Military records

Chelsea Pensioners – Out Pensions

This index, by Grahame Thom, covers 1849-1853 for New South Wales. Men pensioned out of the British Army were known as Chelsea Pensioners because their pensions were administered through the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement and nursing home for former…

Defending Victoria by Ian MacFarlane

This site includes Victorian colonial, military and naval forces up to the Boer War and AIF, Australian Flying Corps and nurses up to the end of World War I.

Department of Defence Honours and Awards

This site provides information about Defence honours and awards including medals issued to Australia’s defence personnel, past and present. The Campaign Medals section has information on, and images of, Australian and Imperial campaign awards made to Australians since Federation in 1901 and…

Digger History

An unofficial history of the Australian & New Zealand Armed Services by Ted Harris. This site contains an amazing amount of information. Topics covered include uniforms, medals, badges, food, nurses, equipment, poetry, music and much more. This site is no…

Australian Army History Unit

This Unit is responsible for developing policy and programs for the collection, conservation, interpretation and promotion of Army history. Use this site to explore this history through words, text and images. The site categories include:• Primary materials (newspaper articles, diaries,…

National Archives of Australia – Service Records

The NAA holds records about service in the Australian defence forces from Federation in 1901. Click on the War service secords link under The collection to find out how to access records relating to the Australian Army (Army), Royal Australian Navy…