Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Military Service

 

Also see War Cemetery Records.

Also see Monuments and War Memorials.

Also see Honours and Awards.

 

BRITISH MILITARY FORCES 1788-1870

Victoria was part of the British Colony of New South Wales from 1788 until 1851. In 1851 Victoria separated from New South Wales becoming the British Colony of Victoria.

From 1788 to 1790 the Colony of New South Wales was defended by Royal Marines. From 1790 to 1810 the Australian colonies were defended by the New South Wales Corps. From 1810 to 1870, the Australian colonies were defended by British Army regiments. A list of the regiments that served in Australia from 1810 to 1870 may be seen at Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_Army_regiments_that_served_in_Australia_between_1810_and_1870

 

GENERAL RECORDS

For British Military Births see British Military Birth Records.

For British Military Marriages see British Military Marriage Records.

For British Military Deaths see British Military Death Records.

For British Military Wills see British Military Wills.

 

ARMY RECORDS

The British War Office records relating to Australia have been digitized and can be seen at the Australian Joint Copying Project. These include regimental lists and pay lists for regiments stationed in Victoria. They also include the records of the Royal Chelsea and Kilmainham Hospitals from 1845 to 1880. These include returns of payment of army and other pensions. Many army pensioners retired to Australia. See British Government.

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ARMY SERVICE RECORDS 1760-1939

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-service-records

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ARMY SERVICE RECORDS 1760-1939 IMAGE BROWSE

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-service-records-image-browse

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ARMY RECORDS AND REGIMENTAL HISTORIES

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-records-and-regimental-histories

 

ANCESTRY - SCOTLAND, EDINBURGH, ARMY ATTESTATION REGISTERS, 1796-1857

This collection contains attestation records from Edinburgh, Scotland for recruits into the army between 1796 and 1857 and all records are handwritten in English. Also included are full time members of volunteer regiments such as drummer boys. These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/62349/

 

ANCESTRY - UK, BRITISH ARMY MUSTER BOOKS AND PAY LISTS, 1812-1817

This series includes colonial troops. The records are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/60546/

 

FINDMYPAST- BRITISH ARMY, WORLDWIDE INDEX 1841

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-worldwide-index-1841

FINDMYPAST- BRITISH ARMY, WORLDWIDE INDEX 1851

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-worldwide-index-1851

FINDMYPAST- BRITISH ARMY, WORLDWIDE INDEX 1861

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-worldwide-index-1861

FINDMYPAST- BRITISH ARMY, WORLDWIDE INDEX 1871

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-worldwide-index-1871

 
DESERTERS

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, MILITARY DESERTERS 1812-1927

This collection is comprised of lists of deserters from His or Her Majesty's Service, published in the United Kingdom Police Gazette between 1812 and 1927.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/60961/

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, MILITARY DESERTERS, 1812-1927

This collection is an index to soldiers of British army regiments who deserted their units from Her/His Majesty’s Service and whose names were published in the United Kingdom Police Gazette between 1812 and 1927.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1321/uk-military-deserters-1812-1927

 

FINDMYPAST - ARMY DESERTERS 1828-1840

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/army-deserters-1828-1840

 

OFFICERS

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ARMY LISTS AND COMMISSION REGISTERS 1661-1826

This collection includes over 118,000 records that span from 1661 when the British Army (then the English Army) was originally founded, until 1826.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-lists-and-commission-registers-1661-1826

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WAR OFFICE: BRITISH ARMY RECORDS OF OFFICERS' SERVICES 1764-1932

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1073/uk-war-office-british-army-records-of-officers-services-1764-1932

 

FINDMYPAST - ARMY LIST 1787

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/army-list-1787

 

MYHERITAGE - BRITISH ARMY INDEX, 1787

This collection provides a full index to The Army List, 1787 (published by the War-Office 15 Feb 1787) including officers on half-pay.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10108/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FINDMYPAST - ARMY LIST 1798

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/army-list-1798

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ARMY, ARMY LISTS 1839-1946

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-army-lists-1839-1946

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ARMY, ARMY LISTS 1839-1946 IMAGE BROWSE

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-army-lists-1839-1946-image-browse

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND - HART'S ANNUAL ARMY LISTS 1839-1915

These are digitized copies of Hart's Annual Army Lists. They list the names of all the officers and the regiments they were in across the British Empire.

https://digital.nls.uk/british-military-lists/archive/100739612

 

FINDMYPAST - HARTS ARMY LIST 1840

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/harts-army-list-1840

 

FOLD3 - UNITED KINGDOM, WAR OFFICE: RECORDS OF OFFICERS' SERVICES (WO76) 1846-1875

This series comprises records of officers' services. The records give the different ranks held by the officer and his services, together with certain personal particulars. The dates listed for the series overlap and may not be reliable. Pieces 1-379 are arranged and grouped by regimental record office, with pieces 380-533 similarly arranged by units as brigaded in 1962. Pieces 534-554 are listed in order of regimental precedence.

https://www.fold3.com/publication/1073/uk-war-office-records-of-officers-services

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ARMY, ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS 1716-1899

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-royal-artillery-officers-1716-1899

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ARMY OFFICER PROMOTIONS 1800-1815

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-officer-promotions-1800-1815

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, OFFICERS' BIRTH CERTIFICATES, WILLS AND PERSONAL PAPERS, 1755-1908

This collection contains documents used to legally prove the pension claims of deceased or disabled officers in the British military between 1755 and 1908. Documents may include wills, pension records, records of birth, baptism, marriage, and death. The records are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/62614/

 

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (ENGLAND) - OFFICERS' BIRTH CERTIFICATES, WILLS AND PERSONAL PAPERS, 1755-1908

Certificates of birth, baptism, marriage and death, with wills, administrations, statements of services and personal papers of officers and their families, in cases where the officer died on service or on half pay and his widow applied for a pension, or application was made for a child's compassionate allowance.

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14251

 

FINDMYPAST- BRITISH ARMY OFFICERS' WIDOWS' PENSION FORMS 1755-1908

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-officers-widows-pension-forms-1755-1908

 

PENSIONERS

 

CHELSEA PENSIONERS

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is the home of the Chelsea Pensioners, who are all retired soldiers of the British Army. Since 1692 they have offered care and comradeship for veterans in recognition of their loyal service to the United Kingdom.

https://www.chelsea-pensioners.co.uk/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - PENSION PAYMENTS 1845-1880

Original records housed at the Public Record Office (now the National Archives), London. These records pertain to pension payments to former members of the various branches of the British military, or to their widows and children, who had settled in places other than Great Britain.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/545881?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (ENGLAND) - ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA ADMISSION BOOKS, REGISTERS AND PAPERS, 1702-1933

The records in this series consist of registers, admission books, ledgers etc relating to army pensioners and the payment of pensions. Most, but by no means all, relate to pensions payable by the Commissioners of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, to either in-pensioners or out-pensioners

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14232

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA ADMISSION BOOKS, REGISTERS AND PAPERS, 1702-1933

This collection contains images of records from the Royal Hospital Chelsea dated between 1702 and 1933. The records include admission books, registers, and ledgers related to the payment of British military pensions. They are divided into four groups and are listed chronologically within each group, which includes out-pensioners, in-pensioners, officers, and civilian employees. In-pensioners were veterans who forfeited their pension in exchange for residency at the hospital. Out-pensioners lived in their own residences in the United Kingdom or abroad and received their pensions in cash payments. The records are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/62624/

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL HOSPITAL, CHELSEA: REGIMENTAL REGISTERS OF PENSIONERS, 1713-1882

The Royal Hospital Chelsea was the administrative office for the British army and was responsible for distributing pension payments to British soldiers since the 1680s. While some pensioners surrendered their pension to the hospital and lived there (“in-pensioners”), many more lived outside the confines and received their pensions elsewhere (“out-pensioners”). This database contains records for soldiers who were applying for their pension after service in the British military. The records also include records of discharge.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/3255/

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA PENSIONER ADMISSIONS AND DISCHARGES, 1715-1925

This collection is made up of registers of the award of out-pensions of the Royal Hospital Chelsea to soldiers discharged from the British Army who had served for at least 12 years.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/60917/

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA PENSIONER ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE RECORDS 1715-1925

These records include registers of discharged soldiers from the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/967/uk-royal-hospital-chelsea-pensioner-admission-and-discharge-records

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA PENSIONER SOLDIER SERVICE RECORDS, 1760-1920

This collection comprises service documents of soldiers (but not officers) who either became in- or out-pensioners of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61068/

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA PENSIONER SERVICE RECORDS, 1760-1925

This collection comprises service documents of soldiers (but not officers) who either became in- or out-pensioners of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/972/uk-royal-hospital-chelsea-pensioner-service-records-1760-1925

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL HOSPITAL, CHELSEA RETURNS OF PAYMENT OF ARMY AND OTHER PENSIONS, 1842-1883

This collection includes records of pension payments from the Royal Hospital Chelsea dated between 1842 and 1883. The records include entries related to pensions for British Army servicemen and other miscellaneous pensions.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/62604/

 

