Unknown Warrior

Over the course of the Onward Project, we have discovered many high-quality studio portrait photographs and postcards of unidentified members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. This page has been created to give exposure to these 'Unknown Warriors' in the hope that they may eventually be identified.

 

The grid below contains many of the images we'd love to identify, with each image listing all the information we have about the subject. If you believe you can identify any of our images, please contact us, quoting the image number. Click on each image for an enlarged view, or email us and we can supply a higher-resolution scan. Note: For mobile devices, only the first few images are shown. This is a bug with the website provider. Please view this page on a desktop to see all the photographs.

Unknown 1 ID

NZ Field Artillery or NZ Engineers

Unknown 2 ID

Corporal, 4th (Waikato) Mounted RIfles 2x Wound Stripes

Unknown 3 ID

Onward Badges Possibly British Section?

Unknown 4 ID

"Ern" NZ Medical Corps Palestine

Unknown 5 ID

"Friday" 4th (Otago) Infantry Battalion Photographer: Bert Hunt, Heanor, Derbyshire

Unknown 6 ID

NZ Rifle Brigade

6/2015 Robert Barron Witty

Iain Davidson Collection

Unknown 8 ID

Private, 6th (Harauki) Infantry Regiment

Unknown 9 ID

NZR Badges

Unknown 11 ID

15th (North Auckland) Infantry Regiment Photographer: Frederick Bourne, Eastbourne

Unknown 12 ID

Sergeant, 3rd (Auckland) Infantry Regiment Physical Training Instructor Photographer: J Purdon, 79 West St, Brighton

Unknown 13 ID

Corporal, 1st (Canterbury) Infantry Regiment

Unknown 14 ID

Sergeant, 6th (Hauraki) Infantry Regiment

Unknown 15 ID

Lance-Corporal, 3rd (Auckland) Infantry Regiment 2x Service Chevrons

Unknown 16 ID

NZ Field Artillery "Buck", France, 1/2/1918

Unknown 17 ID

NZ Field Artillery "Love from Ern" (or CM?)

Unknown 18 ID

NZ Rifle Brigade Medal Ribbon (MSM?)

Unknown 19 ID

Photographer: Wootton, Invercargill

Unknown 20 ID

11th (Taranaki) Infantry Battalion

Unknown 22 ID

13th (North Canterbury and Westland) Infantry Regiment

Unknown 23 ID

NZ Medical Corps

Unknown 24 ID

NZ Rifle Brigade "Osborne" or "Hardy"

Unknown 25 ID

NZ Field Artillery Photographer: Alan Spicer, Willis St, Wellington

Unknown 27 ID

28th Reinforcements Photographer" Binns, Dunedin and Christchurch

Unknown 28 ID

16th (Waikato) Battalion 33rd Reinforcements

Unknown 29 ID

Corporal, NZ Medical Corps Photographer: Palmerston North

Unknown 30 ID

9th (Wellington East Coast) Mounted Rifles Photographer: Wanganui

Unknown 31 ID

1st (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) Mounted Rifles

Unknown 32 ID

7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles Main Body Photographer: Esquilant Studios, Dunedin

Unknown 33 ID

"Ray" NZ Machine-Gun Squadron Note on back addressed to "Myrtle"

Unknown 34 ID

NZ Medical Corps Submitted by Tauranga Library.

Unknown 35 ID
6/3996 Stewart Henry Boulter

C Company, 10 Reinforcements, from 44 Hornbrook St, Temuka, confirmed by a family member. On 8 June 1917 L/Cpl he was wounded in action suffering from a severe gunshot wound to the back. From the Casualty Clearing Station he was shipped off to the UK, firstly Brockenhurst, then Hornchurch. He died at Temuka on 8 August 1933 aged 47 years and is buried in the Temuka Cemetary. He was my mother's uncle. (Thanks to D Murdoch for the ID)

Unknown 37 ID

11th (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles

Unknown 38 ID

"Jock Turner" Possibly 42nd Reinforcements (shoulder number indistinct)

Unknown 39 ID

25th Reinforcements Photographer: J G Palmer, Cameron St, Whangarei

Unknown 40 ID

NZ Field Artillery Photographer: Schmidt Studios, Auckland

Unknown 41 ID

Machine-Gun Corps

Unknown 42 ID

D Company, 25th Reinforcements. Photographer: Guy, Dunedin, NZ.

Unknown 43 ID

"Yours Sincerely, Grant, 7/8/1918"

Unknown 44 ID

18th Reinforcements

Unknown 45 ID

C Company, 22nd Reinforcements

Unknown 46 ID

NZ Machine-Gun Squadron

Unknown 47 ID

Lance-Bombardier, 12th Battery, NZ Field Artillery

Unknown 48 ID

15th (North Auckland) Regiment

Unknown 49 ID

North Auckland Mounted Rifles. Wearing RSA badge.

