World War Two

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Here you can discover people from the Armadale-Kelmscott, district who served in the Second World War 1939-1945. This section is currently under construction, and many of the entries will be incomplete until the Australian Archives release digital copies of service records. Those records that include details of military service , are drawn from those records already digitised and made available through the National Archives.


View alphabetical listings of all World War Two soldiers, nurses, and sailors in the BirtwistleWiki.

Group Categories

Many soldiers travelled together, fought together, and were remembered together. This is a great starting place to look at the interactions between soldiers.

War Related Categories

These categories look at life during the war, tracking movements, wounds, and deaths.

Social Categories

Focusing on pre-war life, social groupings, and associated districts these categories help to give a picture of the community.

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The Hart family during WW2. Bill Hart in Home Guard uniform next to wife Lina Hart, their son William ‘Jack’ Hart in RAAF uniform, and Helen ‘Nell’ Petersen (nee Hart) in RAAF uniform.

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