Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Ancestry adds Australia, World War II Military Service Records, 1939-1945

Looking for British strays? Second World War era folks could just be in these Australian forces service file indexes new online at Ancestry.

The over 1,1 million records included in this collection, nearly 10% for those born in England, will typically provide the following information:
full name
date of birth
place of birth
service number
marital status
religion
previous employment / trade details
next-of-kin details
place and date of enlistment and initial unit posting
prior military service
movements and transfers between units (including names of troop ships)
promotions and awarding of important decorations and medals
details of illnesses and injuries, and treatment received
when and where a soldier was killed, and basic burial details

While the index is accessible from Ancestry.com, the original images may be found on Ancestry's sister site Fold3.com.

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