Find out about the history of your australian relatives in ww1

Compose a war diary / 1. your items / 1.1 photographs
This site is dedicated to my Grandfather, who disappeared after returning from WWI. He fought for my freedom which I know does not come without cost. I am eternally grateful for his efforts and what he stood for. I love you Grandad, good on ya mate. FOR KING & COUNTRY. R.I.P. Albert Alfred Curry.

Photographs are one of the most precious items you can have

Photographs from the war come in all sizes, shapes and forms, different locations from Training Camps, Battlefields, Troopships, Parade grounds, En-route Marches etc. as well as Portraits, Group Photos, Action shots, Military weapons and Equipment.

Some photos can reveal hidden information, for example, uniforms can show what units they were in. Sometimes locations can be seen in the background and people identified

In World War One many photos were printed on cardboard or poor quality paper. Portable cameras like the Kodak browning were just starting to come into production. Soldiers were not allowed to carry cameras or take photos of anything military for security reasons but some did anyway.

It was fine to take portrait shots at a photo studio. Many had the same backdrop used in the foreground of the picture. Sometimes the same props like a chair was used or whips or canes held in the same position or pose.

Poor condition photos are quite common after ninety years; so many things could have damaged them during that time. For example, they get Bent, Folded, Scratched, Blotches, Marks, Pealed or Faded.

If you are lucky enough to have a few photos of your family in times of war the best thing to do is make copies from the originals and have them:

Scanned - so they can be copied and repaired on computer and backed up onto disk.

Repaired - by using programmes like Photoshop for Restoration and Retouching.

Printed - enlarge and print off to desired shape and size for final result.

Framed - to protect, preserve and to display.

My family’s Photographs

Albert Alfred Curry
Henry Ernest Curry

Henry John Marchment
Robert Westall Marchnent
Stan Hastings Marchment

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