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Commonwealth and Allied Veterans' Evidence of Service


Some cases involving Commonwealth and allied ex-service personnel may be more difficult to determine than Australian personnel depending upon the available evidence. It is important that original documents are seen.  Certified translations are required.     

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Commonwealth Veterans

Commonwealth veterans may hold similar records to a veterans of the Australian Defence Force, that is:

  • a discharge certificate,
  • certificate of service, or
  • paybook.
Allied Veterans

An allied veteran may provide evidence of service in the form of:

  • discharge certificates
  • paybooks
  • campaign medals and certificate or citation of campaign awards
  • citations

In the absence of service documents a Statutory Declaration should be requested.     

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