Resources

Most of the Australians who fought with the AIF (Australian Imperial Army) in World War One have had their records digitised and made available on the National Australian Archives .

The Australian War Memorial holds photographs and diaries as well as the embarkation records on the men who fought during World War One.

One of the most useful and interesting ways to undertake biographical research is through the digitised newspapers that can be found on the National Library of Australia. TROVE the main platform for the newspapers can also throw up all sorts of information.

The Australian Dictionary of Biography is also online and provides more details about some of the men found on the memorial board.

Research was also conducted through the ancestry.com.au website.

Just like the Australian War Memorial the Imperial War Museum in the United Kingdom has a very helpful and interesting website, we have used some of the images from their collection.

We used the Sands & McDougall Directory of Melbourne.

Books that you might find interesting or useful

The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 CEW Bean Vols. III, IV, V, VI.

Broken Nation : Australians in the Great War J. Beaumont

The Origins of Political Surveillance in Australia F. Cain

Mallesons : A History 1852-1986 R. Campbell

Pilgrimage :A Traveller’s Guide to Australia’s Battlefields G Hutchinson

Sacred Places, War Memorials in the Australian Landscape KS Inglis

The ANZACs P. Adam-Smith

Pompey Elliott R. McMullin

To the Last Ridge WH Downing