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Court Marshall records WWI


Why are the court marshall records for WWI not in digital format?

Also, why can't I see the enlistment papers for this family member? Are they with the court marshall records?

Added by Julie Carrington on July 17, 2013 at 17:36 — 3 Comments

Google Reader replacements

The coming demise of Google Reader is of concern to millions? of users. Now What? Is there an open source replacement reccomended by the NLA? cheers sonya

Added by sonya kay staffolani on June 1, 2013 at 10:07 — 2 Comments

WW! & WW@


A number of years ago I got the records for my grandfather (Sgt Alan Milne, 10th Light Horse) and my father (Sgt Douglas Bertram Milne, 16 Battalion).

Both records are very difficult to read and only gives limited information.

I could find what ship my grandfather was sent over on and that he had some R&R in the UK - that's about it.

With my father I read that he lost his medals in 1946 and was issued with new ones.

Where do I find if they served in…


Added by Bryan Milne on May 10, 2013 at 16:06 — 2 Comments

Fathers War Service WW2-Merchant Navy


Just joined this site and need help finding information on the movement of a merchant ship the HMT Empire Pride.

This was a troopship registered in UK,Bibby Brothers Liverpool,its ID was 168687,I have found its service history via the

British National Archives,Kew,Surry England but it stops at 1945,my fathers Cessation of Sea Service and Termination of

War Service was on 9th April 1948.

He was in and out of Australia during the war trooping and I am…


Added by William Bennett on May 8, 2013 at 3:05 — 9 Comments

ANDREW CONRAD HUMMELL (Hairdresser- Australia)

On 11th April 1922, 26 year old Andrew, the son of John Hummell from 4, Bridge Street, Reading, Berkshire, left the Port of London aboard the S.S. Moreton Bay bound for Sydney.

He was looking forward to be being re-united with his girlfriend Ethel, also from Reading, who had already left for Sydney on 8th September 1921 on the S.S. Benalla.

They initially lived in Fitzroy Street, North Sydney, being the first of many residences during their life together in…


Added by Margaret Kerley on May 3, 2013 at 3:23 — 1 Comment

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

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