Researching Australian military service
Australian military history overview: Australians and peacekeeping
Alexander M. Palmer, Australian peacekeepers and peacemakers. (Perth: Military Minded,1996). Contains a list of those Australians who served in peacekeeping operations between 1975 and April 1996, together with where and when they served.
10 Force Support Battalion"The force behind the force". 10 Force Support Battalion in East Timor, 20 September - 20 February 2000 (2000). Nominal Roll, pp. 93–98
3rd Combat Engineer RegtKevin J. Vann, Bridging the gap: the 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment in Timor. (Loftus, NSW: Australian Military History Publications, 2001.) Appendix 3: List by sub-unit.
Personal service records
These files are held by the Department of Defence, Service and Personnel Records.
Those who have died while serving
The Roll of Honour records the names of servicemen and servicewomen who died during or as a result of service with Australian military forces. The Roll of Honour introduction provides detailed information about Roll of Honour eligibility.
Where they served
As it is less than 30 years since official records for this conflict were created, files are not yet available for public access (for more information see the Archives Act 1983).
Official histories are a detailed chronological record of all services and all theatres of conflict.
David Horner, Australia and the new world order: from peacekeeping to peace enforcement: 1988-1991 (Cambridge University Press, 2011) Volume 2 of The Official History of Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations describes commitments in Namibia in 1989, Iran in 1988, Pakistan and Afghanistan beginning in 1989, and the Gulf crisis and First Gulf War (1990-91).
For further information see our guide Researching the history of a unit.
Medals and awards
Refer to our research guides:
Where to look for photographs
- Collections Search gives access to digitised images of photographs held by the Memorial.
- Trove can search photographs and other images held by a range of major Australian libraries, archives and other cultural institutions.