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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Second World War, 1939–45

Members of the armed services could qualify for up to a maximum of five of the eight campaign stars awarded during the war, and two medals, as follows:

All these were general British awards and, in addition, the New Zealand Government obtained Royal assent to issue the New Zealand War Service Medal, 1939–45, to all New Zealand servicemen who completed 28 days of mobilised service. This medal was also issued for six months' service in the New Zealand Home Guard.