Websites I Use for Military Research

I shared some links on my Facebook profile to websites that I use for military research, so I thought to make them easily accessible, I’d add them to my blog for others, who aren’t on Facebook, to use as well. Most of these will be for Australian military research.

National Archives of Australia – protecting and preserving historical Government records. Here you can search war records and if you have a WW1 soldier, their records have been digitised and are available for free.

There is a photo search link as well as passenger arrivals index for the years 1898-1966.

Australian War Memorial – Commemorates those who died in war. On this site, you will find links to a wealth of information about your fallen soldier.

First World War Embarkation Rolls – Details of approximately 330,000 AIF personnel, recorded as they embarked for overseas service during WW1.

First World War Nominal Roll – Details of AIF personnel, recorded to assist with their repatriation to Australia from overseas service following WW1.

Roll of Honour – Names of AIF personnel who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Red Cross Wounded and Missing – 32,000 individual case files of Australian personnel reported as wounded or missing during the First World War.

Soldier’s Wills – a PDF of over 3,600 probate, administration and intestate files of military personnel who died in WW1.

World War 2 POWs (Prisoners of War) – records of prisoners of war and missing personnel during WW2.

Honours and Awards – This site provided details of honours and awards to Australians while on active service with Australian forces.

War History – Unit and Commander’s War Diaries, the names of the units and their involvement in war, military history and more.

AWM Collection – Search the collection for not only photographs but books, articles, private records (letters, diaries) etc.

The AIF Project – links to soldiers who enlisted in WW1.

The Army

Australian’s on the Western Front

Australian WW1 Record Finder using NAA, AWM and CWGC databases.

Australian War Books – books on various conflicts Australian’s have served in.

Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes

NSW Online Indexes

Queensland historical records

South Australian online database

Tasmanian Births Deaths and Marriages online – this website also has digitised many of their church records.

Victorian Births Deaths and Marriages Index Search

Western Australian Online Indexes

City of Greater Geraldton Library – links to WW1 oral histories and stories.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission – Commemorating 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in WW1 and WW2.

Discovering ANZACS – enhance the profile of a soldier by Adopting-A-Digger.

Family Search Historical Records for Australia and New Zealand – many records here including images.

Flotilla Australia – List of ANZAC Troop Transport Ships. Gives details of transport ships that carried our troops to the battlefields.

RSL Virtual Memorial – Commemorates all Australians who have served the nation during the Boer War, Boxer Rebellion, the Great War, World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, all.

Trove – Searching historic Australian newspapers, books, images, maps and more.

WW1 Pictorial Honour Roll of West Australians – Commemorating those who served in the Great War.

WW2 Nominal Roll – to honour and commemorate the men and women who serviced in Australia’s defence forces and the Merchant Navy during WW2. (A new site is being developed for searching Korean, Vietnam and the Gulf War.)

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