You can apply for a copy of someone else's service records if they are deceased. You do not need to be related to them.
If the person, whose records you are applying for, died after leaving the military you may need to show they are deceased. You could do this by providing:
- a copy of their death certificate
- a copy of a newspaper death notice
- a copy of their funeral service sheet, or
- a photograph of the headstone.
You will need to know the person’s full name, date of birth and service number.
Apply for records(external link)
Contact New Zealand Defence Force’s Personnel Archives and Medals(external link)