Australia

During the Normandy campaign Australian personnel served in the Royal Air Force and in the Royal Navy.

Service Records of Australian sailors and airmen are held by the National Archives of Australia. Some records can be accessed online.

The Australian War Memorial holds some records of Australians who served during the Second World War.

The Nominal Roll, compiled by the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs, lists all Australian personnel who served during the Second World War.

If you are researching a serviceman who was held as a prisoner the International Red Cross hold records of all twentieth century prisoners of war.

Australian war graves are cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Records of Australian casualties can be searched on their website.

 

Research at the D-Day Story

 We do hold some material in our archives that may be useful. For example, we may have a published or unpublished history of a unit, the memoirs of another veteran who served in the same unit, or photographs of a relevant unit or place.

We also hold material such as maps that may be useful in understanding a soldier’s service in Normandy, for example.

We also have a large library of books relating to D-Day. This material can be consulted by the public, by prior appointment.