2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One, with the centenary of the Gallipoli landing coming up in 2015. These events have sparked an enormous number of commemorative projects worldwide which are being conducted by individuals, groups and even towns.
On Remembrance Day 2015 people around the world stopped to remember those who had served in war, and those who never came home.
Remembrance Day this year also saw the launch of a brand new Australian website – WorldWarOne Link. This website is dedicated to listing WW1 Commemorative Projects which are being conducted throughout Australia.
To answer question of “What is WorldWarOne Link?” their website says the following …
“WWI Link is a non-commercial online research database, funded by a Your Community Heritage Grant, that showcases the wide variety of commemorative projects underway throughout Australia during the centenary years of WWI. The site provides a central platform for researchers to collaborate and promote their work, as well as providing media, volunteers and the general public with the opportunity to easily discover and participate in these projects. The site was officially launched on Remembrance Day 2014 with the second stage of the website’s rollout expected to come a few months later, including new functionalities that will allow contributors, or ‘Project Owners’, to create and manage their own project profiles.”
Launched on last week, the site already lists 49 projects. These cover new books being written, digitisation projects, research projects, virtual museums, websites, exhibition and more.
So if you are involved with an Australian related WWI Project head on over to their website and get it registered. For more information on WorldWarOne Link, including how to submit your project, be sure read their FAQs.