I know that the person I am researching died after he/she returned from the war, but his/her name does not appear on the District Council Cemetery databases here in Northland. Why is this?
This could be for a variety of reasons. The veteran:
* didn’t die in the Northland area.
* was not buried or cremated within the Northland area.
* died in the Northland area but was buried/cremated outside of the district, whether elsewhere in NZ or overseas.
* died in the Northland area but was not buried in any of the cemeteries directly administered by the Whangarei District Council, the Far North District Council and the Auckland Council, in the Rodney area.
* has had their name either incorrectly recorded or recorded differently to the name you are searching for on the database. Try different permutations such as swapping the first and middle names around, searching under just the first name or searching under a known nickname.
A list of rural cemeteries on the periphery of the Whangarei district are to be found here. They are not administered by council. You may also like to further research the Hukerenui, Kaurihohore, Marua and Waipu cemeteries as only some of their records feature on the Whangarei District Council database.
Unfortunately the cemeteries at Mangawai, Arapohue, Tokatoka, Dargaville and Redhill which are administered by the Kaipara District Council have no online database at time of writing, so further research will be needed in respect of these. In the first instance you will want to contact the council. The council also supports the maintenance of the Kaiwaka and Otamatea RSA cemeteries.