Sorry, but I'm not sure what you mean about this record being at the AWM.
The records in these series have never been at the AWM. They were transferred directly from Defence to NAA. They had never been digitised until we started…"
There must be a problem with NameSearch in this case. For some reasons these records don't show up on NameSearch, even though we do have them. I'll look into this and see if we can fix the problem.
In the meantime, you can find…"
Not sure which exact search terms you were using, but we have 3 records about this serviceman. I found all three by searching for "429820 Donald Bernard May":
Good question. It would be very unusual for a digital copy of an item to be removed from RecordSearch, but it's not impossible.
I'm investigating this and will get back to you when I learn more.
Thanks for providing that information. I'm afraid that I haven't had any success. As Sylvia has indicated, he doesn't appear on the DVA Nominal Roll, so presumably did not serve in Korea. He may have served overseas during…"
You may want to have a look at the file below, which has been digitised and contains various lists of POWs and internees and details of their repatriation or deportation.
War Internees and Deportees 1914-1919
Most post-WWII army service records are still held by the Department of Defence rather than NAA, so you won't neccessarily find any details of your grandfather's service on RecordSearch.
If you can give me his name and date of…"
You can download a PDF of any record by following the attached instructionsHow%20to%20create%20a%20PDF%20from%20a%20digitised%20record.pdf. Once a record has been digitised you do not need to order or pay for the PDF.
Please let us…"
I have discussed this with our technical staff. Unfortunately, due to the current set up of RecordSearch, items do not have digital object identifiers. We are hoping to implement this along with a number of other modenisation changes as…"
You are correct - the URLs in RecordSearch are session-specific. It is possible to create a permalink to items using the following URL template:
http://www.naa.gov.au/go.aspx?i=[ItemBarcodeNumber] where [ItemBarcodeNumber] is the item's…"