Monday, 28 April 2014

World War I and II Service Records Online

The National Archives of Australia  has opened the records of thousands of Australians who served in the early twentieth century with a searchable database.

Photo: Australian soldier bringing in wounded, ANZAC

You may be surprised to find your ancestors who served.

The National Archives of Australia have placed World War One service records online. Some 376,000 records of Australian service personnel in World War One have been digitised and housed in a database which can be searched by name. The records provide a glimpse of the people who volunteered for the war, recording their age, occupation and address at enlistment, and the entitlements they could expect as soldiers.

The other wars records from the Boer, World War Two are included.

Find these invaluable primary records, at the National Archives of Australia.

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