Our aim with this project is to help preserve our Australian WW1 military history. By showing where to record Anzac photos from the Great War and help Identify Diggers from the first A.I.F. before some of them disappear forever.
This is a Anzac Photographic Archive website to guide people to the right groups, associations & government departments who help record WW1 Military History. People from around the world are now realising the importance of this task. TheFirst World War Centenaryis here and many projects and events are under way.
Australian Military Research, Study & Contribution websites LINKS
Flickris now the image hosting program everyone is using around the world to record, preserve, historical military photographs. You need to Sign Up, Create Account and start uploading your photographs on to your Photostream. Then you can divide individual Photographs into Albums. Every single photograph you can add additiona textl information below, add website links, Tags, Join Groups. You can keep it Private, Friends only or make it public. You have search engines top right hand corner to connect you to similar photographs and topics. You can also let people comment on your photographs if you wish.
Please read next chapter called Our Mission to get a better understanding of where your military Photographs, Stories and postcards can be placed and recorded in Australia. Time is starting to run out to Identify Diggers from WW1 and many of the elderly age people who remember them are starting to pass away.
How to Research a WW1 Anzac Digger Soldier
SURNAME & SERVICE NUMBER is the best way to quickly identify an Australian Soldier you wish to research from the Great War. Below are four major links to help you and examples given of my Grandfather's WW1 Military service and how they are written in code. Its important that you choose correctly at this stage.
(AWM) Search the First World War Nominal Roll
4764 Dvr CURRY Albert Alfred 13th.F.A.Bde. 15/11/15 RTA 5/9/19
(AWM)Search First World War Embarkation Rolls
4764 Pvt 4th Infantry Battalion 08 March 1916 Sydney HMAT Star of England
(NAA) RecordSearch World War I Service Record use the first link [1914-20 B2455] then click on Basic Search
Curry Albert Alfred : SERN 4764 : POB Granville NSW : POE Casula NSW : NOK M Curry Jane Isabella
Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918 The AIF Project
4764 CURRY, Albert Alfred Blaxcell Street, Granville, New South Wales 4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
WW1 Anzac Digger Research CURRY & MARCHMENT website has been online since 4th July 2006. It has bee a quest to find out as much as possible on my families that fought in the Great War at the Western Front 1916-1918.
Walking in the Footsteps of my Grandfathersis a technique using their Service Records related Unit War Diaries Trench Map coordinates and plotting those positions on today Battlefields. Google Earth and related Western FrontTrench Maps overlapping each other is great method of finding positions. The 13th Field Artillery Brigade & 14th Machine Gun Company Units from the 5th Division are recorded Photographed and Filmed in 2008.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them
LEST WE FORGET
The Australian Imperial Forces of
The Great War 1914-1918
Machine Guns 4,476
Trench Mortars 1,218
Light Horse 30,365
Australian Flying Corps 2,275
Australian Army Service Corps 9,735
Australian Army Medical Corps 12,945
Australian Army Nursing Service 2,054
General Reinforcements 15,071
Miscellaneous ARMS Returned to Australia 2,555
Transport Officers 531
Total Enlistments 421,809 Served Overseas 331,781
Killed in Action 53,993 Non Battle Deaths 7,727 Wounded in Action 137,013 Gassed 16,496 Prisoners of War 3,647 Prisoner-of-War Deaths 109