Research Sources

The illustrations below show some of the sources called upon when researching a soldier. Differing information is available for each soldier depending on the nationality and rank of the soldier, the efforts of WW2 bombers and the skills of a host of filing clerks and data inputers.

Commonwealth War Grave Certificate


Census Record


Burial Return


Medal Index Card


Brigade Diary


UK Battalion War Diary


Trench Map


Service Records


Soldiers Effects Receipts


Attestation Papers


Official Histories


Division Histories


Death Report


Battalion Histories


London Gazette Citation


Family History Society Photograph


Silver War Badge Certificate


Australian Red Cross Report


International Red Cross Return


Personal Diaries