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Re: Service Record 2 World War
« Reply #9 on: Monday 18 February 19 01:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks magm, I will follow this up when I get a chance. Not sure why I typed that number as I know it is NX11278.  A big typo mistake on my part.  Thanks for your help.

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Re: Service Record 2 World War
« Reply #10 on: Monday 18 February 19 01:48 GMT (UK) »
According to the nominal roll he served with 2/12 Infantry Battalion.

http://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/veteran?id=130496&c=WW2

You might like to search them for some general information while you wait for his records.
James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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Re: Service Record 2 World War
« Reply #11 on: Monday 18 February 19 22:21 GMT (UK) »
Nanna52, thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I cannot seem to open this link.

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Re: Service Record 2 World War
« Reply #12 on: Monday 18 February 19 22:33 GMT (UK) »
So much for sending you to the new site they keep telling us to use.

Try here:

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au

Then type in his name or number
James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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Re: Service Record 2 World War
« Reply #13 on: Monday 18 February 19 22:44 GMT (UK) »
Yes  some of those newer website thingys/resources can be .....well ... not the full quid ..... it seems they can sometimes be something called  'apps' ...  apparently that is short for applications ..... 

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Re: Service Record 2 World War
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 23:45 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Nanna52, Finally got through - decided to get all my research service records I need whilst I was able to access site!!
Next I want to find out about battles etc. and where he served.  Any suggetions anyone?
Thanks for the help

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Re: Service Record 2 World War
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 23:47 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that majm,  It is part of the frustration of research.  All is great though when you find what you are looking for.
Now on to where his battalion was and what battles they fought.  Any ideas of where to find this?
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Re: Service Record 2 World War
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 00:29 GMT (UK) »
2/12 Batt

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/U56055  ...... including
 AWM52/8/3/12: 2/12th Battalion war diary

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1361028  ... very detailed,  you will spend hours and hours in armchair reading almost daily reports for the Battalion from Dec 1939 until December 1945.  Digitisation via the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, funded by Australian taxpayers and private donations, and provided at no charge to the world.

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Re: Service Record 2 World War
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 01:57 GMT (UK) »
We are so lucky with this access arenít we majm.  Trove is another informative site.
James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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