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closed file

My Uncles army records are still listed as closed although he died in 1951, I can only obtain partial record copies and I'm trying to have his name added to the rolls in Canberra. He was on active service at the time and was killed in a  mortar accident whilst undergoing training in Japan prior to his embarkation to join his outfit 3rd RAR in Korea. He is interred in the CWG at Yokohama. I have an appointment with the AWM in September.

Any suggestions or thoughts welcome.…

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Added by Colin Nicholls on August 10, 2016 at 17:27 — 2 Comments

Lintott Family

Looking for any information regarding George Lintott living in Osborne Park between  1920 and 1924

Added by gaile cordery (lintott) on August 4, 2016 at 0:03 — No comments

Lintott Family

Can anyone help to find where George ernest lived in Osborne park between 1929 and 1924.

Added by gaile cordery (lintott) on August 4, 2016 at 0:01 — 6 Comments

Noeline Dawn Stuart Lepper

I am trying to track this person. She traveled to Sydney from Wellington in August 1949 on the liner Wanganella (I have her on a passenger manifest, passenger 102). Within a few years she stopped communicating with family. She listed her profession as Governess, she however was a nurse in Dannevirke before she left. She was 21 when she arrived in Sydney. There is a lead she may have worked at some point at Mark Foys or Foy and Gibsons.

I do not know if she…

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Added by Brent Fryer on July 28, 2016 at 20:51 — No comments

Looking for a Australian Book called Cobbers in Khaki by Ron Austin

I would like to obtain a copy of this book as it is all about the 8th Battalion AIF, in which my uncle served. Amazon comes up blank, does anyone have an idea of where I could obtain a copy, I know there were only about 650 printed.

Thanks in advance

Heather

Added by Heather Armstrong on July 23, 2016 at 1:10 — 1 Comment

searching for any details re Willie Francis Goodwin

My great uncle Willie, born in England,, joined the 8th Battalion AIF on  29th Aug 1914, his service number was 17. I have his digital service record but am now trying to trace any connections in Australia. I know when he came to Australia  in 1913 he lived @ 49 Clarke Street Chilwell Geelong. He lived with William Henry Rogers and Mary Rogers at this address. William Rogers was a quarryman.

I know it is a long shot but I am hoping to find any traces of my uncle while he was in…

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Added by Heather Armstrong on July 23, 2016 at 1:07 — 2 Comments

APL Aircraft Factory, Maryborough, Queensland

Looking for information on the aircraft factory in Maryborough during WWII.

Added by Pamela Ruth Cowan on July 17, 2016 at 12:05 — No comments

Looking for my Uncle's Inquest Report

Hi, I am looking to see if there are any reports or Inquest records for the death of my uncle, Ronald Joseph O'Farrell (QX1464).

His cause of death is listed ads Accidental ( drowning ), Place of Death is Japan

Thanks for your help.

Added by Michael Bennett on July 14, 2016 at 20:15 — 4 Comments

Hi, looking for boat arrival details for Emanuel Grixti, arrived on the Castelfelice on the 29th Feb 1956, he was 6 months old, father Francis Grixti ( not sure if he arrived prior) Mother Josephine …

Hi, looking for boat arrival details for Emanuel Grixti, arrived on the Castelfelice on the 29th Feb 1956, he was 6 months old, father Francis Grixti ( not sure if he arrived prior) Mother Josephine Ciantar, from Malta not sure if arrived Melbourne or Perth? Can you please help me, cant find any details... need very urgent!!!! 

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Added by Tamara Lapre' on July 14, 2016 at 11:50 — 1 Comment

Polish refugees after WW11

I am unable to find any record of Peter Wojtowicz arriving in Australia after WW11, he would have been about 20 and had

no family with him. I have found electoral rolls from 1958 but nothing previously.I have no idea were else to search..

Thanks for any help Barbara

Added by Barbara Jones on July 11, 2016 at 0:01 — 7 Comments

survived the Merchant Navy after 3 ships sank

Iam researching my husbandsUncle Albert Ronald McDonald 345 joined the army 21 Aug 1914 7th Battalion 

born1894 in Brunswick HE was awarded The CROIX deGUERRE Belgiium He was also in WW2 in the MERCANT NAVY He served on 3 different ships which were sunk but he survived each time We don't know any more and trying to find out the names of the ships and his history during  that time Thanks if anyone can help 

Cheers Lorraine

Added by lorraine Culhane on June 27, 2016 at 18:19 — 1 Comment

Looking for Dick and Ron Backhouse

I have a letter from a great uncle Frederick John Backhouse (Reg No 1081) dated 9/2/1946 referring to the fact that "Dick and Ron Backhouse are now out of the Army".

In searching the records I can find no reference to a Ron or Ronald Backhouse.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Joihn Cox

Added by John Robert Cox on June 26, 2016 at 15:27 — No comments

Looking for Joesph Edmund Darbyshire born 11/7/1919

Joseph was born in Prescot, Lancashire , UK Any decendants are our first cousins. Please help me if you can.
Charlotte

Added by Charlotte Hough on June 21, 2016 at 2:10 — No comments

Bushmans BOER WAR

Iam researching my husbands great great uncle WILLIAM Mcdonald B 1872 1936 Ihave photo of him in STH AFRICA presuming in the boer war and would like any information I can get 

Added by lorraine Culhane on June 17, 2016 at 14:21 — 17 Comments

Novaglia/Novaglio

Good Afternoon



I am trying to track down a Giuseppe Novaglia born in Bianzone Italy in May 1872.



I believe he arrives in Australia around 1900 and he was a miner.



His wife Adelaide Novaglia (née Castellanelli) remained in Italy with the family.



I have found some records of his arrival and it states on Adelaide's naturalisation documents that he died in Wooroloo 1928, however I am unable to find a death certificate or cemetery records.



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Added by Michelle tonkin on June 12, 2016 at 20:28 — 3 Comments

Sadler / Jackson Family

I am looking for information on Donny Sadler & family and Edward John (Teddy) Jackson family  who left the UK in 1973. last known address in the Adelaide area. Regards George McGarry 

Added by George MCGarry on June 12, 2016 at 10:04 — No comments

looking for my dads mother

Hi all im searching  my family tree

and im looking to find my dads mother long shot i know 

her name was Beatrice  woods she left england in 1959 on the strathaird  

with a matthew we believe  to be her son her address  on arrival  was 16 bond stree Preston  Victoria Melbourne 

My dad is now in his 80s and would like to know what became of his mother 

As she left him  when he was 9 years of age i have been trying to trace any family members  that 

my…

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Added by Donna Atkinson on June 9, 2016 at 9:34 — 15 Comments

Looking for my biological parents

My parents immigrated from Singapore to Sydney Australia somewhere in late 1960 or early 1970s. I do not have their names. But my Father race is Malay and my Mothers is Chinese. How can I search them?

Added by Niki Chuck on June 4, 2016 at 3:13 — 1 Comment

Looking for Beverley J Ashworth

Trying to locate a Beverley J Ashworth, born in sydney around 1940's and was a law clerk in Aus before moving to NZ in 1967-1968. Live in Bay Of Plenty and had moved to Welington and Kawerau. Address now is unknown but trying to locate. 

Added by rosalind june gibson on May 20, 2016 at 15:38 — No comments

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