Topic: World War 1 and the Nelson Anglican Diocese

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Indexes of people cited in the Nelson Anglican archives who were associated with military events during World War 1.

Members of the Nelson Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists have indexed the names of people cited in the Nelson Anglican Centre archives associated with World War One activities.  These indexes for the years 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 and 1919 were compiled from photographs that had been made of these records, principally the published Diocesan magazines and some photographic albums.  All this has been done as part of the WW100 initiative that has had both local and national roots.

These indexes are also available to be viewed on request at the Nelson Anglican Centre, through the Nelson Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists and through the Nelson Provincial Museum.

An Introduction to the Indexes of Anglican Nelson Diocesan Magazines/Gazettes, 1914 to 1919

Source of documents:

Anglican Centre Office, 48 Halifax St, Nelson


Pete Gillin, Max Buckley & Tom Broad, all members of Nelson Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists, as a contribution to the WW100 initiative

We would like to thank Mike Carnahan's for comments & proof reading.


People named with any connection to the military events of the period and the Nelson Diocese, i.e., clergy, servicemen, nurses, next of kin, ….

Where-ever possible, links to further information relevant to the named individuals are annotated

Abbreviations used:

  • AWN   Auckland Weekly News (publication)
  • b.         born
  • Bart     Baronet (title)
  • CA       Church Army
  • C of E  Church of England
  • CF       Chaplain to the Forces
  • d.         died
  • DSO    Distinguished Service Order (gallantry award)
  • Hon     Honorary
  • KIA     killed in action
  • Lieut   Lieutenant
  • MC      Military Cross (gallantry award)
  • MiD    mentioned in despatches
  • MM     Military Medal
  • NoK    next of kin
  • Rev     Reverend (title)
  • Sgt       sergeant
  • VC       Victoria Cross

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