- Spelling of names was not as consistent as it is today, so be sure to check alternatives—e.g. Thompson and Thomson.
- Names may have been incorrectly indexed as the handwriting is sometimes difficult to read or the ink has faded.
- The capital letters L, T, F and S are often confused as lower-case letters n, m, u and w. This means that Taylor may indexed as Laylor or Brum may be indexed as Bruin.
- The use of double ‘s’ (ss) often looks like fs, so Ross will be indexed as Ross but may appear in the record as Rofs.
- Names may have been written in the record phonetically as the clerks wrote the names as they heard them. Think about how it could be spelt as it was heard.
- Some given names are abbreviated as they appear in the original record
- Some records are restricted for several years.
- Some records have not survived.
- A blank cell indicates that there is no information recorded in the original.
First World War
We hold records on the government’s response to the State at war during the First World War and consequent years, as well as general records during that time.
Finding First World War records
Search the indexes
If you know the name and location of the person you are looking for, you can view our war records by searching the indexes below. You can also conduct a topic search.
Army Reservist payments 1909-1920
Army reservists and their payments made during the period 1909 to 1920
Soldier Settlement 1917-1929
Ledgers for soldier settlers from Coominya, Cecil Plains, Maria Creek and Mount Gravatt that provide details of money allocated to each settler, and its use
TB Home applications 1923-1932
Inwards and outwards correspondence of the Anzac Committee that erected homes for homeless widows and orphans of fallen soldiers
Windsor Town Council Honour Roll 1914 to 1925
Civilians who served in the First World War, including rank, address, where served and whether killed in action, or wounded
Discharged Soldier Settler Loans 1917-1919
Discharged soldiers' loans for erecting or purchasing dwelling houses under the Discharged Soldiers Settlement Act of 1917.
Perpetual Lease Selections of soldier settlements 1917-1929
Discharged Soldier Settlers who applied for and took up Perpetual Lease Selections 1917 to 1929.
- Army Reservist payments 1909-1920
Search the archives
ArchivesSearch provides access to our collection of records, including documents, letters, maps, plans and images. For help with searching, read the ArchivesSearch help guide. If you are looking for records about the First World War, try entering one of the terms below into ArchivesSearch:
- War telegrams
- World War 1914-1918
- Recruiting and enlistment
- Internment and aliens
- Soldier settlements
Contact us if you need further help.