im looking for james henry tomkinson 1 war. 1914 . 1918. he left the UK around about 1914. if eny one can help pls contack me at c58potts@btinternet.com. james wos with the 22nd Bn Australian Infantry;A.I.F. who died on 6th October 1918.

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Comment by Debra on October 9, 2013 at 0:07

Hi Colin,

What would you like to know about James?  Here is his service record  http://dhistory.org/archives/naa/items/8391921/

I think he came to Australia alone in 1912 on the ship "Irishman".

Cheers,

Debra

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on October 11, 2013 at 20:25

Debra   I noticed on the link you have posted above

http://dhistory.org/archives/naa/items/8391921/  that when you view it all the pages of the record

come up in thumbnails on the one page and can then be enlarged

This is much easier than trolling through all the pages separately in the war records but can you tell

me how you got it to view that way as I have never seen it displayed that way before - is it a new thing?

 

thanks

Elizabeth

Comment by Debra on October 12, 2013 at 1:43

Hi Elizabeth,

The file viewer was developed by the very clever Tim Sherratt and he explains how to use it here  http://forum.naa.gov.au/forum/topics/experimental-digitised-file-vi...

It is very simple and just involves putting the item's barcode into the box, clicking on 'show' and voila!  Just copy and paste the url which appears in your top address bar.

If you then click on 'print' the pages are organised into a column format, then you can either print it out or choose PDF from your print menu and save the whole thing as a PDF file.

The viewer is particularly good because it is a persistant link.  The link you gave here has expired, so try it out!

http://forum.naa.gov.au/forum/topics/service-records-1

Cheers,

Debra

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on October 12, 2013 at 12:20

Debra,  Many thanks - this is brilliant and so much easier than the way I was doing things

I had never heard of this before so it will come in very handy - will have to practice & get used to it I think

 

Elizabeth

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