• Numbers enlisted/engaged

    Service Outside Australia Inside Australia Total
    Army 396,661 330 139 726, 800
    RAAF 124, 077 91, 923 216, 000
    RAN 37, 061 11, 039 48, 100
    Total 557, 799 433, 101 990, 900

    Source:

    Joan Beaumont, Australian Defence: Sources and statistics (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2001): p306

    Deaths

    Service Number of deaths
    Army 18, 713
    RAN 1,900
    RAAF 6, 460
    TOTAL 27, 073

    Source:

    Gavin Long, The final campaigns, Australia in the war of 1939-1945, Series 1 (Army), Vol. VII (Canberra: Australian War Memorial, 1963): p 634

    Army enlistments by States

    State Gross enlistments to 29/9/45 Population in 1940 in 000s Percentage of enlistments to population
    Queensland 104,340 1,029 10.13
    New South Wales 276,741 2,801 9.87
    Victoria 205,758 1,918 10.72
    South Australia 54,660 598 9.14
    Western Australia 61,575 468 13.15
    Tasmania 22,420 243 9.22
    Northern Territory 1,049 8 13.11
    Total: 726,543 7,065 10.28

    Source:

    Gavin Long, The final campaigns, Australia in the war of 1939-1945, Series 1 (Army), Vol. VII (Canberra: Australian War Memorial, 1963): p 635

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