ANCESTRY - IRELAND, ROYAL HOSPITAL KILMAINHAM PENSIONER DISCHARGE DOCUMENTS, 1724-1924

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, located near Dublin, Ireland, dates back to 1680 and provided a home for retired soldiers for the around 250 years. While some pensioners surrendered their pension to the hospital and lived there (“in-pensioners”), many more lived outside the confines and received their pensions elsewhere (“out-pensioners”). Pensions from the Royal Hospital Kilmainham were administered to soldiers who had served for at least 12 years in the British Army and were discharged from Irish regiments, as well as from some English, Scottish and Welsh units.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/60908/

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - IRELAND, ROYAL HOSPITAL, KILMAINHAM, PENSIONERS' DISCHARGE DOCUMENTS, 1704-1924

Pensioners' certificates from the Royal Kilmainham Hospital in Ireland.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/968/ireland-royal-hospital-kilmainham-pensioners-discharge-documents-1704-1924

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, OFFICERS' BIRTH CERTIFICATES, WILLS AND PERSONAL PAPERS, 1755-1908

This collection contains documents used to legally prove the pension claims of deceased or disabled officers in the British military between 1755 and 1908. Documents may include wills, pension records, records of birth, baptism, marriage, and death. The records are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/62614/

 

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (ENGLAND) - OFFICERS' BIRTH CERTIFICATES, WILLS AND PERSONAL PAPERS, 1755-1908

Certificates of birth, baptism, marriage and death, with wills, administrations, statements of services and personal papers of officers and their families, in cases where the officer died on service or on half pay and his widow applied for a pension, or application was made for a child's compassionate allowance.

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14251

 

FINDMYPAST- BRITISH ARMY OFFICERS' WIDOWS' PENSION FORMS 1755-1908

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-army-officers-widows-pension-forms-1755-1908

 

TRAVEL RECORDS

 

MUSEUMS OF HISTORY, NEW SOUTH WALES STATE ARCHIVES COLLECTION - UNASSISTED IMMIGRANTS INDEX 1842-1855

Unassisted (or free) passengers who came to Australia at their own expense, including ships' crew and military.

https://mhnsw.au/indexes/immigration-and-shipping/unassisted-immigrants-index/

 

MEDALS

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, MILITARY CAMPAIGN MEDAL AND AWARD ROLLS, 1793-1949

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/1686/

 

COURT MARTIAL RECORDS

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, NAVAL AND MILITARY COURTS MARTIAL REGISTERS, 1806-1930

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/60780/

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, COURTS MARTIAL REGISTERS 1806-1930

Various UK naval and military courts martial registers, including records from Naval, Field General, Military, District and General Courts.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/953/uk-courts-martial-registers-1806-1930

 

NAVY RECORDS

The British Admirality records relating to Australia have been digitized and can be seen at the Australian Joint Copying Project. These include records of His or Her Majesty's ships 1673-1893, records of service 1739-1822 and records of Royal Marines 1803-1817. See British Government.

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES SERVICE AND PENSION RECORDS 1704-1939

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-royal-navy-and-royal-marines-service-and-pension-records-1704-1939

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES SERVICE AND PENSION RECORDS 1704-1919 BROWSE

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-royal-navy-and-royal-marines-service-and-pension-records-browse-1704-1919

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ROYAL NAVY, SHIPS' MUSTERS 1739-1861

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-royal-navy-ships-musters

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ROYAL NAVY PERSONNEL 1831

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-royal-navy-personnel-1831

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL NAVY REGISTER, 1853-1924

An index of Royal Navy personnel from 1853 to 1924

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1351/uk-royal-navy-register-1853-1924

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITISH ROYAL NAVY ALLOTMENT DECLARATIONS 1795-1852

From 1795 petty officers, seamen, non-commissioned officers, and marines were allowed to remit part of their wages for the maintenance of their mothers, wives, or families. In order to achieve an allotment, the individual needed to complete an allotment declaration, and then their payments were entered into a register of allotments. The database is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/british-royal-navy-allotment-declarations-1795-1852

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, WILLS OF ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES PERSONNEL 1786-1882

These records are the original wills of warrant officers and ratings as well as Royal Marines other ranks. They are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/62613/

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL NAVY MEDICAL JOURNALS, 1817-1856

The journals in this database were kept by ships medical officers, who were required to keep a record of patients, treatments, and outcomes during a voyage. This collection includes 671 volumes. The majority are convict ships bound for Australia.The journals are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/2318/

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL NAVY MEDICAL JOURNALS 1817-1856

This collection contains images of medical journals from 19th-century British ships (1817-1857), which include names of patients and other passengers and crew aboard. The journals in this database were kept by ships’ medical officers, who were required to keep a record of patients, treatments, and outcomes during a voyage. This collection includes 671 volumes, each from a single ship and covering a particular time period. The majority are convict ships bound for Australia or Van Diemen’s Land.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/960/uk-royal-navy-medical-journals-1817-1856

 

NAVAL SEAMEN

 

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (ENGLAND) - ROYAL NAVY RATINGS' SERVICE RECORDS 1853-1928 (ADM 139,188,362 AND 363)

Available here are over 700,000 Royal Navy service records for ratings who entered the service between 1853 and 1928. A rate or rating is a junior enlisted member who is not a warrant officer or commissioned officer. Some of the records cover periods of service up to at least 1950.The database is searchable. Images of service records are available on a pay-to-view basis.

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/royal-navy-ratings-service-records-1853-1928/

 

ANCESTRY - WEB: UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL NAVAL SEAMEN INDEX, 1853-1872

This data is published by the National Archives of the United Kingdom.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/70684/

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL NAVY REGISTERS OF SEAMEN'S SERVICES, 1848-1939 (ADM 188,362 AND 363)

These are held by the National Archives of the United Kingdom, Kew, Surrey, England. These registers record the service of seamen in the Royal Navy. Details given include birthdate, birthplace, vessels served on, and dates of service. The registers include seamen who began their service as early as 1848, with dates of service up through 1928 for most records. The records are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/60522/

 

FOLD3 - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL NAVY REGISTERS OF SEAMEN SERVICES 1848-1928

These registers record the service of seamen in the Royal Navy. Records include birthdate, birthplace, vessels served on, and dates of service. The registers include seamen who began their service as early as 1848, with dates of service up through 1928 for most records, though there are a few records with dates post-1939.

https://www.fold3.com/publication/992/royal-navy-registers-of-seamen-services

 

MYHERITAGE - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL NAVY RATINGS’ SERVICE RECORDS INDEX, 1853-1928

This collection is an index of over 800,000 Royal Navy service records for ratings who entered the service between 1853 and 1928. A rate or rating is a junior enlisted member who is not a warrant officer or commissioned officer. The content in this collection originates from the National Archives in England.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10793/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

MARINES

 

FAMILYSEARCH - LISTS OF ROYAL MARINES ETC

This contains alphabetical card files and lists of Royal Marines, ca. 1838-1849. Records were in possession of Clarice M. Cubbin, Cardiff Heights, New South Wales.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/407934?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (ENGLAND) - ROYAL MARINES' SERVICE RECORDS 1842-1925 (ADM 159)

The database is searchable. Images of service records are available on a pay-to-view basis.

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/royal-marines-service-records-1842-1925/

 

ANCESTRY - WEB: UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL MARINES REGISTERS OF SERVICE INDEX 1842-1925 (ADM 159)

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/9739/

 

MYHERITAGE - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL MARINES’ SERVICE RECORDS INDEX, 1842-1925

This collection is comprised of service registers of men who joined the Royal Marines between 1842 and 1925. The content in this collection originates from the National Archives in England.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10796/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL MARINES REGISTERS OF SERVICE INDEX, 1842-1925

The Royal Marines Registers of Service Index are the service registers of around 110,000 of non-commissioned marine ranks who joined the United Kingdom’s Royal Marines between 1842 and 1925.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1373/uk-royal-marines-registers-of-service-index-1842-1925

 

OFFICERS

 

ANCESTRY - UK, COMMISSIONED SEA OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1660-1815

This database is a listing of the officers who served in the Royal Navy. Beside the name of each officer is his rank and the year in which he served in that rank. The records are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/7268/

 

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (ENGLAND) - ROYAL NAVAL OFFICERS' SERVICE RECORDS 1756-1931 (ADM 196).

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/royal-naval-officers-service-records.htm

 

ANCESTRY - WEB: UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL NAVAL OFFICERS' SERVICE RECORDS INDEX, 1756-1931

This data is published by the National Archives of the United Kingdom.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/70686/

 

MYHERITAGE - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS’ SERVICE RECORDS INDEX, 1756-1931

This collection is comprised of service records for officers who joined the Royal Navy between 1756 and 1931. The collection includes service records for commissioned officers joining the Navy up to 1917 and warrant officers joining up to 1931. They also feature the records of Royal Marines officers commissioned between 1793 and 1925. The content in this collection originates from the National Archives in England.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10801/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITAIN, ROYAL NAVY, NAVY LISTS 1827-1945

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/britain-royal-navy-navy-lists-1827-1945

FINDMYPAST - BRITAIN, ROYAL NAVY, NAVY LISTS 1827-1945 BROWSE

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/britain-royal-navy-navy-lists-1827-1945-browse

 

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (ENGLAND) - ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS’ SERVICE RECORD CARDS AND FILES c1840-c1920 (ADM 340).

