Update on New Zealand military categories [closed]

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Sometime ago (not sure how many years ago to be exact), I had made the decision to flesh out the military structure of New Zealand during WWI and WWII. At the time, I wasn't aware of the stickers for these conflicts.

Back in June, I had made the commitment to rectify the error as a result of everything had been setup.

Despite the ongoing health complications I'm dealing with, those promised adjustments have been completed. Everything is nested under the respective categories:

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in The Tree House by Richard Shelley G2G6 Pilot (220k points)
closed by Richard Shelley
I have looked through the WWII categories and cannot see any that cover the Pacific Islands?
The 3rd New Zealand Division.
The associated battalions are there
Cannot figure out how to add category. My Father Soppet-14 is same as McKenzie-5595

Having a look at what I assume to be his record... It looks like he was in the New Zealand Ordnance Corps. My assumption is that would to 2nd New Zealand Ordnance Corps. You present this either as [[Category:2nd New Zealand Ordnance Corps, New Zealand Army, World War II]]

or

{{World War II|branch=New Zealand|units=2nd New Zealand Ordnance Corps|unit=2nd New Zealand Ordnance Corps|startdate=Jan 5 1942|enddate=Sep 20 1944|rank=Corporal}}

Thank you Richard. Correct record. Also I have his army file. End date20 Sep 1944.

I like your second option. Where do I paste it?
Updated option 2 for you
Thank you Richard. Got it done.

From 4 Feb 1941 to 4 Jan 1942 he served in Auckland Mounted Rifles. He was a regimental saddler.

Is there a category for this?
There isn't currently. The unit categories at the moment are of those that were deployed overseas. Slowly figuring out what the structure was for those who were in the Home Guard / Territorial
Thanks for the amazing work on this. Is there any chance of having the WAAC added? (Womens Auxiliary Army Corps). I have a couple of ancestors there.

Here you are Matt

Cheers. (Link broken but I managed to find it) . Will add my people in due course.
I'm sorry, fixed the link!

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Thank you; A big job and very tidily done. It'll be a rainy day project, fitting all the Anzac stickered servicemen into individual regimental categories.
by Valerie Willis G2G6 Mach 7 (79.6k points)

Honestly, to me there was a certain amount of integrity tethered to this... purely from the perspective that I'd started this, said that I was going to fix my 'creation' and after a couple of months later wasn't quite there.

There have been two things that I've found hard while doing this:

  1. During WWI, having multiple battalions of a regiment spread across several brigades
  2. Having WWI units of similar names and trying to distinguish which was which
  3. During WWII, having 5 active divisions and trying to continually switch tabs to remember which brigades was associated with which division
  4. The hardest aspect with the WWII units is there are personnel who were added after being rearranged into the more modern/current unit resulting in difficulty identifying what and where that unit belongs

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