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 July 1893 at Coonamble,   serivce number 4777 of the 13th reinforcements of the 30th Battalion, but when he returned in 1919 he was supposedly part of the 50th battalion.

His WW2 service number was N102607 and he served from 1941 to 1947 as a sergeant in D A O E C, whatever that is.

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Comment by sarfarnaa on April 27, 2015 at 10:27

You may want to request a copy of his WW2 service record - as it could also have his WWI service record.

The WWII is currenlty not yet been examined. You can request a copy, by going to and under 'Advanced Search' - items in the barcode field search for 5681760.

The title of the record is HEWSON WILLIAM WALTER : Service Number - N102607 : Date of birth - 18 Jul 1893 : Place of birth - COONAMBLE NSW : Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW : Next of Kin - HEWSON SEREPTA

I hope this helps


Comment by heather barghout on April 22, 2018 at 23:46

hi,i am new to this site,i have been tracing my family who left Scotland to go to nsw,i have found a lot already so now I am tracing an Allan John newlands ww1,his father was sir john newlands any info on the newlands family would be appreciated


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