Following on from the resource for *WW1 ANZACs, a similar service is available for WW2 Aussie servicemen & women – albeit not as refined as the WW1 version. Not wanting to draw anything away from the WW1 thread but here is a link to the WW2 Nominal Roll as hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). World War Two Nominal Roll Once there click on the PLACE button and prepare yourself for the vast variety of combinations of the town you are looking for, either from Australia or overseas. It lists the following results - Place of Birth / Residential Locality on Enlistment / Place of Enlistment. Usually for overseas locations there are only results for Place of Birth but sometimes there are personnel with an overseas Residential Locality on Enlistment or Place of Enlistment. Typing in LONDON for overseas returns 182 separate combinations, besides towns in and around the capital of England it shows places such as Londonderry or East London in South Africa. Of course you can just type in a country to see how many Aussie personnel were born in Canada or France (or even Germany, Italy or Japan). I have attached the search results for EBBW (following on from a recent request on this forum for help with a memorial in EBBW VALE). As can be seen there are 9 results for overseas, each for the same place in Wales but with different combinations of spelling. For the town of EBBW VALE in Queensland, Australia there are 6 spelling variations. A quick check shows that the line for EBBW VALE, NSW should be EBBW VALE, South Wales (UK). The quick check encompassed using the member’s service number to conduct a manual search of files held by the National Archives of Australia (no linking as on the WW1 version hosted by the NAA). This member’s file has been digitised which shows his actual place of birth as being in the UK (it took a few pages before I clarified it in my own mind – the first page was confusing). I might contact the administrators of the site to see if it is worth correcting that line – changing him from an Aussie born soldier to a UK born one. Within Australia typing in the name of a town such as RICHMOND returns 73 combinations – there is a town with that name in just about every state. However, many of the records are lumped under the single word RICHMOND without any clue as to which state. I don’t know if it is worth correcting errors as long as they are listed in the right country – a bit of diligence should locate all personnel from a certain town or area using some lateral thinking. The NAA has digitised all WW1 service files but for WW2 service the number is lower, maybe around 50% and ongoing. If a certain file is wanted but not yet loaded you can ask for it to be placed at the top of the list and pay a fee of around AU$17 – it takes a couple of weeks to appear and they send you an email once they are done. Besides member’s pers files there can be a variety of other individual files depending on if they were injured or died in service (especially RAAF members who mostly have a casualty file detailing the incident), or there might be a court-martial file if they were a bad boy somewhere along the line. Sometimes files are hard to find when searching the NAA – normally due to a change in service number, especially for those who stayed in uniform for some years after 1945 or those who subsequently re-enlisted. *WW1 Link here: Was anyone born in your Town or Village in the Australian Forces?