These records consist of over 5,000 officers’ service records for men and women serving in the Royal Navy, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and Women’s Royal Naval Service.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/navy-cards-and-files.asp

 

ANCESTRY - WEB: UNITED KINGDOM, NAVAL OFFICERS' SERVICE RECORD CARDS AND FILES INDEX, 1880-1950s

This data is published by the National Archives of the United Kingdom.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/60381/

 

FINDMYPAST - ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS' SERVICE RECORD CARDS AND FILES, 1840-1920

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/royal-navy-officers-service-record-cards-and-files-1840-1920

 

ANCESTRY - BRITISH NAVAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY 1849

This database contains a biographical dictionary of every living officer in the British Navy in 1849.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8546/

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, BRITISH NAVAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, 1849

This collection contains biographies of officers in the British Navy in 1849. Author William R. O'Byrne began the project by compiling the officers' naval records and family records in a book originally published in 1849. Records in the collection are typed and composed in a narrative format. Access is free.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1415/uk-british-naval-biographical-dictionary-1849

 

ANCESTRY - UK, NAVY LISTS, 1888-1970

This database includes multiple volumes of the Navy List, the Royal Navy's official published list of officers. The list includes both commissioned and warrant officers, and along with names, lists can indicate rank, seniority, decorations, and other details.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/2406/

 

PENSIONERS

 

FAMILYSEARCH - PENSION PAYMENTS 1845-1880

Original records housed at the Public Record Office (now the National Archives), London. These records pertain to pension payments to former members of the various branches of the British military, or to their widows and children, who had settled in places other than Great Britain.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/545881?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

MEDALS

 

ANCESTRY - UK, NAVAL MEDAL AND AWARD ROLLS, 1793-1972

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/1687/

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, NAVAL GOLD MEDAL RECIPIENTS, 1793-1815

This collection covers claimants of the Naval Gold Medal, which was awarded between 1793 and 1815 to senior officers of the Royal Navy for specified actions.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1394/uk-naval-gold-medal-recipients-1793-1815

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, ROYAL NAVY MEDAL ROLLS, 1793-1955

Rolls and lists of officers and men of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines who were awarded or claimed medals and clasps issued to commemorate actions and campaigns.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1368/uk-royal-navy-medal-rolls-1793-1955

 

COURT MARTIAL RECORDS

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, NAVAL AND MILITARY COURTS MARTIAL REGISTERS, 1806-1930

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/60780/

 

FOLD3 - UK, COURTS MARTIAL REGISTERS 1806-1930

This collection contains various United Kingdom naval and military courts martial registers, including records from Naval, Field General, Military, District and General Courts covering the years 1806 to 1930.

https://www.fold3.com/publication/953/uk-courts-martial-registers

 

VICTORIAN COLONIAL MILITARY FORCES 1854-1901

The colony of Victoria had militia and naval militia forces and permanent artillery and naval forces.


NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - VICTORIAN COLONIAL DEFENCE PERSONNEL RECORDS 1854-1901

The colony of Victoria had militia and naval militia forces and permanent artillery and naval forces. The records are held in Melbourne and date from 1863. Some of the records have been digitized. The following is Fact Sheet 134 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-134-colonial-defence-personnel-records-held-in-melbourne.pdf

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - NAVY CREW AND SHIPS RECORDS

These include logbooks. The following is Fact Sheet 31 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-31-Navy-crew-and-ships-records.pdf

 

FRIENDS OF CERBERUS - INFORMATION ON THE VICTORIAN NAVY

This includes certificates of service for the Permanent Victorian Navy Force 1884-1905 sourced from the National Archives of Australia (B5537, Volume 1).

http://www.cerberus.com.au


OFFICERS

The appointment, promotion and transfer of officers in the Victorian Colonial Armed Forces may be found in Victoria Government Gazettes. See Victorian Government Gazettes.

 

ARMY RECORDS

The Army included the Australian Flying Corps from 1912 to 1921; the Royal Australian Air Force was formed in 1921.

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - REGISTERS OF SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES PAID TO THE DEFENCE FORCES, VICTORIA 1863-1912 (B5721)

These are partly digitized. They include the Permanent Artillery Corps.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - REGISTERS OF SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES PAID TO THE VICTORIAN ARTILLERY AND VICTORIAN REGIMENT, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY 1890-1911 (B5718)

These are partly digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ARMY SERVICE RECORDS

The following is Fact Sheet 136 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-136-army-service-records.pdf

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - PERMANENT MILITARY FORCES AND ARMY MILITIA DOSSIERS 1901-1973 (B4717)

The database includes members of the Permanent Military Forces 1901 to circa 1945. The records are digitized. The records are incomplete, covering only some army personnel who served during this period. Some records have been digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ARMY PERSONNEL FILES, 1947-PRESENT (B2458)

The files are indexed through the catalogue and some have been digitized. This series includes National Servicemen conscripted under the scheme operating from the mid 1960s until the early 1970s.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ARMY ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS HELD IN MELBOURNE 1901-1962

The records are held in series described as 'correspondence files' which in general cover the wide range of Australian Army policy, operational and administrative issues.They include files relating to rifle ranges, drill halls and training depots. The following is Fact Sheet 135 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-135-army-administrative-records-held-in-melbourne.pdf

 

OFFICERS

The appointment, promotion and transfer of officers in the Australian Armed Forces may be found in Commonwealth Government Gazettes. See Commonwealth Government Gazettes.

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE, DUNTROON

The following is Fact Sheet 165 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-165-royal-military-college-duntroon.pdf

 

NAVY RECORDS

 

AUSTRALIAN NAVAL FORCES 1903-1911

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - AUSTRALIAN NAVAL FORCE RECORDS 1903-1911

Australian Naval Force service records from 1901 to 1913 are held by the Australian War Memorial. The Australian Naval Force Engagement and Service Records database contains the details of Australian sailors before the formation of the Royal Australian Navy.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Australian%20Naval%20Force

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - VICTORIAN NAVAL FORCES ENROLMENT BOOK 1884-1911 (B5520)

This has been digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - CERTIFICATES OF SERVICE, VICTORIAN NAVY AND COMMONWEALTH NAVY FORCES VICTORIA 1884-1911 (B5537)

These are partly digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

FRIENDS OF CERBERUS - INFORMATION ON THE VICTORIAN NAVY

This includes certificates of service for the Permanent Victorian Navy Force 1884-1905 sourced from the National Archives of Australia (B5537, Volume 1).

http://www.cerberus.com.au

 

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY 1911-PRESENT

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - NAVY SERVICE RECORDS HELD IN MELBOURNE 1911-1959

The following is Fact Sheet 138 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-138-navy-service-records-held-in-melbourne.pdf

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - NAVY SERVICE RECORDS HELD IN CANBERRA

The following is Fact Sheet 30 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-30-Navy-service-records.pdf

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - NAVY CREW AND SHIPS RECORDS

The following is Fact Sheet 31 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-31-Navy-crew-and-ships-records.pdf

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - SERVICE CARDS FOR PETTY OFFICERS AND MEN 1911-1970 (A6770)

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - NAVY ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS HELD IN MELBOURNE 1911-1959

The following is Fact Sheet 137 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-137-navy-administrative-records-held-in-melbourne.pdf

 

OFFICERS

The appointment, promotion and transfer of officers in the Australian Armed Forces may be found in Commonwealth Government Gazettes. See Commonwealth Government Gazettes.

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - SERVICE CARDS FOR NAVY OFFICERS 1911-1970 (A6769)

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS - NAVAL OFFICERS 1912-PRESENT (A3978)

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, NAVY LISTS, 1888-1970

This database includes multiple volumes of the Navy List, the Royal Navy's official published list of officers. The list includes both commissioned and warrant officers, and along with names, lists can indicate rank, seniority, decorations, and other details. These lists include officers in the Australian Navy.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/2406/

 

FINDMYPAST - BRITAIN, ROYAL NAVY, NAVY LISTS 1827-1945

These lists include officers in the Australian Navy.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/britain-royal-navy-navy-lists-1827-1945

FINDMYPAST - BRITAIN, ROYAL NAVY, NAVY LISTS 1827-1945 BROWSE

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/britain-royal-navy-navy-lists-1827-1945-browse

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, NAVY LISTS, 1888-1970

The Royal Navy's official published list of officers including multiple volumes of the Navy List. These lists include officers in the Australian Navy.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/938/uk-navy-lists-1888-1970

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, NAVY LIST, AUGUST 1914

The official published lists are often one of the best ways to trace an officer's career in the British Services. This list include officers in the Australian Navy.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1325/uk-navy-list-august-1914

 

AIR FORCE RECORDS

The predecessor of the Royal Australian Air Force was the Australian Flying Corps from 1912 to 1921 and this was part of the Australian Army.

