Friday Free Stuff - 1st August

01 August 2014

Remembering those killed in the First World War.

August marks the beginning of centennial commemorations of World War One. On the 4th of August 1914 Britain and New Zealand, as part of the British Empire, declared war on Germany. Some excellent databases are available for those wanting to research the service men and women who were killed during the war.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission provides the regiment, rank, when and where each soldier died, as well as where they are buried and the headstone inscription.

Auckland War Memorial Museum hosts the Cenotaph Database where details of soldiers who died during the war can be found. The database includes photos of some of those who died.

A useful overview of the First World War and New Zealand’s involvement can be found on NZ History Online.