How can I find out about my grandads military history?
You can apply for either: your own service records if you are, or have been, a member of the armed forces….You can also search:
- the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
- the Armed Forces Memorial roll of honour.
- the National Archives.
How do I find out if someone was in the Australian Army?
Military service records are held at the National Archives of Australia. You can find information about these through their defence and war service records section of their website. As a gift to the nation, World War 1 service records have been digitised and are freely available online.
How do I find out if my father was in the military?
How To Request Military Records From The NPRC
- Step 1: Visit the National Personnel Records Center official website.
- Step 2: Download and print a copy of the SF-180.
- Step 3: Fill out the form SF-180.
- Step 4: Mail the form SF-180 to the National Personnel Records Center. (
Can you look up past soldiers?
You can find veterans’ military service records from World War I to the present from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). The NPRC houses many types of records, including Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF).
How do I find my grandfather’s military records for free?
You can request a copy of the Veteran’s military records in any of these ways:
- Mail or fax a Request Pertaining to Military Records (Standard Form SF 180) to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC).
- Write a letter to the NPRC.
- Visit the NPRC in person.
- Contact your state or county Veterans agency.
How do you tell if someone is lying about being in the military?
Please use the Defense Manpower Data Center’s (DMDC) Military Verification service to verify if someone is in the military. The website will tell you if the person is currently serving in the military. The site is available 24-hours a day.
What are the different types of military records in Australia?
They include records of members of the: 1 Australian Flying Corps 2 Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force 3 Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train 4 Australian Army Nursing Service
Who holds First World War service records in Australia?
First World War service records are held by NAA. The service records relate primarily to members of the First Australian Imperial Force. They include records of members of the: Australian Flying Corps. Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force. Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train. Australian Army Nursing Service.
What are the service records for the second Australian Imperial Force?
Personnel service records for the Second Australian Imperial Force 1939-47 (Series B883). Citizen Military Forces personnel service records 1937-47 (Series B884). Lists of Army personnel from the Australian Military Force and Second Australian Imperial Force 1940-45 (Series A828). What’s in World War II Army service records?
What does crossed rifles mean in the Army?
The crossed rifles badge was awarded to marksman in cavalry, engineers and infantry. Metal rank (excluding chevrons), trade and skill-at-arms badges replaced worsted badges in 1918.