Veterans' Affairs New Zealand

Address:

PO Box 5146
Wellington 6145

Contact:

P: 0800 483 8372
F: 04 495 2080

E-mail:

veterans@xtra.co.nz

Planning for a Services Interment

If eligible servicepersons wish to be interred in a Services Cemetery Veterans' Affairs New Zealand recommend they discuss their wishes with family and friends. Many people make a point of stating this wish in their wills.

Sadly, it is often necessary to plan for interments at short notice. It would be extremely helpful if service documents were kept in a handy place so as to allow for early confirmation of the following Service details:

  • Service number
  • Highest rank attained
  • Unit, regiment or corps
  • The war in which served
  • Home or overseas service
  • Any honours or awards (Not campaign medals or stars)

If there is no documentation available, it is a good idea to obtain a statement of service from the New Zealand Defence Force, Personnel Archives, Private Bag 905, Trentham, Upper Hutt. Please remember that service files are held in the name the serviceperson was known by at the time of service. For women who married after Service, the file will likely be held in their maiden name.

Veterans who served with the Armed Forces of another country should write to the relevant authorities for a statement of service. A list of contacts is included.

Completing an Order Form in Advance

As part of the planning process you might wish to complete an order form for an Ex-Service Memorial in advance. When completing the order form, attach photocopies of service documents to the completed order form. Please do not attach copies of the original documents. Once the application form is completed it can be stored in a safe place with copies of the service documentation until required.

 

Contact Addresses

Australia

Navy


Personnel Division
Department of Defence (Navy)
Russell Offices
Canberra
ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA

Air Force


Discharged Personnel,
Department of Defence (Air Force)
Russell Offices
Canberra
ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA

Army


Central Army Records Office
366 St Kilda Road
Melbourne
Victoria 3004
AUSTRALIA

Britain

Royal Navy


Ministry of Defence
AFPAA (C) NPP (ACS) 1E
Room 1047
Centurion Building
Grange Road
Hampshire PO13 9XA
UNITED KINGDOM

Army


Army Personnel Centre
Historic Disclosures, Mailpoint 400
Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
Galsgow
G2 8EX
UNITED KINGDOM

Royal Air Force (Officers )


PM (AR) !b (RAF)
RAF Barnwood
Gloucester
GL3 4PM
UNITED KINGDOM

Royal Air Force (Other Ranks )


RAF Personnel Management Centre
RAF Innsworth
Gloucester
GL3 1EZ
UNITED KINGDOM

Royal Marines


Historical Records
Centurion Building
Grange Road
Gosport
Hampshire PO13 9XA
UNITED KINGDOM

Canada

Canadian Armed Forces
Information Services
Department of National Defence
Ottowa
Ontario K1A OK2
CANADA

Fiji

The Commander
Queen Elizabeth Barracks Maddocks Road
Suva
FIJI

The Netherlands

Ministrie Van Defensie
Plein 4
Postbus 20701
2500 ES
Den Haag
HOLLAND

South Africa

Chief of the South African Defence Forces
(Personnel Division)
Documentation Service
Directorate
Private Bag X289
Pretoria
SOUTH AFRICA

United States of America

National Personnel Records Centre
(Military Personnel Records)
9700 Page Avenue
St Louis
MO 63 132-5100
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This page was last reviewed 4 September, 2014 and is current.