GUIDE TO RESOURCES FOR TASMANIAN GENEALOGY

by Malcolm Ward

© Malcolm Ward 2005-2011. All rights reserved


 11.  MILITARY SERVICE

 

11.1  

START HERE! AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

The Australian War Memorial's home page is at http://www.awm.gov.au/, and its page for family history resources is here: http://www.awm.gov.au/research/family/

Searchable name lists for many conflicts that Australia has sent service men and women to can be found here: http://www.awm.gov.au/search/collections/.

The 'Roll of Honour' (fatalities) can be found here: http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/roll_of_honour/.


 

11.2  

AIF WORLD WAR 1

A searchable database of the service records of members of the Australian Infantry Forces who served in World War 1 can be found here: http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/index.html


 

11.3  

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION

A searchable database on service men and women who died overseas and are buried in cemeteries administered by the CWGC can be found here: http://www.cwgc.org/debt_of_honour.asp?menuid=14.


 

11.4  

NATIONAL ARCHIVES - SERVICE RECORDS AND OTHER

The service records of defence personnel can be obtained from the National Archives of Australia, Canberra - see http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/defence/service-records/index.aspx.
In addition, a name search conducted at http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/using/search/ can sometimes find a service person who cannot be located on the Australian War Memorial nominal rolls.


 

11.5  

BRITISH ARMY (COLONIAL)

The AOT has listed the British army regiments serving in Tasmania 1803-1870: http://www.archives.tas.gov.au/guides/list/bg033.

The UK National Archives guide on useful sources for tracing soldiers of the British Army is here: http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=23

The UKNA has a number of army related records scanned and available for download:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/army.asp. Other guides relevant to the British Army can be found here: http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/researchguidesindex.asp#b.


 

11.6  

BRITISH NAVY (COLONIAL)

The UK National Archives have a number of guides for researching the Royal Navy and navy personnel and these are listed here:
http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/researchguidesindex.asp#r

A number of records relating to the Royal Navy are available on-line and can be found here:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/navy.asp, in particular, records of Royal Navy seamen 1853 - 1923 can be searched and downloaded here: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/royal-navy-service.asp.

A further guide for researching Royal Navy personnel is here:
http://www.nmm.ac.uk/researchers/family-history-research/; also the 'Mariners' web site: http://www.mariners-l.co.uk/.


 

11.7  

BRITISH ROYAL MARINES (COLONIAL)

A number of records relating to the Royal Marines are available on-line from the UK National Archives and can be found here: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/navy.asp; in particular Royal Marines Service records 1842 - 1925: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/royalmarines.asp and Plymouth Division Attestations 1805-1848: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/search-results.asp?searchtype=quicksearch&pagenumber=1&querytype=1&catid=2&query=%22adm%20157/140%22.

The UK National Archives research guides pertinent to tracing Royal Marines are as follows:

Other Ranks service records:
http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=56.
How to find a Division:
http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=57.
Officer's service records:
http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=58.
Other areas for research:
http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=59. A book about tracing Royal Marine ancestors is available in Australian libraries: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/bookshop/details.aspx?titleId=689.



© Malcolm Ward 2005-2011. All rights reserved
Submitted by Malcolm Ward 28-Jul-2005
Updated 30-Nov-2011