At this stage the Australian Army was, in fact four separate armies, each with separate conditions of service. Alternatively you can search by regiment. A copy of the record can be ordered on line not a free service or the document can be called forward to the reading room in the repository where it is held. The badge was awarded to all of those military personnel who were discharged as a result of sickness or wounds contracted or received during the war, either at home or overseas. The date range is 1914 - 1918. If you are a veteran or next-of-kin of a deceased veteran, you can use request the records at.
The records of people who served in these forces will be found in the appropriate state archive. Whether other records survive or ever existed for a soldier depend upon a number of variable factors. To search for a record, go to the National Archives website and click on Record Search which is carefully hidden at the top right of the page, above the pictures. Have you used the Web recently for a story? Unit war diaries from the Western Front, Mesopotamia and Gallipoli, 1914—1922 Search by unit name and number for the on our website £ and for on Ancestry. Campaign medals were awarded to all soldiers who served in a theatre of conflict overseas. Once opened it can be read online or printed out.
You can visit the reading room on the agreed day and read the file. Only a 2% sample of these records survive. Within each Battalion the numbers stated at 1 and worked up in the order that recruits were enlisted. Before 1901 each colony maintained its own military forces. This should bring up the record. Essentially it was enlistment specifically for service in Korea, with discharge shortly after return to Australia Conflicts Since 1953.
Officers did not have service numbers. One of the best tools online is. Numbers of British officers and soldiers joined the various colonial units as they were raised, especially in time of perceived defence emergency. A number of these men did not immediately return to Australia following their tour of duty, and enlisted in local South African units such as the Bushveldt Carrabineers. You will have to enquire at the relevant Archives about how you can search. Militia Army numbers had a prefix indicating the state of enlistment Q for Queensland, V for Victoria etc. This became the Australian Imperial Force.
The data comes from both from official records and information entered by veterans and other Miltary. Defence Archives also holds records for members who enlisted or were commissioned into the Regular Army from 1948, including those who did not see active service. You may find abbreviations on a roll entry — some of these abbreviations are explained in. Personal files for soldiers who served in the Second World War are held by the. Until 1870, British Infantry Regiments garrisoned the Australian colonies.
First World War pension record cards for servicemen killed or injured Search among the on Fold3. For Grenadier, Irish and Welsh Guards service records visit the website. The Service Number, if know, can be included as a discriminator. Log in as a Visitor. However, remember that in the First World War the Australian Flying Corps, which flew fighter, bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, was part of the Army.
In some instances the cards also record gallantry awards. You will need to contact their respective archives for advice on how to locate these records. Records in other archives and organisations Service records of Guards regiments The Coldstream Guards and Scots Guards regiments retain their own records. This should appear on any military paperwork you have on the person. Ideally, have the person's service number. Use our library catalogue to find a. Once in Record Search, use the person's name, in the order Surname, Given Names eg Smith, John Frederick as key words.
Except for a period after the 1929 Depression, there was universal conscription for the Militia, for service in Australia only. Absent Voters Lists, 1918—1921 Search for a soldier by name in the Absent Voters Lists, taken from electoral registers held at the British Library, on £ and £. This term may show up on your relative's records. Even after that date, specialists, such as Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers supported the colonial forces. One of the more useful databases included is , which was put online earlier this year. See below for advice on searching for the war diaries of units that served elsewhere in the world during the war. Only those who enlisted after 26 January 1901 into one of the contingents of the Australian Commonwealth Horse actually served in the Australian Army.