Saturday, 22 September 2012

Military Records

Was your ancestor living in Mt Evelyn when he/she enlisted for war service?

Internet Search Engine
Hint: Open Advanced Search and type in person's full name in the dialogue box next to the following wording: "this/the  exact word or phrase" 
 In many cases this may be sufficient to find the website with their  military history.

For all wars and conflicts involving Australians.
First World War personnel who embarked overseas. 
"Mapping our Anzacs"

Register as a researcher at the National Archives website

Mt Evelyn RSL Sub-Branch
Meeting Hall - Hardy House
49 Birmingham Road 
(Post - 12 Lara Crt)
Email: (President)
President- Mr Anthony McAleer

Lilydale RSL Sub-Branch
SB - 52 Anderson St (Post - PO Box 88)
Lilydale Victoria 3140

Other sources of information
- Newspapers: Local or State
- Honour Boards in schools and community halls.
- Military history websites 
  Excellent site for understanding the Units of the First AIF 1914-1918, the Campaigns etc.
- State Library of Victoria or Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV)
- Some Professional Associations or Union Groups have produced books about their members who enlisted for military service. eg  Teachers - The Education Department War Service 1914-17, and 1939 - 1945  This information can also be found via "Find My Past" website.

Fee Based Internet service
"Find My Past"
Click the following links to begin
1. Our Collections
2. Life Events - Birth Death Marriage  "Search Now"
Look on the left hand column for references to Military, War

"Find My Past" is accessable, free, from some libraries.