Red Cross WW2 cards now online

Over 58,000 cards from the Red Cross Missing, Wounded and Prisoner of War enquiry service from World War 2 are now available online.

In 2016 Red Cross Australia donated their historical collection to UMA as a ‘Gift to the Nation’. Part of this collection included the Missing, Wounded and Prisoner of War Enquiry Cards dating from World War Two to 1973. 

Since the transfer, UMA has been working to make all of the cards relating to World War Two available online. There are now over 58,000 cards available through UMA’s online catalogue. To find a card, just type the surname into the search box. 

For further enquiries, please contact UMA at archives@archives.unimelb.edu.au or 9035 4337. 

For more information about the series, see the wonderful article on our blog, ‘A Humane and Intimate Administration’: The Red Cross’ World War Two Wounded, Missing and Prisoner of War Cards by Senior Archivist Fiona Ross.