Aucklander William Sanders was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery when the Q-ship he commanded was attacked by a German U-boat on 30 April 1917. He is the only New Zealander to have won the award in a naval action.
Map showing locations where New Zealanders serving in New Zealand forces have won the Victoria Cross (VC). We have tried to make the locations as accurate as possible, with the exception of Willie Apiata's VC action, the location of which has not been revealed to the public. To zoom in, either double click on the map or use the + and - zoom tool on the left.