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October 2017 Newsletter


The Newsletter of the New Zealand Branch of The Western Front Association. A rich collection of news and articles over 30 pages, with illustrations and comment through-out. 

Newsletter Feb 2018


Welcome to the February 2018 newsletter of the New Zealand branch WFA

How to research Australian and New Zealand Soldiers from the First World War


An earlier article has covered the potential sources available to those who are researching Canadian soldiers who served in the Great War. This brief article covers the sources available to research soldiers from Australia and New Zealand. Australian Service records Comprehensive service records for Australian soldiers can be found in the Nationa…

Q-21 - HMS Prize and William Sanders VC


HMS Prize also Q-21 was previously known as HMS First Prize and originally the German ship Else. She had the distinction of being the first ship captured in the war in August 1914 (hence the name First Prize). Auctioned off by the Admiralty, her new owners, the Marine Navigation Company, later offered her to the Navy for decoy work in November 1916…

ONLINE 'Baptism of Fire! The New Zealanders at Gallipoli' by Chris Pugsley


About this talk: In 1914 the New Zealand Government placed its New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) under the British Army Act without really thinking through the consequences of what that actually meant in terms of its relationship to the NZEF that it was required to train and reinforce and to its public represented the hopes and dreams of its p…