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World War I

Highlight: Diaries of a Stretcher-Bearer 1916-1918

Media: BOOK – paperback, 250 pages Author: E. Munro & D. Munro Year: 2010 ISBN: 9781921555558 Other: b&w photos, maps, glossary, index Publisher: Boolarong Press Item Code: BOO027 Price: $29.95 Link to website You’ve read many books on World War I, but not one like this. ‘Diaries of a Stretcher-Bearer’ is the story of a family that came to Australia before WWI and […]
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What War Was Your Australian Military Ancestor Involved In? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Remembrance Day, November the 11th marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War. For this Australians observe one minute of silence at 11am on the 11th of November, “in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts”. We have created this infographic to help you see at a glance the major wars Australians have been involved in.
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Unlock the Past’s WW1 Bundle

The past few years have seen a huge surge interest in military history, with the commemoration of WW1 and Gallipoli adding to the interest. During this time Unlock the Past have produced a collection of useful guide books for researchers, including a number that relate to researching your Australian military ancestors.
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Worldwide Honour Roll Project

Back in 2013 Heather Rojo, of the Nutfield Genealogy blog fame, started her Honor Roll Project. To explain just what it is Heather says  … “The Honor Roll Project is an effort to transcribe and photograph military honor rolls. The transcribed names make the soldiers available for search engines, so that descendants and family members […]
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World War 1 Centenary Projects #1

There’s no doubt that 2014 is the year military historians have been working towards for years as it marks the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War 1. The Great War. The “war to end all wars”. As you can imagine there are literally thousands of World War 1 projects going on right around the world. Some big, some small. All important in recording history. And it’s going to be hard keep up with them all, but through a series of “World War 1 Projects” posts I shall share at least some of them with you.
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Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day 11 November

Remembrance Day – the 11th hour, of 11th day, of the 11th month (11th November 1918) the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous war. Remembrance Day has attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front has became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war.
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