In March 1901, the Commonwealth Ministry of Defence took control of all the state military forces. A new Commonwealth uniform pattern was introduced in 1903 which incorporated individual regimental colours, and new badges and buttons to distinguish regiments and corps. The slouch hat was included as headgear, but the colourful uniforms of the colonial forces were replaced with standardised pattern khaki.
The following articles on the Memorial’s website provide information on various military uniforms and may assist with identification.
First World War
Australian Army Nursing Service
Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
Second World War