I was wondering if someone could help me, I'm having trouble searching for my Poppa's Service records. I don't have his service number (and he passed away on Friday so no means of asking him) and Ancestry thinks there are records available, I just don't have access to them as I'm not a paid member.

I know he served in the Australian Navy during WWII and the Korean War, yet when I do a name search for him in the NAA it brings up no results.

If anyone could tell me where I'm going wrong, or help me find them, that would be great. Thanks a million.

Bryon George Harvey, South Australia

DOB 25/12/1931

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Hi Stacey.

Thank you for your question.

I recommend submitting a question to our reference team who will be able to help you with your request.


Go to the ask us a question page and submit an inquiry with all the details of your Poppa.



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Thank you Kylie, Debra has been very helpful!

http://soda.naa.gov.au/record/4430835/1  (2 sides of one card}

Byron was born in 1931 so he cannot have served in WW2.  He joined the Navy in July 1950 at the age of 19.  I don't know why you can't see his record.  Just use 'basic search' and use his full name.


Thank you so much Debra! Yes, I realized what I'd written afterwards, only that he told me he'd served in 'p[eace keeping' missions after world war II. Thank you! Also, They'd listed him as Byron Harvey, not Bryon Harvey.... hence the reason it wasn't showing me his records.

Thank you again!

Stacey,  You may like the details from the Korean Nominal Roll as well - he is listed here under Byron instead of his correct Christian name


Please accept my condolences for his recent death



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