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, GRANTED AVIATORS AND AERONAUT FLYING CERTIFICATES, 1888-1928

British and Commonwealth Personnel, including serving Officers who were granted Aviators and Aeronaut flying certificates by the Royal Aero Club, after successfully completing a series of tasks.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1176/uk-granted-aviators-aeronaut-flying-certificates-1888-1928

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE SERVICE RECORDS

The following is Fact Sheet 32 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-32-RAAF-service-records.pdf

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE PERSONNEL FILES OF NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND OTHER RANKS 1921-1948 (A9301)

These are indexed through the catalogue and they have been digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE PERSONNEL FILES, 1921-1948 (A9300, A9301)

These records were provided by the National Archives of Australia. Each airman or airwoman has multiple pages of information relating to their service, and files may include casualty files, accident reports, and unit records. The files may be browsed and are searchable.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61989/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE PERSONNEL FILES-ALL RANKS 1949-PRESENT (A12372)

These are indexed through the catalogue and some have been digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

OFFICERS

The appointment, promotion and transfer of officers in the Australian Armed Forces may be found in Commonwealth Government Gazettes. See Commonwealth Government Gazettes.


NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE OFFICERS PERSONNEL FILES 1921-1948 (A9300)

These are indexed through the catalogue and most have been digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE PERSONNEL FILES, 1921-1948 (A9300, A9301)

These records were provided by the National Archives of Australia. Each airman or airwoman has multiple pages of information relating to their service, and files may include casualty files, accident reports, and unit records. The files may be browsed and are searchable.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61989/

 

ARMY MILITIA RECORDS 1901-PRESENT

These were the equivalent of today's Australian Army Reserve. They were previously known as Citizens Forces, Citizen Military Forces or the Militia.

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - VOLUMES OF MUSTER ROLLS AND PAY LISTS FOR VICTORIAN MILITIA FORCES 1884-1935 (B5437)

These have been digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ARMY MILITIA SERVICE RECORDS, ATTESTATION RECORDS 1901-2000 (B4747)

The database includes attestation forms for members of the Commonwealth's Militia; also known as the Citizen Military Forces. These forms were completed by the person on enlistment. The records are digitized. The records are incomplete, covering only some army personnel who served during this period.

https://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - PERMANENT MILITARY FORCES AND ARMY MILITIA PERSONNEL DOSSIERS 1901-1973 (B4717)

The database includes members of the militia forces enlisting in the period 1919 to 1940. The records are digitized. The records are incomplete, covering only some army personnel who served during this period.

https://www.naa.gov.au/

 

ANCESTRY- AUSTRALIA, ARMY MILITIA SERVICE RECORDS INDEX, 1901-1940 (B4747)

The records are held by the National Archives of Australia. The database includes attestation forms for members of the Commonwealth's Militia; it was also known as the Citizen Military Forces. These forms were completed by the person on enlistment.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61986/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING IN AUSTRALIA, 1911-1929

The following is Fact Sheet 160 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-160-universal-military-training-in-australia-1911-29.pdf

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL SERVICE RECORDS 1939-1945

The following is Fact Sheet 162 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-162-national-service-and-war-1939-45.pdf

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - CITIZEN MILITARY FORCES PERSONNEL DOSSIERS 1939-1947 (B884)

These are indexed through the catalogue and they have been digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL SERVICE 1951-1959

The following is Fact Sheet 163 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-163-national-service-1951-59.pdf

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL SERVICE PERSONAL DOSSIERS 1952-1960 (MT1128/1)

These are indexed through the catalogue.

https://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL SERVICE 1965-1972

The following is Fact Sheet 164 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-164-national-service-1965-72.pdf

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ARMY PERSONNEL FILES, 1947-PRESENT (B2458)

The files are indexed through the catalogue and some have been digitized. This series includes National Servicemen conscripted under the scheme operating from the mid 1960s until the early 1970s.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NAVAL MILITIA RECORDS 1901-PRESENT

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - VICTORIAN NAVAL RESERVE, VICTORIAN NAVAL BRIGADE AND COMMONWEALTH NAVAL MILITIA MUSTER ROLLS 1875-1908 (B5549)

These are not digitized.

https://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVISTS IN VICTORIA-REGISTERS OF ATTENDENCE AT DRILLS AND PAYMENT OF RETAINER 1885-1913 (B5492)

These have been digitized.

https://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVAL RESERVE (RANR) RECORD OF SERVICE - CITIZEN NAVAL FORCES 1897-1912 (SERIES CT190/1 TO CT190/50)

These are indexed through the catalogue and are mostly digitized.

https://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL SERVICE CARDS FOR ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVAL RESERVE 1950-1965 (A12907)

These are indexed through the catalogue and some have been digitized.

https://www.naa.gov.au/

 

SOUTH AFRICA (BOER WAR) RECORDS 1899-1902

Victorians may also have served as members of Allied Forces.

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - PRE FIRST WORLD WAR CONFLICTS NOMINAL ROLLS

Soldiers who served in the Boer War may be searched in Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Pre%20First%20World%20War%20Conflicts%20Nominal%20Rolls

 

CASUS-BELLI.CO.UK MILITARY BOOKS AND MEDALS - REGISTER OF THE SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902

This register includes Australians.

http://www.casus-belli.co.uk/index.asp?PageId=108

 

ANCESTRY - WEB: SOUTH AFRICA, SECOND BOER WAR BRITISH SERVICE REGISTER, 1899-1902

This register includes Australians.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/60619/

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIA, BOER WAR CONTINGENTS 1899-1902

This is the official records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australia-boer-war-contingents

 

FINDMYPAST - ANGLO-BOER WAR RECORDS 1899-1902

This database of more than 500 sources may reveal the unit your ancestor served with and any medals, honors, or awards they won. The register also contains a completely revised casualty list of 59,000 casualty records.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/anglo-boer-war-records-1899-1902

 

MYHERITAGE - AUSTRALIAN CONTINGENTS TO SOUTH AFRICA

Official Records of the Australian Military contingents to the War in South Africa, 1899-1902. It was published by P. Murray in 1911.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50373/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch


ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, CASUALTIES OF THE BOER WAR, 1899-1902

Military-Genealogy.com, comp. Boer War Casualties 1899-1902. The Naval and Military Press Ltd. www.military-genealogy.com. This is a database of soldiers who either died or were wounded during the Boer War.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1912

 

MYHERITAGE - CASUALTIES OF THE BOER WAR, 1899-1902

This collection contains details on all officers and men of the South African Field Force from the outbreak of war on 11th October, 1899 to 31st May, 1902 and the Natal Field Force from 20th October, 1898 to 26th October, 1900.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10251/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - BOER WAR RECORDS

The records include:

These have all been digitized. The following is Fact Sheet 67 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-67-boer-war-records.pdf

 

CHINA (BOXER UPRISING) RECORDS 1900-1901

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - PRE FIRST WORLD WAR CONFLICTS NOMINAL ROLLS

Military personnel who served in China may be searched in Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Pre%20First%20World%20War%20Conflicts%20Nominal%20Rolls

 

WORLD WAR 1 RECORDS 1914-1918

 

EMBARKATION ROLLS

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - WORLD WAR 1 EMBARKATION ROLLS

This gives details of approximately 330,000 AIF personnel, recorded as they embarked from Australia for overseas service during the First World War.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=First%20World%20War%20Embarkation%20Roll

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE EMBARKATION ROLL 1914-1918

These are transcribed records. They are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australian-imperial-force-embarkation-roll-1914-1918

 

MYHERITAGE - AUSTRALIA, FIRST WORLD WAR EMBARKATION ROLLS

This collection contains records of members of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) who boarded ships for overseas service during the First World War. The records are sourced from the Australian War Memorial. They are searchable and free to access.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-20207/australia-first-world-war-embarkation-rolls?s=833891551/?utm_source=partner_Victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=Victoriangenealogy_sep23​_​textlink​&​tr_ad_group=textlinks&​tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - WORLD WAR 1 AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE – EMBARKATION NOMINAL ROLL

This roll contains records of personnel within units and reinforcements of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) as they embarked from Australia for overseas service during the First World War.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1174/aus-australian-imperial-force-embarkation-nominal-roll-wwi

 

NOMINAL ROLLS

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - WORLD WAR 1 NOMINAL ROLLS

This gives details of approximately 324,000 AIF personnel and was recorded to assist with their repatriation to Australia from overseas service following the First World War.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=First%20World%20War%20Nominal%20Roll

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE NOMINAL ROLL 1914-1918

These are transcribed records. They are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australian-imperial-force-nominal-roll-1914-1918

 

MYHERITAGE - AUSTRALIA, FIRST WORLD WAR NOMINAL ROLL, 1914-1918

This collection contains the names of over 320,000 Australian Imperial Force personnel who served in World War One. Records typically include date of enlistment, rank, service number and unit with which the person served, date of death, and the fate of the individual.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-20202/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_oct22_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - WORLD WAR 1 AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE NOMINAL ROLL

This nominal roll is a record of members of the Australian Imperial Force who served overseas during World War 1.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1175/aus-australian-imperial-force-nominal-roll-wwi

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, NOMINAL INDEX OF ALL SERVICE PERSONNEL SERVING IN A THEATRE OF WAR, 1914-1919

