Find and view a World War I service record online
All World War I service records can be viewed digitally on RecordSearch or through our dedicated Discovering Anzacs website.
To find a person's service records on RecordSearch, click on the NameSearch tab.
The National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand created Discovering Anzacs as part of the commemoration of the Centenary of Anzac.
On this website, you can:
- find profiles of Anzacs who enlisted in World War I, linked to service records
- browse records by location maps
- explore events via an interactive timeline
- view videos to explore World War I service and repatriation records
View more information on access to original records. For assistance on the Discovering Anzacs website, use the 'help' tab.
View an original record
To view a World War I service record in the National Archives Research Centre in Canberra, please submit a request to view records before you visit the research centre. Requests can take up to five business days to process.
For more information, visit one of our research centres or ask us a question.
Service records, particularly those of the World War I Australian Imperial Force, may include reference to service medals.
However, service records may not include information about which service medals a person was entitled to, or if they were ever issued.
Defence Honours and Awards can help with such enquiries.
Medals are generally only 'reissued' to a service person or their next-of-kin if the medal has never been issued.
You can buy copies of medals that have been issued from medal makers. Look for medal makers in your local Yellow Pages, or online, under 'Medals'.