Local World War I Roll of Honour Now Online

Monday 7 April 2014

2014 is the one hundreth anniversary of the start of World War I.  As part of the Centenary Commemorations, staff at Tasman District Libraries have digitized the World War I Roll of Honour which contains photographs and information about the servicemen from Tasman and Nelson who were killed in World War I. The Roll of Honour was compiled by Cyd Daughtrey and Eileen Thawley, and until recently could only be viewed at Richmond Library.

It is now available online through the Kete Tasman website which is hosted by Tasman District Libraries.  The online Roll of Honour also includes links to further information about each soldier, such as their Cenotaph Database Record and Military Personnel File.

As well as viewing the Roll of Honour, members of the public can also add their own family photographs, letters, or personal stories to Kete Tasman, including photos and stories of life at home at this time.  

The Imaginarium at Richmond Library has sound recording, scanning and slide scanning equipment that people can use free of charge to make their World War I materials digital. Members of the public can book Richmond Library staff to assist them to digitize and upload their family materials to Kete Tasman.

Related Links:

www.tasman.govt.nz newzealand.govt.nz