Nominal index of all service personnel serving in a theatre of war 1914-1919

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1276/uk-nominal-index-of-all-service-personnel-serving-in-a-theatre-of-war-1914-1919

 

SERVICE RECORDS

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - FIRST AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE PERSONNEL DOSSIERS 1914-1920 (B2455)

Service records for all military personnel who served in World War 1 are held by the National Archives of Australia and all have been digitized. These included people who enlisted but did not serve overseas.

http://www.naa.gov.au/


ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, WORLD WAR 1 SERVICE RECORDS 1914-1920

This collection includes service dossiers for Australians who served in the First World War in the following units:

The dossiers also include records for personnel who served in Australia rather than overseas. Records for wartime service in the Royal Australian Navy are not included. The dossiers include attestation papers and service and casualty forms; they are not complete service records.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60864

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - WORLD WAR 1 SERVICE RECORDS 1914-1920

Service dossiers for Australians who served in the First World War.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/936/aus-wwi-service-records-1914-1920

 

OTHER RECORDS

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 1, DAILY REPORTS: MISSING, DEAD, WOUNDED AND POWS, 1914-1918

This collection is drawn up from War Office's lists of casualties. These were official reports of British and Commonwealth soldiers who had either died, been wounded, taken as a Prisoner of War or had been classified as missing.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1352/uk-wwi-daily-reports-missing-dead-wounded-and-pows-1914-1918

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, GRANTED AVIATORS AND AERONAUT FLYING CERTIFICATES, 1888-1928

British and Commonwealth Personnel, including serving Officers who were granted Aviators and Aeronaut flying certificates by the Royal Aero Club, after successfully completing a series of tasks.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1176/uk-granted-aviators-aeronaut-flying-certificates-1888-1928

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, AIRMEN DIED IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918

This collections contains records of all British and Commonwealth airmen who died during World War 1.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/957/uk-airmen-died-in-the-great-war-1914-1918

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, BRITISH AND ALLIED AIRMEN WHO DIED IN WORLD WAR 1, 1914-1920

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1182/uk-wwi-british-and-allied-airmen-who-died-in-wwi-1914-1920


FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE, NOMINAL ROLL OF THE FIRST RAILWAY SECTION 1917-1920

This is an index of railway employees who formed the 1st Railway Section of the Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force during World War One. The original records are on microfilm at New South Wales State Records.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australian-imperial-force-nominal-roll-of-the-first-railway-section-1917-1920

 

VICTORIA POLICE MUSEUM - VICTORIAN POLICE MEMBERS WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR 1

https://www.policemuseum.vic.gov.au/anzac-commemorations

 

AUSTRALIAN MILITARY MEMORIALS AND RECORDS

This website aids in finding World War 1 Australian veteran information. It includes a number of digitized books: the All Australia Memorial Book, Victorian Edition, the Education Department's Record of War Services, Some of Australia's Fighting Families, Australian Jewry Book of Honour, and the National Bank of Australasia Ltd. Record of War Service of Bank and Staff 1914-1919.

https://australianmilitarymemorialsandrecords.com/

 

FINDMYPAST - EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WAR SERVICE

This includes short biographies and photographs of most of the 752 people employed by the Education Department who served in World War 1. It also mentions people employed by the Education Department whose sons or brothers died on service as well as those who volunteered and were rejected (mostly on medical grounds).

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/education-department-war-service

 

FINDMYPAST - WAR SERVICES OLD MELBURNIANS

Members of the Old Melburnians Society who served in World War 1. Old Melburnians had attended Melbourne Grammar School.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/war-services-old-melburnians

 

OFFICERS


LEADERS OF ANZAC

This website details the officers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died at Gallipoli in 1915.

http://www.anzacs.org/

 

HOSPITAL RECORDS

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, MILITARY HOSPITALS ADMISSIONS AND DISCHARGE REGISTERS, 1914-1918

A full, detailed transcription can be found directly from the World War 1 Military Hospital records in the National archives collection reference MH106.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1230/uk-military-hospitals-admissions-and-discharge-registers-1914-1918

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 1 5TH LONDON GENERAL HOSPITAL 1917

The Fifth London General Hospital (St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7EH) played an important part in housing patients during World War 1. During this time the hospital's purpose was specifically for military use. This title is an index of the list of patients logged in between 1916-1917 at the hospital.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1403/uk-wwi-5th-london-general-hospital-1917

 

EXECUTIONS

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, SHOT AT DAWN, 1914-1920

During the First World War 306 British Army and Commonwealth soldiers were executed after being found guilty at a court-martial for desertion, cowardice, striking an officer, disobedience, falling asleep on duty or casting away arms.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1392/uk-ww1-shot-at-dawn-1914-1920

 

PRISONERS OF WAR AND MISSING PERSONS

See Prisoners of War and Missing Persons.

 

WILLS

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - WILLS OF DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY FORCES-WORLD WAR 1 MT297/14)

These are indexed into the catalogue.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

ENLISTMENT APPLICATIONS

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - APPLICATIONS TO ENLIST IN THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE 1915-1918 (MT1486/1)

They are the unsuccessful enlistment applications. These have all been indexed into RecordSearch and some have been digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, APPLICATIONS TO ENLIST IN THE AIF, 1915-1918

This collection contains attestation papers for individuals who wished to join the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) between 1915 and 1918. The applications are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61984/

 

EXEMPTION COURT RECORDS

The Australian government tried to bring in conscription in 1916; a plebiscite of the Australian people stopped them doing this. Exemption courts were held in 1916 for men trying to get exemptions from compulsory military service.

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - EXEMPTION COURT RECORDS

Exemption court records are held by Public Record Office Victoria. See Other Australian Court Records.

 

NEWSPAPERS - EXEMPTION COURT HEARING ARTICLES

The exemption court hearings may have been reported in newspapers. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.

 

MILITARY SERVICE IN OTHER IMPERIAL FORCES

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - SERVICE RECORDS AND CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING AUSTRALIANS SERVING WITH OTHER IMPERIAL FORCES, WORLD WAR 1 (MT1487/1)

These are indexed into the catalogue and they have been digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

WORLD WAR 2 RECORDS 1939-1945

 

NOMINAL ROLLS

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - SECOND WORLD WAR NOMINAL ROLL

This lists Australia’s defence forces that served during World War 2.

http://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/

 

MYHERITAGE - AUSTRALIAN WORLD WAR II NOMINAL ROLL, 1939-1945

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10750/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

SERVICE RECORDS

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - SECOND AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE PERSONNEL DOSSIERS 1939-1947 (B883)

These are indexed through the catalogue and some have been digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - CITIZEN MILITARY FORCES PERSONNEL DOSSIERS 1939-1947 (B884)

These are indexed through the catalogue and they have been digitized.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, WORLD WAR 2 MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS 1939-1945

This collection includes service records for Australians who served in the Second World War in the following units:

These are not images of service records but extracted information.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=61172

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, WORLD WAR II SECOND AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES AND CITIZEN MILITARY FORCES SERVICE RECORDS 1939-1947 (B883, B884)

These records were provided by the National Archives of Australia. This collection contains service documents for individuals serving for the AIF (Second Australian Imperial Forces) or CMF (Citizen Military Forces) during World War II.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61987/

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - WORLD WAR 2 SERVICE RECORDS

This database consists of service records for Australians who served during World War II in the Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy (RAN), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/947/aus-wwii-service-records

 

FINDMYPAST - WORLD WAR 2 ALLIES COLLECTION

The collection includes service records, draft registrations, enlistment records, prisoners of war as well as casualty lists, cemetery indexes, and rolls of honour for those who served during World War II.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/world-war-2-allies-collection

 

OTHER RECORDS

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - AUSTRALIA, WORLD WAR 2, MILITARY PHONE DIRECTORY 1942

A book of addresses and telephone numbers for military personnel.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/930/aus-wwii-military-phone-directory-1942

 

BENDIGO FAMILY HISTORY GROUP - ARMY HEADQUARTERS SURVEY REGIMENT PERSONNEL LIST 1942-1945 (INTERNET ARCHIVE WAYBACK MACHINE)

This snapshot is dated 6 May 2021.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210506150322/https://www.bendigofamilyhistory.org/freeindexsearch.htm

 

ANCESTRY - UK, WORLD WAR II INDEX TO ALLIED AIRMEN ROLL OF HONOUR , 1939-1945

This collection comprises a comprehensive list of British, Commonwealth, Dominion, and Allied European air service members who lost their lives in service during the Second World War. More than 129,000 air service members are recorded in this index-only collection, which includes valuable personal information, such as aircraft serial numbers, details that may be hard to find in other collections.

