Research and education

You might find it interesting to research your family's military history. One way to do this is to explore the individual stories of veterans.

To start, you'll need to know some basic details, such as:

  • full name
  • date and place of birth
  • armed service in which they served
  • approximate year of enlistment

Depending on the conflict or operation in which they served, their war service records might be available online, or available on request from either the National Archives of Australia or the Department of Defence.

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Last updated: 10 February 2020

Cite this page

DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2020), Research and education, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 3 December 2020,
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