Category Archives: World War II

Cassino, Italy. Contemplating Cassino WWII War Cemetery

Australians at Monte Cassino Cassino War Cemetery is 139 kilometres south east of Rome and the Benedictine Monastery of Monte Cassino is nearby on the hill. There are thirteen Australians buried in the cemetery, twelve from the RAAF and a … Continue reading

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War Records: World War Two Nominal Rolls & Service Records

Brothers Harry & Murray Turner If your looking for the details of Australian Defence Force or Merchant Navy personnel who served in World War Two then start with the World War 2 Nominal Roll. You can start with a search … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: WW1& WW2 Matron Grace M. Wilson

The Face of Australian War Nursing Have you found the option to search for Illustrated Articles in Trove’s digitised newspapers section yet? It’s on the left hand side of the basic search results with the options to refine your search … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: Matron Grace Margaret Wilson (1879-1957)

A Woman to Remember A search on Trove results in this photo of MISS G.M. WILSON, MATRON-IN-CHIEF, AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE, 1925-1940 together with an obituary and her Death and Funeral Notices which provides some details of her life and the … Continue reading

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Exploring the British Newspaper Archives

In Search of Substantiating Evidence In Australia, we are extremely fortunate with the information available on our Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates and our free online Newpapers at Trove. After recently purchasing some Birth and Marriage Certificates from England, I … Continue reading

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British World War II Merchant Navy Campaign Medals.

Getting into Ship Shape at The National Archives, Kew. If you want to know if your relative’s campaign medals have been claimed there’s a lot of information to help here and on the online database of BT 395 which lists the medals awarded to … Continue reading

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