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/62274/

 

FINDMYPAST - AIRMEN DIED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945

This collection includes all British, Commonwealth, Dominion and European Allied airmen and airwomen who died while under Royal Air Force control or with their own national air services during the Second World War.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/airmen-died-in-the-second-world-war-1939-1946

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 2, INDEX TO ALLIED AIRMEN ROLL OF HONOUR 1939-1945

This collection of comprehensive and very detailed records contains a Roll of Honour for British, Commonwealth, Dominion, and Allied European Air Service members who lost their lives in service during the Second World War while under Royal Air Force (RAF) control, or with their own national air services.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1348/uk-wwii-index-to-allied-airmen-roll-of-honour-1939-1945

 

INTERNATIONAL BOMBER COMMAND CENTRE - LOSSES DATABASE 1936-1968

The IBCC Losses Database records the details of 58,438 Bomber Command deaths throughout its existence including pre-war and post-war losses.

https://internationalbcc.co.uk/history-archive/losses-database/

 

ANCESTRY - WEB: UK AND ALLIED COUNTRIES, INDEX OF INTERNATIONAL BOMBER COMMAND LOSSES, 1936-1966

This is a web-based index of Royal Air Force Bomber Command casualties between 1936 and 1966.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/70893/

 

FINDMYPAST - BOMBER COMMAND LOSSES, 1939-1945

This collection includes close to 58,000 service personnel who died whilst serving with Bomber Command during the Second World War from 1939 to 1945.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/bomber-command-losses-1939-1945

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 2, BOMBER AND FIGHTER COMMAND LOSSES 1939-1945

Bomber Command Operational Losses in the European Theatre of War covering both Aircraft and Aircrew 1939-1945.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1178/uk-wwii-bomber-and-fighter-command-losses-1939-1945

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - THE SINKING OF HMAS SYDNEY, NOVEMBER 1941

On 19 November 1941, HMAS Sydney, a light cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy was lost following a battle with the German raider HSK Kormoran in the Indian Ocean off the Western Australian coast. The loss of the Sydney with its full war complement of 645 remains Australia's worst naval disaster. The following is National Archives of Australia Fact Sheet 111.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-111-the-sinking-of-hmas-sydney-november-1941.pdf

 

PRISONERS OF WAR AND MISSING PERSONS

See Prisoners of War and Missing Persons.

 

WILLS

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - WILLS OF DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY FORCES-WORLD WAR 2 (MT441/4)

These are indexed into the catalogue.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

 

KOREAN WAR RECORDS 1950-1953

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - KOREAN WAR NOMINAL ROLL

This lists Australia’s defence forces that served during the Korean War.

http://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/

 

MALAYAN EMERGENCY RECORDS 1950-1963

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - MALAYAN EMERGENCY ROLLS AND AWARDS REGISTERS 1950-1963

This lists Australia’s defence forces that served during the Malayan Emergency.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Malayan%20Emergency%20Rolls%20and%20Awards%20Registers

 

FINDMYPAST - MALAYAN EMERGENCY COMMONWEALTH DEATHS 1948-1960

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/malayan-emergency-commonwealth-deaths-1948-1960

 

VIETNAM WAR RECORDS 1962-1975

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - VIETNAM WAR NOMINAL ROLL

This lists Australia’s defence forces that served during the Vietnam War.

http://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIA'S INVOLVEMENT IN THE VIETNAM WAR

The following is Fact Sheet 117 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-117-australias-involvement-in-the-vietnam-war.pdf

 

INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION RECORDS 1963-1966

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION ROLLS AND AWARDS REGISTERS 1963-1966

This lists Australia’s defence forces that served during the Indonesian Confrontation.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Indonesian%20Confrontation%20Rolls%20and%20Awards%20Registers

 

FIRST GULF WAR RECORDS 1990-1991

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - PRELIMINARY GULF WAR NOMINAL ROLL

This lists Australia’s defence forces that served during the First Gulf War.

https://www.dva.gov.au/commemorations-memorials-and-war-graves/nominal-rolls/preliminary-gulf-war-nominal-roll

 

SOMALIA RECORDS 1992-1993

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - SOMALIA ROLL 1992-1993

Nominal roll of the first Battalion Royal Australian Regiment deployed with United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNISOM): Unified Task Force in Somalia (UNITAF) 1992-1993.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Somalia%20Roll

 

ROLLS OF HONOUR

Local rolls of honour may be found in newspapers during the war and in the years after the war. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.


AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CANBERRA - ROLL OF HONOUR

There is a Roll of Honour on the Australian War Memorial website that details members of the Australian armed forces who died while on active service.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Roll%20of%20Honour

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CANBERRA - COMMEMORATIVE ROLL

There is also a Commemorative Roll on the Australian War Memorial website that details Australians who were not members of the Australian armed forces who died during or as a result of wars in which Australians served. It includes those Australians who died while members of Allied Forces, the Merchant Navy, philanthropic organisations attached to the forces or as war correspondents or photographers.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Commemorative%20Roll

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIA, MILITARY COMMEMORATIVE ROLLS AND ROLLS OF HONOUR

This database includes:

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australia-military-commemorative-rolls-and-rolls-of-honour

 

MYHERITAGE - AUSTRALIA, ROLL OF HONOUR

This collection contains death records of members of the Australian armed forces who have died during or as a result of service either during wartime or operations from the year 1885 onwards. These records are sourced from the Australian War Memorial. They are searchable and free to access.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-20206/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_oct22_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FAMILYSEARCH - GEELONG HONOUR ROLL 1914-1919

This includes details of those who served, as well as those who died in World War I. Original records were housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/553050?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

GEELONG AND DISTRICT WEBSITE - GEELONG DISTRICT: HONOUR BOARDS

These have been indexed into the Geelong and District Database.

http://zades.com.au/gandd/index.php/databases/potpourri/ppindexes

 

VICTORIA POLICE MUSEUM - HONOUR ROLL OF VICTORIAN POLICE MEMBERS WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR 1

https://www.policemuseum.vic.gov.au/anzac-commemorations

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - BANK OF NEW SOUTH WALES ROLL OF HONOUR

Sydney, Bank of NSW, 1921.

http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/ncb/digitised-biographies


FINDMYPAST - BANK OF NEW SOUTH WALES ROLL OF HONOUR

The Bank of New South Wales produced a presentation bound book to celebrate the lives of the 793 men, 42% of the bank’s staff of 1800, who enlisted in the armed forces of Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain. These men came from the bank’s head office in Sydney and their branch offices in every Australian state, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji as well as the London office. This is searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/bank-of-new-south-wales-roll-of-honour

 

PHYLLIS WILSON - NURSES WHO DIED DURING OR AS A RESULT OF WAR SERVICE SINCE THE BOER WAR (TROVE)

The snapshot is dated 11 March 2022.

https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20220311013747/http://www.members.optushome.com.au/lenorefrost/nurses.html

 

PRISONERS OF WAR AND MISSING PERSONS

If military service personnel have been taken prisoner it will be stated in their military service record. For enemy military service personnel taken prisoner and held in Australia see Internees and Prisoner of War Records.

 

AUSTRALIAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR MEMORIAL, BALLARAT

This website has a database of all Australian prisoners of war.

http://www.powmemorialballarat.com.au/

 

WORLD WAR 1

 

PRISONERS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS HISTORICAL ARCHIVES

This includes index cards for prisoners and detainees captured and sent to detention camps during World War 1 held by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS WOUNDED AND MISSING PERSONS FILES

This gives details of Australian personnel reported as wounded or missing during the First World War.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Australian%20Red%20Cross%20Wounded%20and%20Missing%20Files

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS CARDS; INDEX OF PRISON OF WAR CAMP REGISTER ENTRIES, 1914-1918

Index of prison of war camp register entries, for British and Commonwealth troops in the Prisoners of the First World War in the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) archives.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1429/uk-icrc-cards-index-of-prison-of-war-camp-register-entries-1914-1918

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - WORLD WAR 1, JOINT WAR ORGANISATION ENQUIRIES: MISSING, WOUNDED AND DEAD PERSONNEL, 1914-1918

List of wounded and missing British, Australian, Canadian, South African personnel in all theatres of war about whom enquiries have been made.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/976/wwi-joint-war-organisation-enquiries-missing-wounded-and-dead-personnel-1914-1918

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 1, DAILY REPORTS: MISSING, DEAD, WOUNDED AND POWS, 1914-1918

This collection is drawn up from War Office's lists of casualties. These were official reports of British and Commonwealth soldiers who had either died, been wounded, taken as a Prisoner of War or had been classified as missing.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1352/uk-wwi-daily-reports-missing-dead-wounded-and-pows-1914-1918

 

WORLD WAR 2

 

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE ARCHIVES - AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY NATIONAL OFFICE MISSING, WOUNDED AND PRISONER OF WAR ENQUIRY CARD INDEX

This has been digitized and may be accessed through the Archives Catalogue.

https://archives.unimelb.edu.au/


ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, ALLIED PRISONERS OF WAR, 1939-1945

These are sourced from the National Archives of the United Kingdom.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=61642

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM AND ALLIED COUNTRIES, WORLD WAR II LIBERATED PRISONER OF WAR QUESTIONNAIRES, 1945-1946

This collection comprises questionnaires filled out by prisoners of war who were liberated at the end of the Second World War in 1945. The questionnaires were given to thousands of British and Commonwealth soldiers captured by Germany, Italy, or Japan. The questionnaires provide information about various dates related to each soldier's military service and time as a prisoner of war.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/62114/

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES WORLD WAR 2 MISSING AND PRISONERS OF WAR

These are transcribed records. They are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australian-military-forces-ww2-missing-and-prisoners-of-war

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 2, ALLIED PRISONERS OF WAR 1939-1945

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1015/uk-wwii-allied-prisoners-of-war-1939-1945

 

FAR EAST AND SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - SECOND WORLD WAR PRISONERS OF WAR AND MISSING PERSONS

This gives details of Australian Military Forces prisoners of war and missing personnel from operations in the Far East and South West Pacific Islands as at 30 June 1944.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Second%20World%20War%20POWs%20and%20Missing%20Persons

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - THE SINKING OF THE MONTEVIDEO MARU

In 1942 prisoners of war were captured in Rabaul by the Japanese. They also captured civilian internees in the area. The Japanese attempted to transfer these prisoners to Japanese territory. The first group, which was made up of 845 POWs and over 200 civilian internees left Rabaul on 22 June 1942 on the Montevideo Maru, a freighter requisitioned by the Japanese navy, for Hainan, off the southern coast of China. On 1 July this vessel, which was not marked as a POW carrier, was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine USS Sturgeon close to Luzon, resulting in the deaths of all prisoners and internees on board.

