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Debra replied to Elizabeth Lewis's discussion 39th Battalion
"Hi Elizabeth, Do you have his service record?  Sometimes they contain a front and profile photo in uniform.  If not, search for George William Notley on RecordSearch here http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx  click on…"
1 hour ago
Debra replied to Tiffany Sharples's discussion Finding medal information
"Hi Tiffany, There is info here about how to find details of medal entitlement. https://www.awm.gov.au/research/infosheets/medals/ Cheers, Debra"
2 hours ago
Kathy Duncombe replied to Kathy Duncombe's discussion Nurses and doctors during the influenza pandemic
"Thanks Debra. Will request as you suggest as too far away & too expensive to visit. Kathy"
2 hours ago
Debra replied to amanda kabaila's discussion WWII war records for Leigh archer Gaunt TX 8485.
"Hi Amanda, Just put his full name into RecordSearch and two results will come up. Click on each record and over on the right hand side you will see 'request copy'.  From there you can pay for the records to be…"
2 hours ago
Debra replied to Kathy Duncombe's discussion Nurses and doctors during the influenza pandemic
"Hi Kathy, You would probably need to go to the NAA to access the records, only a small percent of all records are indexed online. You can make a request for info and they will give you an idea of their…"
2 hours ago
Debra replied to Ray Gillman's discussion Cannot locate my Father's record
"Hi Ray, There is some info here about service outside the war years: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/defence/service-records/army-between.aspx If there is a survivng record for him during the war years it is likely in with his pre-war…"
2 hours ago
Debra replied to Anne Speedie's discussion Old soldiers
"Hi Anne, As long as his name isn't John Smith then the easiest place to start would be the electoral rolls which are available via subscription websites - most are available from 1919 except NSW which is only online from 1930. Cheers, Debra"
2 hours ago
Debra commented on Ruth. Fowler's blog post Cant find relative
"Hi Ruth, If William continued to serve after the war his records will still be with the Central Army Records Office (CARO).  His listing on the nominal roll shows his later service number first (this is the number his records are stored under)…"
2 hours ago
sarfarnaa commented on R_Heal's blog post WW1 and WW2 service records
"You may want to request a copy of his WW2 service record - as it could also have his WWI service record. The WWII is currenlty not yet been examined. You can request a copy, by going to recordsearch.naa.gov.au and under 'Advanced Search' -…"
3 hours ago
Ruth. Fowler posted a blog post

Cant find relative

I have been searching for a record for my Uncle in World War 11 but cannot find a trace of him in the Army records.  His name was William Bonnyman and he was I think a Signalman. There is a discharge date in 1945 for him.  But I know he worked for the Army after the war. I cannot remember when he left.  His number was VX16187.  I know he served in the Middle East before being wounded.  When I insert a family name search there are only 7 records for Bonnyman and his is not one of them.  I would…See More
4 hours ago
R_Heal posted a blog post

WW1 and WW2 service records

The B2455 file for one of my relatives who served in WW1 is "missing".This particular relative also served in WW2.   I have read previously that the WW1 file might be combined with the WW2 file.   I have other cases where that didn't happen,  so I don't know if the practice was consistent.Is it possible to find out if this has happened ?  If this has happened,  is it possible to get the WW1 file ?He is William Walter Samuel Hewson,  born 18 July 1893 at Coonamble,   serivce number 4777 of the…See More
4 hours ago
Tiffany Sharples posted a discussion

Finding medal information

Just wondering on how I go about finding what medals my grandfather received? I can't find anything in his records to say what he got.  See More
4 hours ago
Kathy Duncombe posted a discussion

Nurses and doctors during the influenza pandemic

I am researching any nurses and doctors who were at the quarantine station on Bruny Island during the influenza pandemic of 1918/1919.As the station was Commonwealth owned at this time,  I am presuming that the records would be at the NAA but so far no luck. At the State Archives the other day I checked lots of records but the only fact I picked up was some nurses and doctors were sent from SA during this time.  Then I remembered it was Commonwealth owned. The archivist did a mini search and…See More
4 hours ago
Elizabeth Lewis posted a discussion

39th Battalion

Hi there I'm all new to this. My Grandfather was in the 39th Battalion and Im wondering how I go about getting information, possibly photos etc of his time in the army..His name was George W Notley .See More
4 hours ago
amanda kabaila posted a discussion

WWII war records for Leigh archer Gaunt TX 8485.

I am seeking my Father's war records. His name is Leigh Archer Gaunt, born 21 Feb 1921. He died on 17 Sept  2010. His WWII army number was TX 8485 (from Tasmania). He served in the 6 Australian Port Operating Company,1945.See More
4 hours ago
Natalia Bakanova posted a discussion

Looking for my farther's sisters in Australia

Hi,looking for my farther's 2 sisters who moved to Australia from France after II WW in 1962. Their Maiden names Helen Fissenko and Nina Fissenko. Can someone please advise where can I find naturalisation and marrige records? your help will be highly appreciated!Kind regardsNataliaSee More
4 hours ago
Ray Gillman posted a discussion

Cannot locate my Father's record

I have searched for my Father on the NAA database without success. His name was Ernest Rosemond Gillman born in Brunswick on 10th May 1920. I believe he enlisted in the army in 1940 or 1941.He served some time at Fort Queenscliff and on Bribie Island. He was a gunner on heavy artillery. He was not posted overseas. I believe he was discharged in 1945. That's all I know.Any help will be appreciated.See More
4 hours ago
Anne Speedie posted a discussion

Old soldiers

I am having great difficulty tracing my ancestor after he left the army in 1919. Know his historytill then. He was a single man then so no family. Can anyone give tip on where to begin. Many thanks. AnneSee More
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TeAnne Pantony commented on Marianne Flack's blog post No title
"I got the same msg."
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karen grunow left a comment for Rodney Wheatley
"Oops!! TYRRELL is correct spelling SORRY!!!!"

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