Hi Guys, I was contacted by a friend the other night after he discovered a couple of WW1 British Medals which he came across having forgotten about them for many years. He wondered if I could research them for him, as he is not online.
The one named to a British soldier I found via the UK National archives on the medal roll index. You pay £2 to get this info.
The other medal was named however to an Australian soldier. I had not researched any WW1 Aussies before. Well, what a surprise awaited me. His full service record was available online, all 26 pages of it and for free!
Australian War Memorial
Other countries could learn a thing or two about how their records are kept from these guys