Useful Links


The links below will allow you to access useful information to research your veteran ancestor’s medal entitlements and military service.  

Also included are links to related websites for additional information.



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  • Title:  Medals Reunited New Zealand© 
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New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF PAM is responsible for the purchasing, storage and issue of operational, non-operational, special and long service medals to former and currently-serving New Zealand military personnel.  They will also provide advice (within the limits of the Privacy Act) about the medallic entitlement of individuals, and about which medals have already been issued in respect of a particular person. 

Personnel Archives & Medals (PAM)

  • To apply for a medal or make a general enquiry on medal entitlement, (for you or for a family member), or regarding which medals have already been issued (and when), please complete this Application Form and send it to:

          NZDF Personnel Archives & Medals
          Headquarters New Zealand Defence Force
          Private Bag 905
          UPPER HUTT 5140

Additional information you should include if you know: 

  • Rank and Service (Army / Navy / Air Force)
  • Regiment / Battalion / Unit / Ship
  • Period of Service
  • Next of Kin, Address and Occupation at time of Enlistment

Don’t forget to include your current postal address, phone number, and e-mail address. 

  • Or Email PAM on their:  Contact Form 
  • Or send your written enquiry to:

          NZDF Personnel Archives & Medals
          Trentham Military Camp
          Private Bag 905
          Upper Hutt 5140
          NEW ZEALAND

Related sites

NZ Defence Force Medals –

New Zealand National Honours and Awards – Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet –

NZDF Medal Tracking Database – a list of medals and other items sought by family members and collectors –

Useful links to websites of related interest …


Researching Military Personnel

Military Records On-line

  • Archives New Zealand (WW1) – what the collection contains
  • Archives NZ  Archway – access to all NZers military & personal records (digitized files of all Boer War & WW1 soldiers and nurses; additional files may be found here that are not on AWMM Cenotaph below –
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum (AWMM) Cenotaph website  digitized files of all Boer War & WW1 soldiers and nurses  (incomplete) –
  • Maori in the Great War
  • NZ (Maori) Pioneer Battalion (WW1) –
  • 28 Maori Battalion (WW2)
  • Personal Diaries & Other Written Accounts of WW1 – goodbye-would-have-been-to-awful
  • Internal Affairs – Birth, Death, Marriage searches; printouts and certificates cost $ Pay to view site
  • – $ Pay to view site

Digital NZ Military History

War Graves and Memorials

Forums &  Societies

Military Museums in NZ

General Information – uniforms, badges, rank, equipment, etc



          For inquiries regarding PERSONNEL RECORDS etc:   

          Army Personnel Centre
          Disclosure 2, Mail Point 515
          Kentigern House
          65 Brown Street, Glasgow, G2 8EX – SCOTLAND                                                                                                                                                      Tel: UK – 0845-600-9663

          For inquiries regarding UK MEDALS:

          MOD Medal Office 
          Room G36 
          Innsworth House 
          Imjin Barracks 
          GL3 1HW – UNITED KINGDOM 

          Email UK MEDALS: [email protected]

          Telephone enquiries are handled by the Joint Personnel Administration Centre (JPAC).

          **  Freephone (UK only): 0800-085-3600

          **  Telephone (international calls): 0044-141-224-3600



NZDF plaque



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