Researching Australians in the Great War

Below is a series of videos to assist teachers, students and the wider community to conduct research into the lives, deaths and commemoration of Australian service personnel of the Great War (1914-1918).

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You are welcome to share your story of remembrance with the Shrine. After researching your story of remembrance submit your story to the Share Your Story page.

First World War Glossary of terms

 

 

Overview of Online Resources  – An introduction to researching some key websites to help you research service personnel of the Great War (1914-1918)

 

 

 

Australian War Memorial - Nominal Roles – Using the Nominal Rolls held by the Australian War Memorial to help you research

 

 

Australian War Memorial - Roll of Honour  – Using the Roll of Honour and Circulars held by the Australian War Memorial to help you research

 

 

Australian War Memorial - Red Cross Wounded and Missing Enquiry Files  – Exploring the 1916-1919 Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Bureau Files to research the fate of soldiers reported missing.

 

 

Australian War Memorial - Honours & Awards -  Use this video to help learn about honours, medals and awards received by Australian Service Personnel

 

 

Australian War Memorial  - Exploring the Collection – This video gives tips and information on how to find photographs and artefacts in the extensive collection of the Australian War Memorial

 

 

National Archives of Australia  – This video assists in navigating and searching the files of the National Archives of Australia with regard to service personnel of the Great War

 

 

Mapping Our ANZACS  - This video assists in learning how to locate Australian Service personnel by geographic location such as town of birth or enlistment

 

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - This video will help the researcher to find places of burial and other commemorative information through the website of the CWGC

 

 

National Library of Australia - “Trove” - An introduction on the functions of the Trove website including how to search for contemporary newspaper articles relating to service personnel of the Great War