I am trying to find out more about what my Grandparents did during WWII. My grandmother, Mavis Thibou (nee Johnson; Service No. NFX179086) enlisted in Baulkham Hills in 1939. I know she was trained as a nurse in the army, where she met my grandfather. I would love to know more about her service history.

My grandfather (Service No. NX90739) enlisted in Paddington in 1939. I know he served in Tobruk and New Guinea. I think he was with the 2/17th Battalion. I think he was injured on the beach in New Guinea. I would love to know what really happened. I have tried searching the War memorial archives but I don't know where else to search. Both my grandparents are deceased. I would love to hear from anyone who can help me with this search. Thankyou. Renee Pearson

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Hi Renee

The National Archives of Australia has the service records of men and women who served during WWI and WWII. You can purchase copies of your grandparents’ service records, which will give you details of their service history.

Click on the links below, and on the item details screen you will see a ‘Request copy’ link on the right hand side of the screen in the green header bar. Click on this ling and follow the prompts through to our e-commerce system.

Mavis Thibou:
http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/AutoSearch.asp?O=I&Numbe...

Ronald Thibou:
http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/AutoSearch.asp?O=I&Number= 5660566

Kind regards
Tonia
(NAA staff)

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