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The records database in this website was constructed from a variety of records, archived records and correspondence, Honour Boards, reports to the Victorian Parliament by the Public Service Commissioner and other senior officers, old union journals, and two books. *They contain the names of employees of the Victorian Government who served in the First AIF. They include all categories of employees covered by the predecessor of the CPSU (State Branch) in 1914. This included, at the time, police and teachers as well as public servants. It did not include the Victorian Government Railways, the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi or the Government Sugar Beet Factory in Maffra. Some names may be missing, particularly for blue collar workers regarding whom the authorities appear to have been less interested in recording their enlistment; for a very small number of those recorded it has been impossible to find an AIF record online, perhaps due to a miss-spelling of their surname. In all 1,665 names of employees who enlisted have been recorded. The AIF records of 283 who died in the war have been accessed and some basic details recorded. Wherever records have been accessed a link has been provided to the relevant record in the National Archive.
*The Education Department's Record of War Service, Victorian Education Department, 1921; They served in blue and served in blue and khaki, Malcolm Grant, 2005.
(Note that the numbers above refer to the numbers of names that have been retrieved for this project and may not in every case represent the total numbers from each department who enlisted or died.)
How to Access the Record of a Family Member via the National Archives
Go to the National Archive Website to access the Name Search facility. Enter their surname and for "Category of Records" select "World War I". You will be given a list of all enlistees with that surname which you can either filter by given name (by clicking on "Refine this result") or list in alphabetical order (by clicking on "Control Symbol").
For each record there is, under the heading "Digital Record", a symbol that looks like this:
Click on this and will open a PDF file of the actual record.