May 2013 blog posts (4)

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

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