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Eulogy Requests

In order for Defence Archives to consider the provision of a Statement of Service for a deceased ex-member of the Navy, Army or Air Force, please complete the Eulogy Request [DOC 116KB] template and email us your request and include the text URGENT EULOGY and the due date in the email subject.

To obtain a statement of service for eulogy purposes the applicant must provide proof of identity (i.e driver’s licence or other photo ID) and proof of death. Alternatively the funeral home or an RSL can apply on the applicant’s behalf.

Please note: If you request the eulogy on the day of the funeral service, we will do our best to assist, however, we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled.

Commemorative Eulogies, where the funeral has already been held, are also available to Ex-Servicemen/Women Organisation and are to be submitted to Defence Archives via email using the Eulogy Request Template, noting on the template that it is for commemorative purposes.

Further Support

If you have any further queries please contact Defence Archives on 1800 333 362 or email: