Service and sacrifice – records of service in Australia's defence forces

The National Archives collection includes personal service records for men and women who served in the Australian armed forces, including the Army, Navy and Air Force.

This showcase highlights examples of documents from service records from the Boer War, World War I and World War II. Click on an image to view the enlargement.

Find out how to locate and access service records.

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    Boer War – attestation paper, 1902
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    World War I – attestation paper, 1914
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    World War I – service & casualty form
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    World War I – inventory of effects, 1916
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    Between the wars – Form A7, 1929
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    Between the wars – Form A5, 1926
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    Between the wars – Form B199
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    Between the wars – Form A97, 1929
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    World War II – attestation paper, 1944
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    World War II – service & casualty (front)
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    World War II – service & casualty (back)
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    World War II – discharge certificate, 1945
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    World War II – photographs
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    Navy – service card (front)
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    Navy – service card (back)
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    Air Force – record of service (i)
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    Air Force – record of service (ii)
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