There are currently over 500,000 military records available for Australia and New
Zealand, which covers
World War I, World War II, the Boer war as well as New Zealand’s Maori campaigns.
The Australian Contingents to South Africa records include a roll of over 17,000 men, war services and honours, lists of those who died or were wounded, their rank or roll, as well as much additional information on each contingent. This information could prove invaluable when searching for an ancestor affected by the war in South Africa.
Photographs and biographical information including place of birth, where they were educated and enlisted, places they fought and other significant details, are provided in the rare volumes of Australia‘s Fighting Sons of the Empire (World War I) for approximately 3,300 soldiers.
The records also include details on New Zealanders and the Boer War, the New Zealand Division 1916-1919, New Zealand Wars: Maori Campaigns and Defenders of New Zealand & Maori History, each a narrative history. The New Zealand WW1 Soldiers is an index to over 288,000 NZ WW1 service personnel and reserves obtained from many sources including, but not limited to: nominal rolls, first and second division roll of the New Zealand, Expeditionary Force Reserve, Native Reserve Lists, Smith index, British Section NZEF and New Zealanders who served with the Australian, and many more.
These records are fabulous for providing information such as rank, occupation, marital status, last address and details of their next of kin. This information could be what is missing in your family history.Search Now
This is an example of a Roll of Honour which includes a list of men who died in the Great War. Information includes their service number, name & rank, unit, date of death and the cause of death.
This is an example of the original document which includes information such as name, where they were born and educated, where and when they enlisted, the places they fought and where and when they came back or, if they died, where they were buried. Often included are other significant details about their war activities and their family. There is a vast collection of photos included in many datasets.