Family History - Australian Military Related Links

1. National Archives of Australia
The National Archives is a great site for viewing and ordering WW1 and WW2 service records.
2. Australian WW1 Records Finder
This is a little an experiment in access by Dr Tim Sherratt. It let's you do an aggregated search across NAA, AWM and CWGC databases to find records about people.
3. Australian ANZAC's in the Great War 1914-1918
This database that draws on a wide range of sources to provide details on the 330,000 men and women who served overseas in the (First) Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1918.
4. World War One Nominal Roll
The World War One Nominal Roll contains details of approximately 324,000 AIF personnel, recorded to assist with their repatriation to Australia from overseas service following the First World War.
5. World War One Documents - Abbreviations Explained
The original records of Australian World War One service personnel contain a myriad of abbreviations. This list is a good starting point to understanding these abbreviations. 
6. Australian Light Horse
The Australian Light Horse Studies Centre aims to present early Australian military developments from 1899 to 1920.
7. First World War Official History by Charles Bean
The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918 is a 12-volume series covering Australia’s involvement in the First World War. The series was edited by the official historian Charles Bean, who also wrote six of the volumes, and was published between 1920 and 1942. The books, with their familiar covers, “the colour of dried blood” in the words of one reviewer, rapidly became highly regarded internationally. Bean’s work established the tradition and set the standard for all subsequent Australian official war histories.
8. World War Two Nominal Roll
The World War Two Nominal Roll was created to honour and commemorate the men and women who served in Australia's defence forces and the Merchant Navy during this conflict.
9. Unit Histories
If the unit of a service man or woman is known, this site links to a short history of the unit, details of its casualties, decorations, battle honours, commanding officers, and, in the case of technical units, the specifications of the equipment it used. Within each profile there are further links to the AWM's collections for items relating to the unit: photographs, works of art, film and sound recordings, personal records, and relics.
10. In Their Honour (Burial sites of Australian War Dead)
This site is dedicated to Australian men and women who served in the Armed Forces from 1914 to 1949. Many of them sacrificed their lives for "King and country". Thousands did not come home to their families and were buried in War Graves in cemeteries across Europe and the Middle East. In Their Honour shows the burial or memorial location of all service men and women who fought for our freedom and paid the ultimate price.
11. Sources - Curry & Marchment
This site is dedicated to Albert Alfred Curry (KIA) and has a good list of links to other websites the web author uses for researching an Aussie Digger.
12. Troop Ships
This is a great site for getting images of the troop ships that carried the ANZACs to war..

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