Lest We Forget

As ANZAC Day approaches we take the time to reflect on those who fought, who returned and those who died fighting for king and country.

The National Archives of Australia http://www.naa.gov.au are the repository for service records, allowing the family historian the opportunity to access the service records of personnel from the Australian Defence Forces.  The majority of the records for the First World War are freely available. For the Second World War, you may need to purchase the records.

So who have I found amongst the records for both the first and second world war the following close relations.


Edward Waller LOADES
16/09/1889 - 23/01/1941
Australian Imperial Forces 683A
Enlisted: Keswick 7th July 1915
Driver 32nd Battalion
Transferred to the 4th Pioneer Battalion
Service: Middle East and Western Front
Discharged: 8th Jul 1919




Uncle Ron (2)

Ronald Maurice NOSWORTHY
Great Uncle
23/12/1922 – 14/07/1992
Australian Military Forces SX17910
Enlisted: Naracoorte SA 23rd Feb 1942
Private 2/48 Battalion
Service: Middle East, New Guinea and Singapore
Discharged 31st May 1946




unlce les

Leslie Howard LOADES
10/06/1921 – 01/08/1980
Australian Military Forces SX13359
Enlisted: Prospect, 23 April, 1941
2/9th Armed Regiment
Service: Borneo
Discharged: 19th Oct 1945





The National Archives and the Australian War Memorial site can provide more information to help us all understand the sacrifices made.

Les we forget.


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