ON­LINE CENO­TAPH

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More than 100,000WWII Army records are be­ing made freely avail­able for the first time through an on­line ceno­taph. Auck­land Mu­seum is invit­ing the public to add what they know to the records of New Zealand ser­vice­men and women who served in the Sec­ond WorldWar. Nearly eight decades ago this week - on Septem­ber 12 1939 - en­list­ment for the Sec­ond New Zealand Ex­pe­di­tionary Force (2NZEF) got un­der­way, sig­nalling the start of this coun­try’s in­volve­ment in the Sec­ond World War. Of the 140,000 New Zealan­ders dis­patched to serve over­seas in WWII, 104,000 of them served with the 2NZEF. Auck­land Mu­seum is now­mak­ing these WWII Army per­son­nel records pub­licly ac­ces­si­ble through On­line Ceno­taph. On­line Ceno­taph en­ables the public to add in­for­ma­tion to in­di­vid­ual records or to lay a poppy on the page of dif­fer­ent ser­vice­men or women to re­mem­ber them. More than 80,000 pieces of in­for­ma­tion have been added to the records since 2015. For more in­for­ma­tion visit http:/ /www.auck­land­mu­seum.com.

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