The following is Fact Sheet 266 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-266-the-sinking-of-the-montevideo-maru.pdf

 

ANCESTRY - UK AND ALLIED COUNTRIES, WORLD WAR II REGISTERS OF PRISONERS OF WAR AND CIVILIANS HELD IN SINGAPORE 1942-1945

This collection contains registers of Allied prisoners of war who were held in Singapore between 1942 and 1945. Japanese camp administrators originally created these records and most are handwritten in pre-printed ledgers, although some may be typed. All records are in English. They are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/62616/

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 2, BRITISH AND ALLIED PRISONERS OF WAR HELD BY THE JAPANESE 1941-1945

The Japanese Registers of Allied Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees held in Camps in Singapore during World War 2.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1366/wwii-british-and-allied-prisoners-of-war-held-by-the-japanese-1941-1945

 

MIDDLE EAST AREA

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - RECOVERED PRISONERS OF WAR ROLLS 1939-1945 WAR

This dataset records the second AIF prisoners of war in the Middle East and their movements thereafter. It does not include those who died as prisoners of war.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Middle%20East%20-%20Recovered%20Prisoners%20of%20War%20Rolls%2C%201939-45%20War

 

GERMANY AND GERMAN OCCUPIED TERRITORIES

 

ANCESTRY - FREE ACCESS: EUROPE, REGISTRATION OF FOREIGNERS AND GERMAN PERSECUTEES, 1939-1947

This collection consists of foreigners and German persecutees in Germany between 1939-1947 who were persecuted by public institutions, social securities and companies. The records may also include information on those who died, including burial information. The documents were assembled according to the Zones of Occupation - American, British, French and Soviet - by the Allied forces within Germany. Areas outside Germany were also recorded. This collection includes prisoners of war.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61758/

 

MYHERITAGE - BRITISH EMPIRE ARMIES AND OTHER LAND FORCES - PRISONERS OF WAR 1939-1945

This collection is a register of men of the Armies and other Land Forces of the British Empire, held prisoners of war in Germany and German occupied territories.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10248/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

MYHERITAGE - BRITISH EMPIRE NAVAL AND AIR FORCES - PRISONERS OF WAR 1939-1945

This collection is a register of Australian, British, Canadian, New Zealand, South African and other Naval and Air Force prisoners of war held in Germany and German occupied territories.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10249/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - GERMANY, WORLD WAR 2, RECORD CARDS OF BRITISH AND ALLIED PRISONERS OF WAR 1939-1945

This is a collection of cards, printed in old style German, and completed in English. They contain varying amounts of personal details of prisoners of war held by the German Authorities during the Second World War.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1208/german-wwii-record-cards-of-british-and-allied-prisoners-of-war-1939-1945

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD WAR 2, BRITISH AND ALLIED PRISONERS OF WAR HELD IN GERMANY, 1945

Personnel of the British armed forces as well as merchant seamen were captured during the Second World War and placed in one of the different types of prisoner of war camps run by the Germans.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/1185/uk-wwii-british-and-allied-prisoners-of-war-held-in-germany-1945

VETERANS

For badges worn by soldiers who had returned from military service see Honours and Awards.

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - VETERANS CASE FILES

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA), previously known as the Repatriation Department (1917-1974 and 1975-1976) and the Department of Repatriation and Compensation (1974-1975), has responsibility for functions such as the provision of repatriation services, medical and hospital treatment, and payment of pensions and allowances to eligible veterans and dependents. Case files, sometimes known as repatriation files or DVA case files, were created for each veteran who sought the services of the department, and may include medical, hospital, clinical treatment or pension files. The following is Fact Sheet 54 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-54-Veterans-case-files.pdf

 

SOLDIER SETTLERS


PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - WORLD WAR 1 SOLDIER SETTLEMENT SCHEME 1917-1935

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/researching-land-and-property/soldier-settlement-scheme

 

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, BATTLE TO FARM, 1919-1935

Soldier settlements were land settlement schemes where soldiers who had returned from World War 1 were able to lease or buy land. They are searchable.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61864/


FINDMYPAST - VICTORIA, WORLD WAR ONE SOLDIER SETTLERS INDEX

Soldier settlements were land settlement schemes where soldiers who had returned from the war were able to lease or buy land. The original records are held by Public Record Office Victoria. The index is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/victoria-world-war-one-soldier-settlers

 

COMMONWEALTH RECONSTRUCTION TRAINING SCHEME

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - COMMONWEALTH RECONSTRUCTION TRAINING SCHEME (CRTS) APPLICANTS AND TRAINEES

The following is Fact Sheet 179 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-179-commonwealth-reconstruction-training-scheme-applicants-and-trainees.pdf

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - COMMONWEALTH RECONSTRUCTION TRAINING SCHEME (CRTS) ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

The following is Fact Sheet 178 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-178-commonwealth-reconstruction-training-scheme-administrative-records.pdf

 

BOOK

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - LAND OF OPPORTUNITY: AUSTRALIA'S POST-WAR CONSTRUCTION BY GRAEME POWELL WITH STUART MACINTYRE, 2015.

https://www.naa.gov.au/help-your-research/research-guides/land-opportunity-australias-post-war-reconstruction

 

INDIGENOUS MILITARY SERVICE

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - INDIGENOUS MILITARY SERVICE

This list provides information about people of Indigenous descent who enlisted for service in conflicts including the Boer War, the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Indigenous%20Service

 

NEWSPAPERS AND JOURNALS

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - SERVICE NEWSPAPERS OF WORLD WAR TWO

These are digitised, full text newspapers covering the period of World War Two. Featuring over 200 titles from England, US, New Zealand and Australia which were produced for military and civilian units serving at home and abroad. Australian titles include AIF News, Guinea Gold Australia Edition, Wings (Official magazine of the R.A.A.F.), Salt (Authorized Australian Army Education Journal), and The First Aider. A State Library of Victoria library card is required for access.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - MUFTI 1934-2000

The official journal of the Returned and Services League (RSL) Victorian Branch.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/mufti

 

WEBSITES


AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

This is located in Canberra. It houses a collection that commemorates the defence force of Australia. This includes information about people, photographs, private and official records, manuscripts, art, sound and film recordings, published and digitized collections, technology and heraldry. It also includes books, articles, unit histories and information about military events.

https://www.awm.gov.au/

 

VIRTUAL WAR MEMORIAL AUSTRALIA

Virtual War Memorial Australia is an commemorative collection, purpose built to honour the personal experiences of all those who have served the nation in times of conflict, from the Boer War through to Afghanistan. It pays special honour to those who lost their lives as a result of their service and equally honours those who returned, forever changed.

It includes people, memorials, conflicts, units, places, and cemeteries.

https://vwma.org.au/


SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE

This is located in Melbourne. It commemorates Victorians who served in the defence forces.

https://www.shrine.org.au/Home


AUSTRALIAN ARMY HISTORY UNIT

https://www.army.gov.au/our-heritage/history


ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY HISTORY

http://www.navy.gov.au/History


ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE HISTORY

https://www.airforce.gov.au/about-us/history-and-traditions


THE ANZAC PORTAL

The full name of the website is: Anzac Portal: Education and Community Awareness for the Anzac Centenary 2014-2018. This website is maintained by the Department of Veteran Affairs. It contains information about Australia’s wartime history.

http://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/

 

AUSTRALIANS AT WAR FILM ARCHIVE

This website is maintained by University of New South Wales, Canberra.

http://australiansatwarfilmarchive.unsw.edu.au/


FOLD3 - MILITARY RECORDS

This is an Ancestry website. Whilst its focus is mainly United States military history, it has military records and publications about many military conflicts. It includes Australian World War 1 Military Service Records, Australian World War 2 Military Service Records, United Kingdom Allied Prisoners of War 1939-1945, Australia Military Book Collection, Military Books, Airmen Died in the Great War and Distinguished Conduct Medals.

https://www.fold3.com/


DIGGER HISTORY

Unofficial history of the Australian and New Zealand Armed Services

http://www.diggerhistory.info/

 

