An online database that provides basic information on all those who were enlisted in the Australian Armed Forces. It can be accessed using this link Australia World War 2 Nominal Roll
For this blog I will search the database using the person’s name. First I will show the search form, then the results from that search. Finally, I can select the link on any of the names and be given further information about their service.
In Figure 1, I show the basic search form. For this example I have used the name Brock. I know that he was a member of the RAAF but have left it to search all Services. Also, since Brock is not a common name I haven’t enter a first name, initials or date of birth.
Figure 2 – Result of Search for the surname Brock
In Figure 2, I show the result of a search for the surname Brock. The two brothers that I am looking for are the only RAAF entries and the only two from Hobart, Tasmania.
I researched the Brock family when preparing my series of blogs based on the extended families of Lindsay Tulloch. A search of the World War 2 database provided me with a reliable date of birth. Unfortunately, as we will see, it also provided the dates when they were killed in action.
I can select any of these records by taking the link on one of the names. Here I will link to Harold Eric Brock’s record.
Figure 3 – Individual record for Harold Eric Brock
Figure 3 above provides a lot of information. Here I have his service number and date of birth. I can also see that his next of kin is listed as his mother. For service information I see he was a Warrant Officer in 455 Squadron, RAAF and was killed in August 1944. A day after his 21st birthday.