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World war 1 records

I am trying to find out any information that i can about my great great Grandfather and have done a name search with no luck and was wondering if someone can help me please. His name was Andrew Anderson from Railton Tasmania when he signed up. I believe he went there in 1914, he was injured when he was on a ship called the Southland it was torpedoed. He came back home in 1919 on a ship from England called the Ceramic. He was involved in alot of heavy fighting over there. He was a fantastic…


Added by Andrew Mcdonald on May 1, 2013 at 22:34 — 1 Comment

Andrew Hummell, Australia

To anyone searching for Andrew & Ethel Hummell/Hawksworth in Australia about the 1950's onwards, I would be pleased to hear from you.

Added by Margaret Kerley on April 29, 2013 at 2:00 — No comments

Help with WW2

Hi guys I am also looking for my fathers ww2 records who also fought overseas. He was born in Greece and many years later after the war ended he migrated to Sydney Australia. Please help me guys as I have joined a few sites including but cannot get anywhere and am going crazzzzzy. Thank you Linda

Added by Linda tsardakidis on April 24, 2013 at 0:06 — 3 Comments

Alfred (Freddie) Moore

Freddie is my cousin, he emigrated to Australia around 1950 (??) . He might be living in Perth (?) he also had a brother John also in Australia. I would like to make contact with him or his family, any information would be appreciated.

Added by Michael A. Fenech on April 10, 2013 at 9:32 — 2 Comments

Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes

I am trying to unravel the mystery of the war service of my wife's grandfather, Arthur Sams during World War One.

Arthur enlisted at Liverpool on 30 November 1914 (listing his mother, Martha, as N.O.K.).  His Attestation Paper is available online (barcode 8076184).  However it also records that Arthur was discharged  just two months later, on 22 January 1915.  No reason for the discharge is given.  His file contains no other information and no other records relating to Arthur are…


Added by Daniel Maurice on April 1, 2013 at 15:00 — 14 Comments

looking for answers

I'm looking and searching the NAA for my father, he was court martial in February 1953, but I cannot find any other records of him in the archives, surley I thought I would find what date he joined the army, where do I go for this information. Who do I ask for help. cheers michelle

Added by Michelle Spokes on March 22, 2013 at 19:51 — 2 Comments

Oxford to Oz ?

G'day all.

I am hoping someone can help me please.

I am making the first enquiries regarding 'Citizenship by Descent'.

My problem is that I wish to know if my Father was an Australian Citizen at the date of my birth ?

He went to Australia in 1934 as a 'child migrant' and ended up in the RAAF.

When he was demobbed in 1946 he returned to the UK.

I was born in 1950.

My father has Alzheimers and meaningful communication is… Continue

Added by Roland Sparling on March 20, 2013 at 3:16 — 2 Comments

lost uncle and aunt clarence a thompson and naomi i thompson after 1927

any family out there?

family member stalbans

Added by ruth stalbans on March 16, 2013 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Army Records


I am looking for further Army records on my Uncle, Victor Maitland Oxman ,can any one help me

Added by Linda June McCabe on March 12, 2013 at 15:01 — 3 Comments

looking for my naturalisation in australia

hi pls help am trying to recover my australian citizenship certificate...i need help so i could have a proof that am a citizen...

Added by Michelle Ojales Curtis Smith on February 13, 2013 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Looking for my fathers record he was in WW1 2/2nd Aust Fly Squad joined on 18 October 1916 pay book No.156964 his name is Edmund Montgomery born in Manly NSW

Edmund Montgomery 2/2nd Aust Fly Squad Joined on 16 October 1918 No. 1322 left Air Fprce April 29 1920

Added by Margaret Judith Eden on February 11, 2013 at 11:09 — 2 Comments

Can Someone help her? looking for a long lost army friend


I just saw an ad on under lost and found. And thought if it might be helpful to post it here.


"hi im looking for laurie denman from tassie he was in the army nsw back in 70s he went back to live in tassie as a light house keeper so i would apreciate any info"

Link to…


Added by Jane Marsh on February 5, 2013 at 11:30 — No comments

andrew hummel

Does anyone know anything about Andrew Hummel born 1897 Reading England not sure when he went to Australia. He had a hairdresser's business. Did he have any relations?

Added by vicky hummell on January 25, 2013 at 1:04 — 1 Comment

Are there any records kept on schooll teachers in the early 1900's

Could anyone be able to tell me is there any records held for school teachers? Iam researching a family member who migrated from England to teach in western Australia early 1900's. Would like to be able to research her.

                      Thankyou for your help,

                              Bronwyn Pond

Added by Bronwyn Pond on January 22, 2013 at 13:16 — 1 Comment


How does one search these records. I know that my grandparents were naturalised in 1945-1946.

Added by Patricia McMahon on November 12, 2012 at 22:25 — 2 Comments

Arthur Raymond Turner AIF

I am trying to find when Arthur died ( and any issue).

He mother was Lydia Turner of Beechworth Vic. (not Beechwood NSW!)

He was born in Wooragee in 1891.

His father died in a mine accident in 1899 at Wooragee.

Amelia Mansfield married Arthur Raymond TURNER on 19 Oct 1929 in Adelaide South Australia.

(Assume this is my Arthur)

Amelia may have died in 1994.Somerton, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

He was known as "Tot" Turner according to…


Added by Rob Russell on November 9, 2012 at 10:41 — 4 Comments


A few years ago I commenced a search for records of my Italian forebears when I attended the “Exiles and Immigrants” exhibition in Melbourne.


My grandfather’s name was Matteo Lombardi and I think he came to Australia on the Re D’Italia in 1926 or earlier. During WW2 he was interned in Victoria. I’m sure he was naturalised and this may have been in 1946-1947


I found three records that seemed to match his age – he died in 1962 reportedly aged 77…


Added by Patricia McMahon on November 9, 2012 at 1:12 — 1 Comment

Assisted Immigration Irene Anthea Hawkins 1971

Hi everyone,

I am trying to trace someone who emigrated to Australia in 1971. We believe that she may have married someone who accompanied her from the UK but don't have his name. We have found her record of landing in Australia but is there any way of a non Australian citizen trying to trace a person i.e. marriage, naturlisation etc. without actually visiting Australia.

Added by Michael Graham Price on November 6, 2012 at 22:01 — 4 Comments

World War One records mix-up

 Just wanted to advise that while doing some family history research I have come across a file which actually has the service records for two family members both by the name of William Britten - they are an uncle and his nephew. William Britten's (snr) service number is 2580 3773 (49th Battalion) and his next of kin was his father, Richard Britten. William snr was 42 years 8 mths and a widower when he enlisted and his nephew was only 23 years of age.

Is there somewhere on your site…


Added by J McMillan on November 2, 2012 at 14:38 — 2 Comments

Police Service

Is there a place that recorded those who served in the early Police service. And if so how do I find it.

Added by Robyn Thomas on October 31, 2012 at 9:48 — 1 Comment

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