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Commonwealth Government Records about Tasmania


Appendix E: Military records

Selected series relating in whole or in part to Tasmanians in Commonwealth and earlier units
National Archives, Hobart
Nominal roll of the Launceston Artillery, 1860–1906 P1919
Company Roll Books, Australian Field Artillery Units, Launceston, chronological series, 1905–40 P2446
Register of Officers' service records (Tasmania), including Index, alphabetical series, 1877–1922 P1916
Nominal roll of 16th Battery, Australian Field Artillery and predecessor units (Launceston), 1893–1939 P1920
Register of Volunteers, Southern Tasmanian Artillery Corps, Defence Force of Tasmania, chronological series, 1899–1903 P2449
Muster roll of the 12th Australian Infantry Regiment, 1878–1912 P1921
Records of service, officers of 12th Australian Infantry Regiment, 1878–1921 P1918
Enrolment list of 1st Troop, B Company, Ulverstone, chronological series, 1892–1901 P2462
Establishment and Musketry returns, B Company, Ulverstone, chronological series, 1902 P2463
Officers' record of service, 6 Military District, 1894–1944 P1968
Nominal roll book, Municipality of Evandale, 1906–12 P1631
Australian Regular Army Emergency Reserve (RAER) personnel discharge files, alphabetical series, 1965–75 P1779
Registration forms and military service histories of cadet trainees under the Compulsory Universal Training Scheme of 1909, Launceston Units, alphabetical series by quota year, 1919–29 P2471
Name index and record (AAB12) 16th Field Battery, Australian Field Artillery, 1929–39 P1951
Australian Military Forces (AIF & CMF) enlistments (Tasmania) WWII, alphabetical series, 1939–60 P1505
Roll book of the Army Reserve, Municipality of Oatlands, chronological series, 1941 P2453
Company roll books, District Support Unit (DSU) Hobart, chronological series, 1965–82 P1743
Compulsory trainees muster roll and drill record, 1910–20 P1552
Transfer records (forms 6, ANB 7 and RANR 7), 1917–30 P1553
Royal Australian Navy (RAN) recruiting register, Hobart District, numerical series, 1920–40 P1549
Compulsory trainees, record of service, 1921–27 P1554
Royal Australian Naval Reserve (RANR) service records (forms RANR 2, 3, 5 and 6), alphabetical series, 1922–89 P1555
Recruit cards (form AR8A), numerical series, 1926–45 P1551
Wartime Enlistment/Demobilisation Books, chronological series, 1936–58 P1348
Cards of recruits and unsuccessful applicants (form AR8), alphabetical series, 1939–46 P1550
RAN Discharge/Demobilisation Cards, alphabetical series, 1945–47 P1349
Army pay files, other states' enlistment, single number series with alphabetical prefixes, 1939–49 P805
Register of Enlistments, Tasmania Command, numerical series, 1947–63 P1547
Pay and attendance records, 12th Field Squadron, chronological series, 1961–87 P1106
Royal Australian Naval Reserve Parade and Pay Register sheets, (RANR 19), alphabetical series, 1922–66 P2353
Register of commissions issued, 6 Military District, chronological series, 1913–22 P2442
Records of service of officers, 12th Battalion and 12th/50th Battalion, numerical series 1914–40 P2441
Transfer Certificates (CM Form 02), chronological series, 1916–25 P2465
State War Council, recruiting appeal returns, chronological series, 1916–17 P2544
Name index cards for correspondence files, (1) multiple number series 1912–23 (2) multiple number series 1924–51, 1912–51 P352
Naval district orders, Tasmania, chronological series, 1921–42 P1548
Correspondence files, multiple number series [I], 1906–54 P617
Name index cards for correspondence files, (1) multiple number series 1912–1923 (2) multiple number series 1924–51, 1912–51 P352
Register of issue of Badges and King's Certificate of Discharge, numerical series, 1920–26 P2450
Index to Register of Issue of Badges and Kings Certificate of Discharge, alphabetical series, 1920–26 P2451
Routine Orders, Australian Military Forces, Tasmania, chronological series, 1923–39 P2447
Correspondence files, Australian Field Artillery, Launceston, annual single number series, 1902–40 P2448
Correspondence files, multiple number series [I], 1906–54 Tas P617
Name index cards for correspondence files, (1) multiple number series 1912–23 (2) multiple number series 1924–51, 1912–51 Tas P352
Registration and index cards to personnel history files, Military, (Series P1096), alphabetical series, 1964–73 Tas P1364
RAN Discharge/Demobilisation Cards, alphabetical series, 1945–47 Tas P1349
Unit History of No. 6 Cadet Wing Headquarters Air Training Corp, RAAF Headquarters Tasmanian Squadron Air Training Corps and RAAF Support Unit, Hobart, 1941 to 1991, chronological series, 1941–91 P2304
National Archives, Sydney
Personnel history files, soldiers, alpha-numerical series, 1913–64 P351
Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC) personnel files, alphabetical series, 1940–46 P1733
Nominal roll, 1st Battalion/(from Sep 1972) 12th Battalion, The Royal Tasmanian Regiment, single item, 1951–74 P2557
Army pay files, single number series with TX or TFX prefix, 1939–50 P804
Army pay files, single number series with numerical (6) prefix, 1939–60 P875
Army pay files, single number series with alphabetical and numerical (F6) prefixes, 1944–61 P803
Citizens Military Forces enlistees files, single number series with T (Tasmania) or M prefix, 1940–49 P806
Medical documents, RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force), numerical series, 1939–45 P1784
National Archives, Canberra
First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914–20, 1914– B2455
Second Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1939–47, 1914– B883
Citizen's Military Forces Personnel Dossiers, 1939–47, 1914– B884
National Archives, Melbourne
Boer War dossiers, lexicographical series, 1901–84 B4418
PMF (Permanent Military Forces) and Army Militia Personnel dossiers, 1901–73, 1884–1973 B4717
Applications to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force, 1914–58 MT1486/1

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