Category: War Brides

Categories: Civilians in War | Military Spouses

This is a high level category. Please do not add individual profiles. Add profiles to the narrowest category possible. See How to Categorize.

This category is an index of categories of war brides by their nationality at birth.

War bride is a term used to refer to wartime marriages between soldiers and foreigners. Source: Wikipedia

War Brides to Australia
After World War II, the Australian Repatriation Commission authorised free passage to Australia for servicemen’s wives, fiancées and children. Between 1944 and 1949, 110 ships made 177 journeys bringing women and children to Australia. The National Archives of Australia holds the records kept of these voyages. These files record the names of women and children on board, and some also have information about notable incidents that occurred on the journey, as well as illnesses and conditions on the ship.

See: National Archives of Australia, 'War brides',, 21 February, 2014

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  • If a woman born in Japan married an American GI, place her in the Japanese War Brides category.
  • If a woman born in England married an ANZAC, place her in the English War Brides category.

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1923 Netherlands - bef Nov 1990

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