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Seeking my fathers military service records

My FatherPeter James Chislett served in the Australian Army from 1939 to 1978, retiring with the rank of major. His DOB is 05/11/1925. I cannot find any records of his service, can you please help?

Added by andrew james chislett on September 4, 2020 at 18:43 — 3 Comments

Searching for Australia Passport from year 1950's

I am searching for Australian passports for my family members issued in the year 1950's.  

Can someone direct me to the right website to search for old passports.

Christine Petroff

Added by CHRISTINE PETROFF on August 30, 2020 at 1:40 — No comments

Aircraft passenger manifests, Inward - Cairns - January to March 1964

Attached are Passenger Cards for my family who flew to Cairns on 26 January 1964

1) George Petroff (born 13 February 1924)

2) George Petroff (born 24 November 1953)

3) Ira Petroff (born 8 November 1956)

4) Motu Petroff.  

I am looking for the Aircraft passenger manifests Inward list for Cairns for 26 January 1964.  

I checked on NAA but could not locate the Aircraft passenger manifest.

Kindly asking for…


Added by CHRISTINE PETROFF on August 30, 2020 at 1:35 — No comments

Naturalization cert.

Looking for full naturalization cert. for gr. grandfather Jorgen Peter Olsen around 1880. Born in Denmark Falster, born 1864 married in 1890 in Warragul Vict.   Want to see if I can find out ship he came on.  

Added by shirley ann peake on August 28, 2020 at 20:53 — 13 Comments

Assistance finding my visa arrival records

I arrived in September 1969 on the Castel Felice but my name does not come up on the search records on this site.

can anyone help please?

Added by Philip Tomlinson on August 18, 2020 at 12:48 — No comments

Wallace Wesley Young

Hello. I am just starting my research on my uncle Wallace Young NX206230, NX53892. How can I find where he served? Also NAA record says Court Martial 10 October 1950, where can I find details? Thank you in advance. Sandie Young.

Added by Sandra Jean Young on August 5, 2020 at 10:42 — 1 Comment

World War One

I am a member of the Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale RSL Sub-Branch and we are attempting to search details of the first Committee Member Names & Service Details from the 3rd April 1919.

These include President Dr. Jermyn - VP Sgt.- Major Baker - VP Gnr Hudd* - Mr. Duddy - Mr. McMillan - Mr. Winter - Mr. Reynard - Mr. Cook - Mr. Sheppard - Mr. Carter - Mr. Mason *…


Added by Graham John CHRISTIE on July 30, 2020 at 14:05 — 3 Comments

Seeking WW11 service records -CMF

I am trying to obtain my deceased mothers CMF records 1939-1948 (Nolia Chaplin) when she served. I believe her number was B884 but the NAA search says 'no record'. Does anyone know where these CMF records are or possibly kept.' 

Added by Neil Chaplin on July 2, 2020 at 18:52 — 1 Comment

Naturalization Record Wilhelm Hess

I am looking for the Naturalization Record of Wilhelm Hess.  He was naturalized on 7 February 1876.  I have done a Record Search but unable to find any record.  He was a resident of Queensland.   Denis Hess

Added by Denis Leslie Hess on June 25, 2020 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Francis John Moore

My name is Peter Hancock and I am researching my Grandfathers army service record without success, I assume this is because he didnot serve overseas. I think he enlisted in about 1940 (born Devon England 1896, likely enlisted Moree NSW) and was discharged on 14th October 1952. Service number 2/46286, paybook number C631060.  Need advice or someone who has better research skills than me. Not an experienced user and am getting frustrated with army records research. He was generally known as…


Added by Peter Hancock on June 11, 2020 at 15:43 — 1 Comment

Maxwell Charles Creighton

Hi All,

Looking for any information relating to Maxwell Charles Creighton, born in Carlton Victoria on 16th September 1921.

This information has come from an extract from his birth certificate. As an orphan we have no other information on him.

BD&M does not have a record of this name.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Regards Ross Creighton

Son of Maxwell Charles Creighton

Added by Ross Creighton on June 8, 2020 at 14:49 — 6 Comments

Missing passenger record

Hello. I can find no ship passenger record of a person who came to Australia allegedly on June 1, 1914. He was allegedly of Russian citizenship and 29 years of age. He was living in Speers Point near Sydney, when he registered as an alien in 1916. I have also checked



Added by Jeff Miller on May 28, 2020 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

Hi, I managed to locate my father's Incoming Passenger Card (Aircraft).  The card shows my father, George Petroff (10 years old), traveled to Cairns on 26 January 1964, on Flight No. 1313.  My father…

Hi, I managed to locate my father's Incoming Passenger Card (Aircraft).  The card shows my father, George Petroff (10 years old), traveled to Cairns on 26 January 1964, on Flight No. 1313. 

My father traveled with his father also named, George Petroff (40 years old), his sister, Ira Petroff (7 years old), and step mother, Motu Petroff (19 years old).  I tried to search for the Passenger Manifest list but could not locate.  

Can you please assist me with this search for the…


Added by CHRISTINE PETROFF on May 28, 2020 at 16:13 — No comments

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…


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 — 5 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

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