Searching for War Records
Locating the records for those who served in the First World War is just a click away!
Find out the height, weight, colour of hair & eyes, distinghishing marks, next of kin, where they served, injuries they received, returned to Australia and much much more!!!
Burial details and family information is also available with the Commonwealth War Graves Site.
These sites are divided into the States of Australia for Servicemen and a separate site for Nurses and Navy are available.
Over 28,500 photographs available to view
Any that have a blue r with View digital Copy - you can click on this link and it will go to their war records. You can then use page the buttons at the top of the page to scroll through the file and are also able to click on the Enlarge button to enlarge the current view.
You can also download a copy of each page to your PC or to a disk. To do this, right click on the image, select 'Copy', then 'Paste' the copy into your chosen location. You must do this individually for each page.
You are also able to access other search engines in this way - Passenger lists, and the Photo Search on the top right hand corner 'blue links'
Results page will appear. The number of pages is diplayed at the top of the page and you can scroll through the pages on the red numbers at the bottom of the page.
If you click on the red information it takes you to another screen with futher information about the family and with details of location of internment of the deceased.
Unfortunately no photos are accessable via this site.
Should you have any photographs that you would like to contribute please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian War Memorial Website has many different areas to search. Be sure to click on the Biographical databases tab on the left hand side of the page and follow the prompts. Gives personal accounts of the last person to see soldiers alive! Follow the links and unlock a world of information!
This is a wonderful resource to those reaserching WW2 veterans. Contains many links to other very good pages. Be sure to click on the purple tabs at the left hand side of the page and explore the 'Nominal Roll' and 'Lest We Forget' pages and then use the tabs at the top of each page to access even more information!
The following websites are for general research on various military subjects
ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.
Recorded in these pages are the names of 492 officers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
known or believed to have died as the result of their service on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in 1915.
Australian 16th Battalions
The outstanding history of the Western Australian 16th Battalion begins with the Great War.
Australian Aboriginal Soldier's Homepage
This site will primarily be about research into Australian Aboriginal servicemen in the defence of Australia.
Australian Light Horse Association
The site is dedicated to the Australian Light Horse Regiments, and the Light Horsemen who served their country in both war and peace, and contains both historical and current information on famous regiments and famous battles, as well as information on both ordinary soldiers and commanders, existing Military Units, current Re-enactment
Troops, and Light Horse Museums.
Australian Military History Links
Mutiple links to various subjecst of Military History
Australian Military Links
Mutiple links for the reasercher. Navigation of the site is facilitated by the menu on the left and the links at the top and bottom of each page. We hope the search for your military ancestors is made easier by our efforts and above all we hope it is FUN.
Australian Nurses Sevices National Memorial
Australian Army Nurses who died during or as a result of War Service, since the Boer War. Includes mutiple links to to other sites referencing Nurses at the bottom of the page.
Australian Service Records
Multiple links at the National Archives for Land, Sea and Air Forces.
Australian War Medals
War medals are not freely available for wear by all. Medals are only to be worn by those to whom the medal has been conferred. The only exception to this ruling occurs on Remembrance Day and Anzac Day. On these two occasions, descendants may wear the medals of deceased recipients but only on the right breast.
Australians Serving in the Boer War
Alphabetical Lists of soldiers who served with Australian contingents in South Africa between 1899 and 1902 ... Victoria & NSW are still coming !!!
Australians Serving in the Boer War - lists by state
Australian Soldiers serving in South Africa 1899 - 1902 listed accordng to State and Contingent.
The Boer War Memorial Descendant Database Project permits descendants of those who served in South Africa to register the details of their ancestor's service with the Boer War Memorial Committee, and have those details along with those of their descendants (if desired) on this website.
Simply activate the search button and fill out the form that appears, when you have submitted the form, you will be instructed on sending supporting photographs and documentation (if available) to be included with the listing.
Change of Australian Place and District Names During World War I
The Nomenclature Act introduced in South Australia in 1917 was copied by other states of the Commonwealth and the result of this action was that the following German place names and district names in Australia were changed during World War I.
Nominal Roll : Sudan War 1885Search Engine. This roll provides details of personnel serving in the NSW Contingent to the Sudan, 1885. This information was compiled from a number of different sources including: official records and private records held by the Memorial, Army Lists, and a number of published sources.
Nominal Roll : Boer WarSearch Engine. This roll provides details of those persons who served with Australian units in the Boer War (also known as the Anglo-Boer War or the South African War). Please read the Introduction for information about the background and content of the Boer War Nominal Roll. The Introduction also includes search tips.
Nominal Roll : First World War
Search Engine. Details of approximately 324,000 AIF personnel, recorded to assist with their repatriation to Australia from overseas service following the First World War. See the introduction for further details.
Nominal Roll : Second World War
The World War Two Nominal Roll was created to honour and commemorate the men and women who served in Australia's defence forces and the Merchant Navy during this conflict.
This site contains information from the service records of some one million individuals who served during World War Two.
You may search for service record details by specifying name, service number, honours, place (of birth, of enlistment, or residential locality at enlistment). Once you find an individual service record you can print a certificate of service, if you wish.
Individuals were given an opportunity to have their service details excluded from the website prior to it being published. More detailed information about this, and the roll, is available at About this Nominal Roll.
If you would like to contact us about this website, please refer to our contact details.
Office of Australian War Graves
Originally founded as the Australian arm of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), the Office of Australian War Graves (OAWG):
Acts as the agent of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) in the Australian region
Commemorates Australian war dead for conflicts other than the world wars
Commemorates veterans who die post-war of causes related to the conflict
Establishes and maintains official Australian memorials overseas.
In doing these things, OAWG puts into effect government policy to officially commemorate our war dead and post-war dead.
Being able to visit the place where a loved one is buried or commemorated is an important part of grieving and commemoration. The Office of Australian War Graves (OAWG) is pleased to be able to offer a photo of a grave or memorial for spouses and family members if they are unable to visit in person. There is no fee involved for relatives.
However, any interested person can request from OAWG a photo of an Australian grave or memorial. A small fee is charged to researchers seeking multiple photos.
Ordering a photo Application form (PDF 15kb)
Mutiple links to Police History. Mostly NSW and Vic.
Royal Australian Navy
Official website fo the Royal Australian Navy
Vietnam Veterans Federation
This website is for the purpose of relaying relevant veterans community affairs matters over the Internet in an effort to keep the broader community, including students, informed of latest events, news, and historical analysis
War Memorials in NSW
Who were the men and women recorded on your local war memorial? How did they appear, Where did they serve? And if they are listed as deceased, how did they meet their death, and where might their final resting place be?
Search Engine for Veteran and Location.
World War One Trenches on the Web
An Internet history of the Great War.