were awarded more than once.
Uploading information to the Database
If you have information you would like to contribute to the database, you can upload it by first viewing a record (It does not have to be the record you wish to contribute to) and clicking the blue link (above the displayed record). This will take you to the Upload form where you can choose to upload a picture or text.
Every database entry has been compiled using the NZEF WW1 Unit Histories (Those no longer governed by Copyright). Additional information, including Photo's, Known location & Citations have either been uploaded by members of the public, other non Copyright publications or service records in private hands.
I have been given permission from the Auckland Cenotaph to include a link to the Cenotaph database record.
Note on recorded Rank
In most cases the recorded Rank is that of the recipients Rank at the time of the award, however some unit histories record the Rank as at De-Mob (Such as the Machine Gun Corp).
Unit Histories Used
The following Unit Histories & Publications have been used (Owned by the compiler)
The History of the Canterbury Regiment 1914-1919, Captain David Ferguson, M.C
The Official History of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, Lieut.-Col W S Austin, D.S.O
New Zealand Artillery in the Field 1914-1918, Lieut J R Byrne
The New Zealand Medical Service in the Great War 1914-1918, Lieut-Col. A D Carberry
The History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 1914-1919, Edited by C G Powles, C.M.G, D.S.O, A.D.C
The New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Edited by J C Neil, A.O.S.M
With the Machine Gunners in France and Palestine, Major J H Luxford
The Wellington Regiment, 1914-1918, Officers of the Wgtn Rgt.
The database uses the following acronyms ;
V.C - Victoria Cross
M.C - Military Cross
D.C.M - Distinguished Conduct Medal
M.M - Military Medal
M.S.M - Meritorious Service Medal
A.M - Albert Medal
M.H.S - Mentioned for Home Service (Brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War)
M.I.D - Mentioned in Dispatch
T/ - Denotes temporary
L/ - Denotes Lance
Pte. - Private
Rfm. - Rifleman
Tpr. - Trooper
Bdr - Bombadier
Gnr. - Gunner
Cpl. - Corporal
Sgt. - Sergeant
S/Sgt - Staff Sergeant
S.S.M - Staff Sergeant Major
C.S.M - Company Sergeant Major
C.Q.M.S - Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Lieut. - Lieutenant
R.S.M - Regimental Sergeant Major
Capt. - Captain
Rev. - Reverend
2/Lieut - Second Lieutenant
Brig-Gen. - Brigadier General
Gen. - General
Lieut-Col. - Lieutenant Colonel
Farr-Sgt - Farrier Sergeant