Where the Australians rest

unknown-soldier"Where the Australians rest"  published in 1920, "A description of many of the Cemeteries overseas in which Australians - including those whose names can never now be known - are buried."

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"Where the Australians rest" published in 1920, "A description of many of the Cemeteries overseas in which Australians - including those whose names can never now be known - are buried."

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Soldier's Stories

Stories about soldiers from the Kiama District that can be downloaded.

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WW1 Specific Websites

Documents and websites from Australia and elsewhere. This list is by no means a comprehensive list of WW1 websites.

 What happened after they died?  An explanation of the processes involved after a soldier died.
 Numbering System of the Australian Army  An explanation of soldier's military numbers
 WW1 Official histories  Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918
 WW1 Waratahs Recruitment March  History of recruitment marches in Australia
 Enlistment Statistics  Around 420,000 Australians enlisted for service in the First World War, representing 38.7 per cent of the male population aged between 18 and 44
 Australian War Graves: Photographic Archive  The Australian War Graves Photographic Archive was began in 2000, and is committed to procuring a digital photograph of every Australian War Grave and Memorial Commemoration; worldwide
 Women in action  For centuries women have been involved in every kind of war and conflict imaginable, especially as nurses. Australian nurses have dealt face-to-face with war - the sick, the wounded and the dead. They have served in Australia, in war zones across the world and on hospital ships and transports.
 Radio National WW1 broadcast  To mark the centenary of World War One, RN hosts a series of special broadcasts. The Great War: Memory, Perceptions and 10 contested questions explores 10 critical questions about the war and Australia’s place in it.
 Lives of the First World War  The museum was formed not as a monument to military glory, but as a record of the toil and sacrifice of those who had served in uniform or worked on the home front.
 Digger History  Unofficial history of the Australian & New Zealand Armed Services
 Australian WWI Records Finder  Search for people across the NAA, AWM and CWGC databases
 Guild of One-Name Studies  This platform enables Guild members to document the stories from their research, whether from their One-Name Study or beyond, from soldiers serving in the trenches to accounts relating to civilian life during the First World War 
 WW1 Timeline  The following WW1 timeline pages lay out the principal events of the Great War day by day with a year on each page. 
 British War Graves  Pictures of British War graves around the world
 AIF Project  The AIF database is drawn from a range of official sources, including personal files on the National Archives website, and Embarkation and Nominal Rolls on the Australian War Memorial website.
 In from the cold  Research and identify all service men and women missing from the official Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) list of casualties from the First and Second World Wars.
 National Australian Archives  The National Archives of Australia can best be described as the memory of our nation – collecting and preserving Australian Government records that reflect our history and identity. 
 Discovering Anzacs  A growing number of Australian profiles on Discovering Anzacs have a repatriation record attached which shows what happened to that person after the war. 
 Adopt a Digger  The purpose of the Adopt a Digger Project is to commemorate that centenary by honouring the men and women from the (current) Sunshine Coast region of South-east Queensland who fought in World War One either with the Army, Navy or Airforce.
 In memories  The visit of Commonwealth War Cemeteries, Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France 
 First World War.com  The purpose of this website is to provide a summary overview of the First World War.  Necessarily a long-term undertaking - and approaching ten years in the making - a significant amount of material remains to be covered.
 "The roses of No Man's Land"  Nurses were the most significant section of the group of Australian women that participated in the war effort away from the home front. As part of the Australian Army Nursing Service, 2,139 Australian nurses served in the First World War, and 130 worked as part of the British nursing service. 
 The Australian Women's Register  The Australian Women's Register is a rich and growing source of information about Australian women and their organisations. It contains 6476 entries with references to 3066 archival resources, 7639 published resources and 1182 digital resources.
 Australia's World War 1 Nurses  There were 2139 Australian nurses who served overseas in the First World War, 25 died, 388 were decorated, 7 were awarded Miltary Medals for courage under fire 
 Australian Nurses in World War 1  In reply to the question as to what special preparations were being made for the nursing of the wounded came the calm reply, "None, because we are always ready. Our military hospitals and their staffs are in full working order; Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service and the Territorial Force Nursing Service are both absolutely ready for any emergency, and in the event of war will be able to cope with the work of tending the sick and wounded."
 Trove (National Library)  Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia. It's more than a search engine. Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other research and collecting organisations big and small.
 First World War Centenary  One hundred years on, we are all connected to the First World War, either through our own family history, the heritage of our local communities or because of its long-term impact on society and the world we live in today.
 Commonwealth War Graves Commission  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. We care for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 154 countries.
 Queensland War Memorial Register  This Queensland War Memorial Register is dedicated to the memory of the fallen and those who served Australia in the Armed Services. The Register honours service personnel that were drawn from Queensland communities.
 Other resources  The purpose of the Adopt a Digger Project is to commemorate that centenary by honouring the men and women from the (current) Sunshine Coast region of South-east Queensland who fought in World War One either with the Army,   Navy or Airforce
 What happened to conscientious objectors during WW1
 With no conscription, Australia relied on volunteers to go and fight. What happened to those who did not volunteer?
 The Australian Army: World War One 1914 to 1918  The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) was raised in late 1914 to serve overseas in support of Empire. Sent initially to Egypt, Australian troops fought at Gallipoli, in Palestine and on the Western Front.
 State Library NSW WW1 Timeline One  The Library holds one of the best collections of diaries and letters written by Australian men and women who served in the First World War. In late 2014, these intimate accounts of war were included on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register. The diary and letter collections are at the heart of our campaign to commemorate the centenary of World War I.
 Australians in World War 1  This guide focuses on Australians serving in World War 1. It also includes some information relevant to Great Britain, other Commonwealth nations and other combatant nations. There is a section on nurses and women's war occupations.
 Great War nurses  More than 3,000 Australian civilian nurses volunteered for active service during the First World War. While enabling direct participation in the war effort, nursing also provided opportunities for independence and travel, sometimes with the hope of being closer to loved ones serving overseas.
 Nurses at Gallipoli  On the hospital ships off Gallipoli, Australian nurses came face to face for the first time with the reality of the wounded. It made some of them confront the limitations of their nursing skills and the notion of the glory of war.
 The Nurses  One of the least publicized of all Army services is the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps, which has given 100 years of dedicated work to caring for Australian servicemen in times of war and its aftermath.
 Wikipedia  Military history of Australia during World War I. Further research links are available
 Australian Light Horse Association  Welcome to the website of the Australian Light Horse Association Ltd, a non-profit organisation, whose aim is to preserve the history and tradition of the Australian Light Horse and its predecessors. The site is dedicated to the Australian Light Horse Regiments, and the Light Horsemen who served their country in both war and peace, and contains both historical and current information on famous regiments and famous battles, as well as information on both ordinary soldiers and commanders, existing Military Units, current Historical Troops, and Light Horse Museums.
 Australian Nurses in World War 1  To serve with the AANS at least three year's service was required in Medical and Surgical Nursing in a recognised Hospital and nurses were to be aged between 21 and 45 years. They were to be either single women or widowed.