New Zealanders in World War 2 – Medals

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The website of the New Zealand Defence Force includes a comprehensive guide to military medals and a bibliography of further sources.

Other sources

Bryant, G.A. Where the prize is highest: New Zealanders who have won the Victoria Cross
Biographical articles about and photographs of New Zealanders who have won the Victoria Cross, including those who served in non-New Zealand forces. World War 2 winners, pp. 127-181 (Jack Hinton, Charles Upham, A.C. Hulme, J.A. Ward, K. Elliott, M. Ngarimu, L.H. Trent, L.A. Trigg).
Chamberlain, H.E. Service lives remembered : the Meritorious Service Medal in New Zealand and its recipients
Comprehensive biographies and service details of award winners.
Chamberlain, W.M. Victoria Cross winners of New Zealand
Notes on and portraits of Upham, Hulme, Hinton, Elliott, Ngarimu, Trigg and Trent.
Haigh, J.B. New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order
Part 1: Army; Part 2: Air Force; Part 3: Navy; Part 4: Expatriates. Alphabetical listing of recipients of the DSO, with citations (including original New Zealand gazette references), biographical notes, and lists of other awards received.
Hanson, C.M. By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999
Includes descriptive notes on awards. Name of award winner, date of birth, RNZAF number, service details, citation for award.
Harper, G. In the face of the enemy: the complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand
Ch. 1: History of the Victoria Cross; Chs. 4-9: World War 1; Ch. 14: George Cross and Albert Medal. Appendix: VC citations, pp. 231-249.
Polaschek, A.J. The complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal
Part 3 : World War 2. Lists of recipients with biographical notes, citations (including original New Zealand gazette references) and lists of other awards received.
Sutherland, J. Gallantry awards to New Zealanders in World War Two
Organised under each service, and then by award. Includes nursing awards, civilian awards such as MBEs, OBEs, knighthoods etc. and foreign awards. No index.
Wright, M. New Zealand’s military heroism, 2007
Stories of New Zealand heroes in conflicts over the last 150 years, including during the Second World War.


New Zealand and the Victoria Cross
Information from New Zealand History online.

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