Unknown 50 ID

Sergeant, 15th (North Auckland) Regiment

Unknown 51 ID

3rd (Auckland) Regiment. Photographer: Northwood, Kaitaia

Unknown 52 ID

15th (North Auckland) Regiment. Photographer: Northwood, Kaitaia

Unknown 53 ID

3rd (Auckland) Regiment. Photographer: Northwood, Kaitaia

Unknown 54 ID

16th (Waikato) Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment. 11th Reinforcements?

Unknown 55 ID

15th (North Auckland) Regiment. Photographer: Northwood, Kaitaia

Unknown 56 ID

15th (North Auckland) Regiment. Photographer: Northwood, Kaitaia

Unknown 57 ID

15th (North Auckland) Regiment. Photographer: Northwood, Kaitaia

Unknown 58 ID

15th (North Auckland) Regiment. Photographer: Northwood, Kaitaia

Unknown 59 ID

15th (North Auckland) Regiment. Photographer: Northwood, Kaitaia

Unknown 60 ID

15th (North Auckland) Regiment. Photographer: Northwood, Kaitaia

Unknown 61 ID

Sergeant, 15th (North Auckland) Regiment.

Unknown 62 ID

25th Reinforcements.

Unknown 63 ID

B Company, 8th Reinforcements.

Unknown 64 ID

NZ Field Engineers. Photographer: Hobday, Fielding, NZ

Unknown 65 ID

NZ Field Engineers. Photographer: Hobday, Fielding, NZ

Unknown 67 ID

F Company, 23rd Reinforcements

Unknown 68 ID

3? Reinforcements. Photographer: Emmett, Petone, NZ.

Unknown 69 ID

Hauraki Regiment. Photo found in Manurewa, Auckland.

Unknown 70 ID

Mounted Rifles.

Unknown 71 ID

NZ Field Artillery. Probably 12th Battery.

Unknown 72 ID

3rd Auckland Regiment

Unknown 73 ID

11th (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles

Unknown 75 ID

Corporal, 5th (Wellington) Regiment.

Unknown 77 ID

15th (North Auckland) Regiment. Medal ribbon possibly a long service medal (NZLESM?), but not confirmed.

Unknown 78 ID
Unknown 79 ID

B Company (Wellington), 9th Reinforcements.

Unknown 80 ID

Sergeant, New Zealand Mounted Rifles.

Unknown 82 ID

Kinsey Studio, Wellington.

Unknown 83 ID

Lance Corporal, C Company(Canterbury), 8th Reinforcements. Medal ribbon possible for long service (NZLESM?)

Unknown 84 ID

Corporal; Lewis Gunner; MM; Trio

Unknown 85 ID

39th Rfts; D Company

Unknown 86 ID

21st Rfts; Lance Corporal

Unknown 89

15th (North Auckland) Regiment; QSA

Unknown 90

10th Rfts; C Company; Christchurch

Unknown 91

19th Rfts; C Company; Christchurch

Unknown 92

3rd NZRB Patch; Christchurch; NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 93

19th Rfts; Christchurch; Corporal

Unknown 94

33rd Rfts; Christchurch

Unknown 95

17th Rfts; C Company; Christchurch

Unknown 96

16th Rfts; C Company; Christchurch

Unknown 97

11th Rfts; C Company; Christchurch

Unknown 98

2nd NZRB Patch; NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 99

13th (North Cant, West Coast) Regiment; 3rd Rfts; Christchurch

Unknown 100

Christchurch; Lance Corporal; NZ Army Service Corps

Unknown 101

1st (CYC) Canterbury Mounted Rifles; Christchurch

Unknown 102

4th NZRB Patch; NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 103

23rd Rfts; Christchurch

Unknown 104

29th Rfts; C Company; Christchurch

Unknown 105

2nd Lieutenant; Officer; Specialist Company (MG); Wellington. Bartlett Studio.

Unknown 107

7th Rfts; C Company; Christchurch

Unknown 109

10th Rfts; A Squadron

Unknown 111

11th (Taranaki) Regiment; QSA; Service Chevrons (3)

Unknown 112

"Bert", 25th Rfts

Unknown 113

8th Rfts; E Company

Unknown 114

9th Rfts; B Company; Corporal

Unknown 115

12th Rfts; A Company

Unknown 116

34th Rfts; 5th (Wellington) Regiment; B Company

Unknown 117

G Company, 17th Reinforcements.

Unknown 118

Officer, 4th (Otago) Regiment.

Unknown 119

C Squadron, 9th Reinforcements.

Unknown 120

C Squadron, 9th Reinforcements.

Unknown 122

4th NZRB

Unknown 123

5th (Wellington) Regiment. Bartlett and Andrew Studio.

