Military records

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…

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.

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,…

War Memorials in Australia

A site by Michael Southwell-Keely which lists the locations, descriptions and images of war memorials in Australia and includes monuments, honour rolls, buildings and a variety of utilitarian facilities. Searches are available by family name, keyword or memorial location. Photographs…