'The Original RSA'

Welcome to the Home of The Original Returned

and Services Association


'The Original RSA'

The Christchurch Memorial Returned and Services Association was originally formed in Christchurch as ‘The Returned Soldiers Club’ on 14 December 1915 by the first wounded Veterans returning home from Gallipoli and the other battlefields of World War 1. It is the first and oldest RSA in New Zealand and as such it is the parent of the RNZRSA movement in New Zealand.

 The Mission of the Christchurch Memorial RSA is to;

Create an RSA motivated by compassioncourage and comittment to the Advocacy and Support of former and serving personnel and their families during reintergration into civilliam life and beyond.


We wish all our members and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Our Office is closed now until the 17th of January 2022.

Our contact email is:


If you have an issue concerning Welfare or Support please contact the office by:

Ph 033799724

Email: Office@theoriginalrsa.org.nz