Unknown 124

1st (CYC) Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Unknown 125

Featherston

Unknown 126

NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 127

NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 128

Specialist Company (MG)

Unknown 129

23rd Rfts; NZ Mounted Rifles

Unknown 130

4th NZRB Patch; NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 131

20th Rfts

Unknown 133

12th (Otago) Mounted Rifles

Unknown 134

14th (South Otago) Regiment; 25th Rfts

Unknown 135

17th (Ruahine) Regiment

Unknown 136

NZ Medical Corps

Unknown 138

22nd Rfts; D Company

Unknown 137

20th Rfts

Unknown 139

16th Rfts; C Company

Unknown 140

25th Rfts

Unknown 141

12th (Otago) Mounted Rifles

Unknown 142

16th Rfts; D Company

Unknown 143

29th Rfts

Unknown 144

23rd Rfts; A Company

Unknown 145

21st Rfts

Unknown 146

Bandsman

Unknown 147

15th Rfts; "Alva Studio, Christchurch"

Unknown 148

2nd (South Canterbury) Regiment; Wound Stripe (1)

Unknown 149

1st NZRB Patch; Lance Corporal

Unknown 150

2nd Lieutenant; 9th (Wellington East Coast) Regiment; Officer; Wound Stripe (2)

Unknown 151
Unknown 152

NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 153

5th (Otago Hussars) Mounted Rifles; Lance Corporal

Unknown 154

23rd Rfts

Unknown 155

NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 156

NZ Mounted Rifles

Unknown 157

9th (Wellington East Coast) Regiment; Lewis Gunner; Service Chevrons (3)

Unknown 158

"Crown Studio, Christchurch"; NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 159

NZ Field Artillery

Unknown 160

Possibly Rarotongan or Niuean?

Unknown 161

NZ Mounted Rifles

Unknown 162

"Herbert"

Unknown 163

NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 164

20th Rfts

Unknown 165

18th Rfts

Unknown 166

21st Rfts

Unknown 167

17th (Ruahine) Regiment

Unknown 168

17th Rfts; C Company

Unknown 169

9th Rfts; D Squadron

Unknown 170

Bandsman; NZ Medical Corps; "Tesla Studio, Wanganui"

Unknown 171

NZ Medical Corps

Unknown 172

11th Rfts; D Squadron

Unknown 173

11th Rfts; C Company; Lance Corporal

Unknown 174

11th Rfts; C Company

Unknown 175

28th Rfts; F Company

Unknown 176

12th Rfts; D Company

Unknown 177

33rd Rfts

Unknown 178
Unknown 179

19th Rfts

Unknown 180

19th Rfts

Unknown 181

19th Rfts; C Company

Unknown 182
Unknown 183

10th Rfts; C Company

Unknown 184

10th Rfts; C Company

Unknown 185

23rd Rfts

Unknown 186

18th Rfts

Unknown 187

21st Rfts; Lance Corporal

Unknown 188

21st Rfts; Lance Corporal

Unknown 189
Unknown 190

27th Rfts; "Oakleys Studio, Blenheim"

Unknown 191

16th Rfts; B Company; Hawera

Unknown 192

8th Rfts; C Company

Unknown 193

27th Rfts; Christchurch

Unknown 194

17th Rfts; NZ Rifle Brigade; Whangarei

Unknown 195

NZ Rifle Brigade; Whangarei

Unknown 196

15th Rfts; D Company

Unknown 197

17th Rfts; J Company

Unknown 198

29th Rfts; Lance Corporal

Unknown 199

NZ Veterinary Corps

Unknown 200

11th (Taranaki) Regiment; Wound Stripe (1)

Unknown 201

NZ Medical Corps

Unknown 202

16th (Waikato) Regiment; Corporal

Unknown 203

14th Rfts; C Company

Unknown 204

16th Rfts; G Company; "Kapai Studio, Dunedin"

Unknown 205

23rd Rfts

Unknown 206

11th Rfts; B Company

Unknown 207

Officer

Unknown 208

"Bert"; 26th Rfts; G Company

Unknown 209

15th Rfts; "Crown Studio, Christchurch"

Unknown 210

12th Rfts; Lance Corporal; NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 211

28th Rfts; E Company

Unknown 212

38th Rfts; NZ Mounted Rifles

Unknown 213

15th Rfts; D Company; Wrigglesworth and Binns

Unknown 214

18th Rfts

Unknown 215

8th Rfts; NZ Field Engineers; "Rose Studio, Westport"

Unknown 216

1st NZRB Patch; NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 217

24th Rfts; Auckland; Lance Corporal; "Schmidt Studio, Auckland"

Unknown 218

1st NZRB Patch; Corporal; NZ Rifle Brigade; "Southampton, UK"

Unknown 219

NZ Field Artillery; Signals Patch

Unknown 220

17th (Ruahine) Regiment; "Gilling Studio, Edgeware Rd, UK"

Unknown 221

13th Rfts; D Company

Unknown 222

1st NZRB Patch; NZ Rifle Brigade

Unknown 223

8th (Southland) Regiment

Unknown 224

NZ Rifle Brigade, MM Ribbon; Sergeant; 3 Years Service Chevrons

Unknown 225

1st NZRB Patch; NZ Rifle Brigade; MM Ribbon

Unknown 226

4th Battalion, NZRB; unknown medal ribbon.

Unknown 227

NZ Rifle Brigade; Alva Studios, Chch.

Unknown 228

Specialist (MG) Company.

Unknown 229

D Company, possibly 20th Reinforcements.

Unknown 230

NZ Rifle Brigade; Corporal

Unknown 231

NZ Mounted Rifles; Corporal.

Unknown232

NZ Field Artillery