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Missing WW2 military records

I have my Uncles WW2 service numbers (3in total) but have been unable to get any of his service record details from the National Archives. Can anyone help as to why I cannot access his records?

Added by Alfred Smith on May 22, 2020 at 11:56 — 1 Comment

December 1959 Passenger card or manifest to Sydney.

I am after passenger cards or manifest for December 1959 to Sydney.

Added by CHRISTINE PETROFF on May 15, 2020 at 15:01 — 8 Comments

missing Family member

have traced   J.W. Webber arriving in Darwin aboard the MV Merkur jan 1940. on route to melbourne . where can i find a  passenger arrival list.

Also  reported to have Enlisted in the RAAF.   have found 3 entries  not yet examined.   

can any one advise me   please

Added by sue kent on May 6, 2020 at 15:00 — 9 Comments

Voyager Royal Commission

I am looking for the records of interview of crew members of HMAS Voyager. I fluked the search for Volume 2 which included my interview (A1256, ITEM 3A, Volume 2) beginning at page 698, but have not been able to retrieve the previous lot of interviews (?maybe Item 2A or Volume 1) covering names A-G.

Can anyone give me a link to get at these pages please?

I am also interested in reading the statements by the crew of rescue boat Air Chief, which I presume would be…

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Added by George R Smith on April 23, 2020 at 13:10 — 2 Comments

Children registered by Parents overseas

How/where can I obtain a copy of children registered as Australian citizenship by parents who were overseas

Added by Theresa on April 15, 2020 at 21:02 — 4 Comments

Passenger Records

Having difficulty locating records of my return to Australia in September 1958 after a four year sojourn in Singapore where my father was working. I was 4 years old at the time and would have travelled on a parents' passport.The vessel we returned on came via Java and I think may have been a freighter which carried a small number of private passengers. Passenger searches are not showing up any information. Any suggestions

Added by Kendal J Tichon on April 12, 2020 at 13:36 — 4 Comments

Looking for date and port of arrival

I found the record of the arrival of the family I'm researching but no arrival date or port are included.

Is there a way of finding the missing details?

Added by Ron Hume on March 27, 2020 at 22:47 — 12 Comments

Family search

Hi, I am looking for any relatives of my uncle ronald douglas storey who emigrated to australia

Added by Jeanette Bailey on February 12, 2020 at 9:11 — 2 Comments

William Moore

Greetings - I fairly new to genealogy, so I'm hoping this forum may point me in the right direction.  I'm trying to find my great grandfather (3 times removed) from the time he 'supposedly' arrived in Australia until his death.  It seems to me he has simply fallen off the planet never to be heard of again.  I've listed below what we have been able to confirm.....

* William Moore - born circa 1820, birth certificate not found as yet

* Eleanor (Ellen) Bradley - married in…

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Added by Penny Matson on January 26, 2020 at 17:07 — 26 Comments

Change of name

Searching for John August William Graff born 1892 Epping Victoria.

may have changed his name to William Francis/ Graf.

do not know his place of residence as left Victoria for N.S.W.

Worked as a Miner, farm labourer.

place of death and year unknown.

any information would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Kathleen Gasparin on January 23, 2020 at 13:16 — 2 Comments

Family serch

I'm serching for my wifes family

Family name:Rapinett, Given name: Lino or Anthony From Malta

Arrived by ship "Sydney" in December 1965

Added by Steve Sklavos on January 19, 2020 at 17:55 — 3 Comments

Found badge

I found a badge/pin in Western Australia with the serial number A125275 and name K Cluwe Melbourne issued by Cwealth Government 1942. I would love to return it to family but can't find details anywhere.

Added by Kaye on January 18, 2020 at 13:57 — 2 Comments

Searching for family of William Briggs

  1.   I have been searching for any family members of William Briggs who was born in Newcastle under Lyme Staffordshire England in 1906. He was the eldest son of Frederick and Florence nee Norris and brother to  Abert and Frederick Percy Briggs
  2. I have found a passenger list which shows a William Briggs embarking the Hobson Bay in 1924 bound for Brisbane
  3. He is stated as being a dairy utensil…
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Added by FLORENCE SWINTON on January 8, 2020 at 6:44 — 8 Comments

William Briggs born in Staffordshire Rngland 1906

How can I find out what happened to my uncle William Briggs born in Staffordshire England 1906. Son of Florence and Frederick Briggs and brother to Frederick Percy and Albert born 1908 who was also my dear father

I am 82 years old a d have bren searching for some trace of William for yhe past 59 or more years in order to fulfill a.promise to my father just before he died.

I realize my time is now limited and would be so thrilled if I.could trace some living relatived of William

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Added by FLORENCE SWINTON on January 7, 2020 at 16:48 — 2 Comments

SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS

 I am an 82 year old lady and have been searching for the whereabouts my fathers brother went to in order to fulfill a promise I made to my father just befor he died in 1965.   I know  I cannot believe it myself!

After their father died my father Albert Briggs and his two brothers William Briggs born in  1906 in Staffordshire England and his younger brother  Frederick were seperated as my grandmother Florence could not afford to keep her young sons.

My father was sent…

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Added by FLORENCE SWINTON on January 3, 2020 at 23:50 — 11 Comments

Alan Clift

Hi

I am researching the life of my maternal grandfather's brother, Walter Alan Clift. He was born in Southampton, England in 1898, and moved to Jersey with his family.

He was active in the 1914-1918 war, and then left the U.K., together with his wife Stella Sabina, on the 25/8/1921 aboard the SS Berrima.

The next thing I know is that he enlisted in Paddington. NSW, his service number being.NX24101. He gave his birth year as 1900!

He was captured in Singapore and…

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Added by Bertrand Pilz on November 21, 2019 at 5:56 — 11 Comments

Welsh/ Australia Connection

Researching the family history of my "Grandfathers Brother" Leonard Wallace Palfrey Born 1897. Left the UK in January 1924 in the company of a Miss Dorthy Chard. Born 1897. Both from  Malpas, Newport, Wales. London to Sydney on board the P&O SS Bendigo. Passenger ticket No 78 Chard. Passenger ticket No 79 Palfrey.To date, have been unable to trace any records in the NAA of Australia. Any members able to point me in the right direction, would be much appreciated. Regards Stuart.

Added by Stuart Powell on November 18, 2019 at 6:11 — 15 Comments

Searching for the Ogrodnik family members

Searching for the family members of the Ogrodnik clan . 

My grandparents Jan and Marija with their two children Joseph and Marianna were displaced persons and arrived here on the ship SKAUGUM 28th July 1949 . 

On the ships records their are other listed family members who were settled in other parts of Australia.  

Any information or links would be greatly appreciated . 

Added by Karen Ogrodnik on November 10, 2019 at 8:32 — 6 Comments

David Letham Hamilton from Glasgow

I am in search of information of David Letham Hamilton ,Margaret Sawers Hamilton, his wife and daughter Mabel Lorraine Hamilton arriving in australia about 1912 -1914 from Glasgow Scotland.I;ve tried assisted passages not there.

Added by John Hills on October 31, 2019 at 6:21 — 15 Comments

Florence Hunter

There are many members of family searching for  information about her. We know she was born 22.12.1902 in Belfast Ireland. We know she went to Australia in 1923 aboard the Baradine, she was recorded as being a domestic. She returned to England aboard the Ormonde from Sydney in 1932 and  was recorded as being a trained nurse.

Then there is a difference in what the family know / think. Some family believe she returned to Australia in 1939, others that she returned aboard the Ormonde in…

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Added by Elizzbeth on October 10, 2019 at 22:03 — 9 Comments

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