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Military

Since participating in the Boer War at the time of Australian Federation and through subsequent military involvements, more than 6,500 Jews have served in the Australian Defence Forces. Yet, with the passing of the years, information of their military service may have been lost or mis-remembered.

Jewish Servicemen – Honour Roll

Since the Boer (or South African) War 341 Jewish servicemen have made the supreme sacrifice on behalf of their country. Many of these were born outside Australia and now lie in France or Turkey or places further afield

Jewish Servicemen – Database

In conjunction with the NSW Association of Jewish Service & Ex-Service Men & Women (NAJEX) the Society provides accurate information via its database of all known Jewish servicemen who served in the Australian armed forces up to the end of World War II. This database details names, birthdates, identification numbers, service medals and incorporates links directly to the corresponding entry in the National Archive of Australia.

Users are also invited to contribute to the accuracy and utility of the Society’s archives and databases by providing corrections and/or additional information.

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