British regiments in Australia

Royal Sappers and Miners in Western Australia

Use this site to explore the history of the Corps’ presence in Western Australia. Access the names and profiles of many who served in the Colony from 1837-1839 and 1850-1862 including the sappers and their officers from the Royal Engineers.…

Australian War Memorial – Search for a person

The Search for a person will guide you to relevant areas of the site. Search by name, service number or unit name across the following and then filter the returns by conflict:• Roll of Honour (102846) – Details of members…

The Colonial Secretary’s Papers 1788-1825 – New South Wales

State Records of New South Wales (SRNSW), Index to the Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1825 is arranged alphabetically by subject and name. The Colonial Secretary was responsible for the official papers and records for the colony of New South Wales from…

Findmypast – United Kingdom – Armed Forces & Conflict

Findmypast is a commercial family history site offering access to a worldwide collection of records. There are free searches available but a subscription or Pay As You Go  is needed to access transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records.…

Australia’s Redcoat Settlers – Trove Archived

This site by B & M Chapman features information on the British Regiments who served in Australia. Information is arranged by regiment with detailed biographical information on those who chose to settle here. There are 37,000+ soldiers named. The site…

White Ensign Southern Cross 1788-1913

This site is dedicated to the naval officers, men and their families who settled in Australia. This extensive site has detailed information on the Royal Marines, colonial navies, colonial defence, naval military actions and ships plus details of known descendants.…

The British Empire – Land Forces of the British Empire

Here you will find resources for tracing military regiments and also histories of the various regiments. Categories include:• Regular British Army• British Volunteer Forces• Indian Army• Canada – Royal Canadian Mounted Police• Canada 1914• Burma• Fiji – Fiji Armed ConstabularyThere…

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…