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Welcome to the website of the New Zealand War Graves Trust. This is the site where the photographs, research and background information from the Trust's project are lodged.

The New Zealand War Graves Trust welcomes and appreciates contributions from visitors to our website. Many interesting stories have been forwarded to the Trust, casting light on the background of the New Zealanders whose war graves are captured here. In particular, family members have been generous in sharing memories, information or photos. Each contribution is checked and prepared for publication on our website. But this is voluntary work and there is a queue of stories waiting to be posted on the website. We ask for your patience and understanding if material you have offered is yet to appear. In the end, the website will be richer for all your contributions.

This website is a work in progress. Photographs and information will continue to be uploaded to the website over the next two years. Already there are over 11,000 photographs on the website. More will be added as they come to hand.

The website was developed thanks to a grant from the Lottery Grants Board.

Donald Forrester Brown
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
If you approach High Wood (Bois des Fourcaux) in northern France you find a flourishing stand of sweet chestnut trees on a 150-metre high promontory, their green crowns clustering in the breeze. The 30-hectare wood overlooks nearby...
Margaret Rogers
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Among the World War One centenaries being marked between 2014 and 2018, few will be as poignant as the commemoration of the sinking on October 23, 1915 of the HT Marquette. The tragedy saw the loss of 167 lives including ten New Zealand...
Remains of New Zealand soldiers awaiting burial in 1919. Source: Imperial War Museum
Saturday, August 8, 2015
The centennial of the battle for Chunuk Bair fell on 8 August, 2015 and 100 hundred years ago, Annie Douglas, the mother of George and Thomas both killed at Chunuk Bair, spoke of her loss. “Both were fine young fellows” and “they have done...
Grave of Private Lester Quintall on Norfolk Island.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
In the year marking the centenary of the start of World War I in 1914, six New Zealand soldiers are added to the New Zealand and Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s official rolls of honour. They are Private Arthur Joseph Best, Private...
Latest news updates related to both the War Graves Project and New Zealand casualties in general. You can also review older news articles.
Answers to common questions associated with both the war graves project and the data we have in our database.
Since we began in 2006 the War Graves Trust has continued to move from strength to strength. These pages will allow you to learn more about who we are and the philosophy behind the project.
Our Map provides the ability for you to search a geographic region for information relating to where our war dead ar buried. The map is interactive and allows you to explore this representation of our data.