AUSTRALIANS IN THE BOER WAR - OZ-BOER DATABASE PROJECT

The Australians in the Boer War (Oz-Boer) Database Project marks the centenary of the participation by Australia in the Second Anglo-Boer War by making it easier for genealogists, numismatists, local historians and other researchers to locate source materials dealing with individual Australian participants.

https://members.tip.net.au/~croe/ozb/oz_boer.cgi

 

THE AUSTRALIAN BOER WAR MEMORIAL

This website has information about the National Boer War Memorial in Canberra which was opened in May 2017. It includes information about Australians in the Boer War.

https://www.bwm.org.au/index.php


THE AIF PROJECT

This website is maintained by University of New South Wales, Canberra. It details Australian ANZACs in World War 1.

https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/index.html


DISCOVERING ANZACS (TROVE)

This website was maintained by National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand. It included a diverse selection of government records about Australians and New Zealanders in World War 1 and the Boer War. Personal photographs, memorabilia and stories were able to be uploaded. The snapshot is dated 28 November 2022.

https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20221128071655/https://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/

 

ANGELL PRODUCTIONS PTY. LTD. - NURSES WHO SERVED IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (INTERNET ARCHIVE WAYBACK MACHINE)

This includes both civilian and military nurses. The snapshot is dated 30 March 2022.

https://web.archive.org/web/20220326032733/http://www.angellpro.com.au/women.htm


LOST MEDALS - AUSTRALIA

This is currently not operational.

http://www.lostmedalsaustralia.com/

 

SOCIETIES

 

MILITARY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

This is based in the United Kingdom.

https://www.militaryhistoricalsociety.co.uk


FINDMYPAST - MILITARY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BULLETINS

The Military Historical Society is based in the United Kingdom.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/military-historical-society-bulletins


FIRST FLEET FELLOWSHIP VIC INC.

https://firstfleetfellowship.org.au/


MILITARY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA

http://www.mhsa.org.au/


GEELONG MILITARY RE-ENACTMENT GROUP

This is a sub group of the Military Historical Society Geelong Inc.

http://geelongmrg.com/


ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY HISTORICAL COMPANY

http://www.artilleryhistory.org/


NAVAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA

https://www.navyhistory.org.au/


AMERICAN CIVIL WAR VETERANS BURIED IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND (PANDORA)

This website version dated 12 February 2014 is sourced from Pandora.

https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20140212050412/http://www.acwv.info/


FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THE FIRST AIF INC.

The Families and Friends of the First AIF Inc (FFFAIF Inc) is dedicated to Digger heritage and keeping the memory alive of the First AIF Diggers who served in the Great War of 1914 -1918.

http://fffaif.org.au/


FRIENDS OF GALLIPOLI

http://www.friendsofgallipoli.org/


THE SPITFIRE ASSOCIATION

Spitfires were aircraft flown before, during and after World War 2.

https://www.spitfireassociation.com/


BOMBER COMMAND COMMEMORATIVE ASSOCIATION VICTORIA INC

This organization exists to ensure, in perpetuity, the continuance of the memory of those Australians, and particularly the Victorians, who served in RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War.

https://bombercommand.org.au/


RATS OF TOBRUK ASSOCIATION INC.

In World War 2 Tobruk in Libya was besieged in 1941. About 14,000 Australian soldiers were there during the siege, adopting the name “Rats of Tobruk”.

http://www.ratsoftobrukassociation.org.au/


AMERICAN EX-SERVICEMEN'S ASSOCIATION

https://www.bartosh.com/amexsvc/

 

LIBRARY

 

ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE OF VICTORIA LIBRARY

The aim of the Royal United Services Institute of Victoria (RUSI of Victoria) is to encourage the discussion of national security and defence matters, and to improve public awareness and understanding of such matters.

https://www.rusivic.org.au/library

 

MILITARY MUSEUMS

 

NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM

This is located in Chelsea, London, England. The National Army Museum Collection is the world’s largest and most significant accumulation of objects and archives relating to the British Army and other Land Forces of the British Crown (including the former Indian Army until 1947).

https://www.nam.ac.uk/

 

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS

These are located in Britain.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/


AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

This is located in Canberra. It houses a collection that commemorates the defence force of Australia. This includes information about people, photographs, private and official records, manuscripts, art, sound and film recordings, published and digitized collections, technology and heraldry. It also includes books, articles, unit histories and information about military events.

https://www.awm.gov.au/


RAAF MUSEUM POINT COOK

https://www.airforce.gov.au/raaf-museum


BOOKS

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - THE BOER WAR: AUSTRALIANS AND THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902 BY CRAIG WILCOX, REVISED 2001.

A guide to the official government records of Australia's involvement in the Boer War. It includes both colonial and Commonwealth records.

https://www.naa.gov.au/help-your-research/research-guides/boer-war-australians-and-war-south-africa-1899-1902

 

MYHERITAGE - AUSTRALIAN CONTINGENTS TO SOUTH AFRICA

Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa, 1899 - 1902. It was published by P. Murray in 1911. It is searchable.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50373/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

ANCESTRY - WITH THE FLAG TO PRETORIA-A HISTORY OF THE BOER WAR 1899-1900

This may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/35148/

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - OFFICIAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918

The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 is a 12-volume series covering Australia's involvement in the First World War. The series was edited by the official historian Charles Bean, who also wrote six of the volumes, and was published between 1920 and 1942.

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1416844

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL SERVICES, 1914-1918

This was published between 1938 and 1943.

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1416843

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - GALLIPOLI MISSION

This book deals with a small mission of eight Australians - including Charles Bean (the author), George Lambert (artist), and Hubert Wilkins (photographer) - who visited Gallipoli in 1919 to carry out research on the battlefields of the 1915 campaign, discuss a plan for the Gallipoli war graves, and obtain from the Turks their story of the fighting.

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1416967

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - ANZAC TO AMIENS

One volume summary account of Australia's part in the 1914-1918 War. The story of all three fighting services is laid out in relief against a background of Australia's political and industrial problems, and of main world events. This was published in 1946.

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1416966

 

FORCES WAR RECORDS - AUSTRALIA, MILITARY BOOK COLLECTION 1863-1954

WORLD WAR 1 WORLD WAR 2 ADDITIONAL CONFLICTS

The above books are searchable by people, records, places and dates.

https://au.forceswarrecords.com/publication/948/aus-military-book-collection-1863-1954

 

AUSTRALIAN MILITARY MEMORIALS AND RECORDS

This website aids in finding World War 1 Australian veteran information. It includes a number of digitized books: the All Australia Memorial Book, Victorian Edition, the Education Department's Record of War Services, Some of Australia's Fighting Families, Australian Jewry Book of Honour, and the National Bank of Australasia Ltd. Record of War Service of Bank and Staff 1914-1919.

https://australianmilitarymemorialsandrecords.com/


ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA'S FIGHTING SONS OF THE EMPIRE. PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE GREAT WAR

Australia's Fighting Sons of The Empire. Portraits and Biographies of Australians in the Great War. Perth, Australia: Palmer and Ashworth, 1919. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30261


ANCESTRY - ANZAC MEMORIAL, 1914-1918

Anzac Memorial. Sydney, Australia: New South Wales Branch Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia, 1919. Much of the book is comprised of a Roll of Honour, listing nearly 20,000 Australians who died in the war. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61966/


FINDMYPAST - ALL AUSTRALIA MEMORIAL

The All Australia Memorial was published after the war and contains war stories and biographical details of those who died in service between August 1914 and December 1918. It is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/all-australia-memorial

 

MYHERITAGE - ANZAC MEMORIAL

'The Anzac Memorial' is a comprehensive compilation of names and primary source material from the First World War, and is compiled as a memorial to the Anzacs who fought and died in the Great War. It was published in 1919. It is searchable.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50378/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL HISTORIES

The official history of Australia's involvement in the Second World War represents one of the longest and largest historical endeavours Australia has ever seen. The enterprise began in January 1943 with the appointment of Gavin Long as General Editor. The 22 volumes, written by 14 authors, were published by the Memorial over a 25-year period between 1952 and 1977.

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1417143

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - THE SINKING OF HMAS SYDNEY: A GUIDE TO COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT RECORDS BY RICHARD SUMMERRELL, REVISED 2010

The loss of HMAS Sydney almost without trace in November 1941, following an encounter with the German raider Kormoran off the Western Australian coast, remains one of the most intriguing mysteries of Australia's wartime history.

https://www.naa.gov.au/help-your-research/research-guides/sinking-hmas-sydney-guide-commonwealth-government-records

 

RESOURCES

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS' OCCUPATIONS: DEFENCE FORCES

This lists resources held by the state library relating to people in the defence forces. These include World War 1 unit histories which have been digitized.

https://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/c.php?g=435343&p=6711333

 

SERVICE RECORD ABBREVIATIONS

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ABBREVIATIONS USED IN WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II SERVICE RECORDS

https://www.naa.gov.au/explore-collection/defence-and-war-service-records/researching-war-service/abbreviations-used-world-war-i-and-world-war-ii-service-records

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - GLOSSARY

This provides assistance with military terminology and acronyms.

https://www.awm.gov.au/learn/glossary/a

 


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