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The 1939 Register now contains more than 32.8 million open records. Each record includes the names of inhabitants at each address, their date of birth, marital status and occupation. A wealth of contextual information, including period photographs never before seen online, infographics, region-specific newspaper articles and historical and contemporary maps, are personally tailored to each record, offering a rich and unique user experience unrivalled by any other family history research tool to date.
The index was compiled from a single volume, printed in 1924, by the State Records NSW volunteer program and contains 1,214 entries. It covers a wide variety of military units and will reveal the year your ancestor was killed, the unit there were serving with and the railway or tram branch they worked for.
Originally published in 1920, the volume includes a number of photographs and lists of the men who served, including those who went on to join the regular forces as the war progressed.
The records are presented as PDFs (portable digital files). This feature allows you to narrow your search by publication, year and page number. After selecting an image, you can read through the whole directory by using the previous and next buttons at the top of the image.