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FHWA - Military SIG

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We meet every three months, usually on the third Saturday of February, May, August and November, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, at FHWA Unit 4/48 May Street, Bayswater.  

We are a self-help group, aiming to improve our general knowledge about things military and to help members navigate the minefield of military research. We will also spend time looking at successes, problems and queries.

All FHWA members are welcome to come along to our meetings and join our mailing list. A gold coin donation at the meeting helps to build up funds to purchase additional resources for the library or our projects. Maybe we'll see you at one of our meetings soon.

Convenor:      Angela Heymans

Email:            SIGS Contacts - Convenors - Military Interest Group

Next Meeting/s - Have a look at:


Saturday 21 May 2022 - 1.30am to 3.30pm 

Diane Oldman will give an enlightening talk on a little known part of WA's military history - 'The Colonial Volunteer Force in WA 1861 - 1903'.  This meeting also includes the Military Special Interest Group's Annual General Meeting.

Following Meeting:  20 August 2022 - 1.30pm to 3.30pm 



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About the Military SIG

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BugleThe initial meeting of the FHWA Military Special Interest Group was held on Saturday 17 October 2015, where it was agreed that there was sufficient interest amongst FHWA members to form a specific SIG to provide assistance and a place for those with military interests.

The primary aim of the group is to enhance the knowledge of members and other interested parties in the research of all things military, in particular from a genealogy or family history perspective.




Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 11:23


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Resource Guide: Nurses and Medics MSIG_resource_guide_-_nurses_and_medics.pdf

Resource Guide: Boer War Records MSIG_resource_guide_-_Boer_War_Records.pdf

Resource Guide: British Military Records Where_to_start_with_your_Military_research.pdf

Resource Guide: India & SE Asia resource MSIG_resource_guide_-_researching_military_ancestors_who_served_in_India_and_SEAsia.pdf


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The topics we cover MSIG

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Details of our interests

The group is interested in all things military, including but not limited to:

Any service (militia, army, airforce, navy), country, battle, era, and type of military experience including peacekeeping and resistance.  Military service is not restricted to Australia or Western Australia, or in any specific time frame.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 11:22

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