April 2015 blog posts (13)

National service 1954-56

Would anybody know if there is any entitlements to those who did there National service 1954-56. I'm just wondering if there is and who one would contact.  Grateful for any help.  Thank you

Added by Peter Frances J Ryan on April 27, 2015 at 18:32 — 1 Comment

National service 1954-56

Would anybody know if there is any entitlements to those who did there National service 1954-56. I'm just wondering if there is and who one would contact.  Grateful for any help.  Thank you

Added by Peter Frances J Ryan on April 27, 2015 at 18:32 — 1 Comment

WW1 and WW2 service records

The B2455 file for one of my relatives who served in WW1 is "missing".

This particular relative also served in WW2.   I have read previously that the WW1 file might be combined with the WW2 file.   I have other cases where that didn't happen,  so I don't know if the practice was consistent.

Is it possible to find out if this has happened ?  If this has happened,  is it possible to get the WW1 file ?

He is William Walter Samuel Hewson,  born 18…

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Added by R_Heal on April 26, 2015 at 0:39 — 1 Comment

Cant find relative

I have been searching for a record for my Uncle in World War 11 but cannot find a trace of him in the Army records.  His name was William Bonnyman and he was I think a Signalman. There is a discharge date in 1945 for him.  But I know he worked for the Army after the war. I cannot remember when he left.  His number was VX16187.  I know he served in the Middle East before being wounded.  When I insert a family name search there are only 7 records for Bonnyman and his is not one of them.  I…

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Added by Ruth. Fowler on April 25, 2015 at 15:25 — 11 Comments

I have just received this email can someone check to see if it is not a scam the English is not right  Abiola bawuah added a comment to your profile on RecordSearch Forum ------------ Good day, I…

I have just received this email can someone check to see if it is not a scam

the English is not right 

Abiola bawuah added a comment to your profile on RecordSearch Forum



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Good day,



I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and demand it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found…

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Added by Marianne Flack on April 21, 2015 at 17:22 — 12 Comments

Post Card sent to David Leake from German Concentration Camps, Liverpool NSW

German Concentration Camps Liverpool NSW

This post card is in our family 'archives' - sent to my Great Grandfather, David Leake from 'Bob'.  I am wondering whether this 'Bob' was a friend or relative of David.  Could he have been of German…

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Added by Susan Austin on April 18, 2015 at 15:38 — 4 Comments

discovering an anzac

Please could someone tell me how to remove an incorrect addition I made re NOK relationship?

Added by Claire Wilson on April 18, 2015 at 13:09 — 4 Comments

WW1 enlistment record. Jack Mackay

Mackay: Jack WW1 enlistment records
Could you please explain his infantry and what A.A.M.C. means, and what he would have done. Did he serve in active service at all?

No 2910
84th infantry Kalgoorlie
Transferred 21st A.A.M.C. 9 mths. Ex

Charlotte Mackay. Mother.
Father dead
Thank you
Marianne

Added by Marianne Flack on April 9, 2015 at 0:55 — 3 Comments

searching myself

Hi all,

does anyone have photos of the skaubryn that left Bremerhaven on the 10.10.1956 bound for Australia.

I was 2 years old and told from my parents that i mostly was hanging around in the near of the board Restaurant.

we arrived in Melbourne , i think around middle of Nov. 

The first transport to Bonegilla then after six weeks to Wacol.

After also six weeks in Wacol my dad decided to move to Heyfield where he started his fist job at the forest…

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Added by Ulrich Seiler on April 6, 2015 at 20:55 — 3 Comments

William John Kembrey

I am looking for all records of William John Kembrey (service no 488) relating to World War 1. I know he was killed in action in Belgium on 21 July 1917, but I would like copies of any other records held by NAA.

Added by Robert Webster on April 5, 2015 at 18:05 — 2 Comments

looking for g/father "HARRIE LEWIS STEPHENSON"

tryingto find info on granddad  harrie lewis atephenson born in 1860s had a son CHARLES STEPHENSON wife or partner ELIZABETH MAY STEPHENSON nee HOCKING his son is my father and dad also known as ALBERT JAMES WILSON da changed his name from - CHARLES STEPHENSON to ALBERT JAMES WILSON about 1930 but not by depole

Hope someone can help

gerald (gerry) wilson

Added by gerald wilson on April 5, 2015 at 9:40 — 8 Comments

Looking for GGrandfather relatives

Hi

My paternal Great Grandfather was not known to us. My GGrandmother did not marry him, but went on to have his son, my grandfather.

GGrandfather was William Harold Norman. Born in London 1891. Came to Australia sometime before WWI and signed up over here in 1914. He was injured in Gallipoli and Malta and returned to London then Australia in 1916. End of 1916 he was discharged from the Army. in 1918 my Pop was born.

I have been able to trace some army correspondence as…

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Added by Tracy Mantellato on April 4, 2015 at 21:41 — No comments

looking for maternal Grandfather orphanage records

Hello

My maternal grandfather, David Cuthbert, DOB 12.3.1910 arrived in Australia as an orphan from Scotland-Glasgow. I have found a shipping record 1913 of a master David Cuthbert, aged 4 1/2 arriving on Orama, 10.10.1913. I am not 100% sure this is him but it is the only record I have located to date. My Mum and Aunties do not have a lot of information from his childhood, they believe he was a Barnados boy, perhaps living in Camden area. I have contacted Barnados in England (he was…

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Added by Tracy Mantellato on April 4, 2015 at 21:28 — 14 Comments

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