Sunday, July 22, 2012

Images of World War I Australian servicemen

The National Archives is now able to share 500 digital images of Australian World War I servicemen which were received from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).
These images were identified by DVA staff member Courtney Page-Allen, a recipient of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. To find them, she spent 18 months searching through the 16,000 World War I images held in the Bonds of Sacrifice collection of the Imperial War Museum, London.
The digital images provided to the National Archives include photographs taken in London studios while servicemen were on leave and occasional newspaper clippings.
these portraits are currently being added to the Mapping Our Anzacs website, where you can search for an image and related service record. You can also browse the names of servicemen (word, 40kb) whose portraits have been received. Portraits for personal use may be downloaded and printed.

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Anonymous John MacRitchie said...

At least one of these men is commemorated on Manly War Memorial - Lt William Sydney Duchesne, who was killed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. His parents lived in Ashburner Street, Manly. There is a photograph of him in the Manly Library collection.

August 15, 2012 at 5:13 PM  

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