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Debra commented on Neil Krief Bartlett's blog post Andrew John Bartlett NX54980 Prisoner of war
"Hi Neil, His service record: After the allied surrender on 15 Feb 1942, the POWs were taken to Changi and then marched to Burma.  He "died of illness whilst POW (ulcers)" on 2 Dec 1943. The last…"
Debra replied to Nganakita's discussion Helpme! I cannot find details of Great Uncle World War 1 on this site?
"Go to ; and click on the link in "Use RecordSearch to search our collection." Put in the full name and 'search'."
Debra replied to Eaine's discussion Our Lady's Girls Orphanage, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Jul 9
Debra replied to Gary Lawrence Jones's discussion 3400499 Ernest Macklin - Military Records
"His records will still be with the Central Army Records Office.  If he is deceased you will need to provide a death certificate and proof of relationship."
Jul 7
Debra replied to sara smith's discussion Victoria, Australia, Index to the Children's Registers of State Wards, 1850 -1893
"OK, I can see now that your David is also number 9246 as he was recommitted, and there is more information there.  His mother's partner is James DORAN of Ballarat. "
Jun 26
Debra replied to sara smith's discussion Victoria, Australia, Index to the Children's Registers of State Wards, 1850 -1893
"The registers are digitised on PROV. However they are indexed by surname, committal number and year, and because the name is SMITH it…"
Jun 26
Debra replied to Cindy Fletcher's discussion Looking for my birth father
"STEWART Robert John (Greybeard) Death notice 22MAR2005 Aged 61 late of The Oaks, formerly of St. Andrews Daily Telegraph (Sydney) 24MAR2005"
Jun 22
Debra replied to Cindy Fletcher's discussion Looking for my birth father
"It actually says 'Closed off 1st February 1970 on transfer of N personnel records to EDP'.  Which just means that they commenced electronic data processing (EDP) of…"
Jun 22
Debra commented on Jean Hay's blog post How do you get a bar code for a search?
"I don't know what you are using to be asked for a barcode.  Information here on how to search (Searching passenger records) and assistance with resident status."
Jun 22
Debra replied to Sandi Davenport's discussion My Dad's First Marriage
"Marriage records are closed for 75 years, there is more information here:,-deaths-and-marriages/apply-for-a-marriage-or-relationship-certificate Some relevant news…"
Jun 19
Debra replied to's discussion Transportation and release
"Convicts weren't kept in a prison,  they were assigned out to settlers or the government to work. Your Charles was an exile which means that he had served a part of his sentence in England and considered worthy of a ticket of leave…"
May 11
Debra replied to Wendy Bennett's discussion How to download multiple pages
"Hi Wendy, After you open the record have a look on the right hand side of the page and you will see 'Title', 'Contents range', 'Series number' etc.  There are symbols under that block of text for Twitter, Facebook,…"
Apr 28
"Vietnam service records are still held by the Department of Defence."
Apr 7
Debra commented on Cheryl Cross's blog post Understanding notes and information on Military records 1920-1928
"Coincidentally I was just reading the enquiry about the immigration of his first wife so I know who you are talking about : ) The notation 'Trade - Glove Webber' is exactly that.  If you have a look at the 1911 census for Corsham you…"
Mar 17
Debra replied to Stacey Leech's discussion Unable to find Grandfathers Service Records
"  (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…"
Mar 14
Debra replied to Jennifer Lesley Jorgensen's discussion Searching for any /all information about the Earl Grey Scheme, Sydney Melbourne Australia 1850+
"Hi Jennifer, You might be getting the Female Factory confused with the immigration depot at Hyde Park barracks.  The Factory closed in 1848 and by 1850 it was an asylum for invalids and…"
Jan 18

Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 5:39 on October 31, 2011, Lorraine Lawrence said…

Hello Debra,

Yes you can willingly be my friend,let me know how you wish to contact me. I hope you have good news for me in the search for my family in Australia.



At 19:42 on November 25, 2011, LancashireBoy said…

Thank you for your information Debra



At 17:50 on April 2, 2012, Mark X Wheelan-Lamont said…

Will pop down to the Research Room tomorrow and grab the details for you.

At 8:14 on September 22, 2012, Joyce Stone said…

Hello Debra - thank you for replying to my query re; pte Wm. Farmer.  I have documents pertaining to w. Farmer, and photgraphs, taken obviously back in ap. 1916.

We would like to know more about his family tree, but I am not too sure how to set about finding information, in Australia.  Any tips would be much appreciated.  Once again, many thanks.  Regards Joyce.

At 13:24 on September 6, 2013, Kay Sandsrule said…

Hello Debra,

Thank you for your reply.  I have tried Ancestry Com.Au. & Ancestry UK, Findmy Past, most sites that I can go onto,  but nothing comes up. 

Her Name is Gladys Willett Vellacott, maiden name Spooner.

If you can help, it would be great/wonderful.



At 3:36 on March 22, 2014, reli korce said…

 Hello. My name is Reli and i am helping my friend. His father has been living for 20 years in Australia from 1938 until to 1958. His father was called Ilia Ilia (Elias) ll and has worked in a tabacco factory in Brisbane and maybe he has performed military. I would like to know if his father might be an Australian citizen. 

All the goods, Reli

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