Find out about the history of your australian relatives in ww1

Compose a war diary / 1. your items / 1.3 stories
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.

Collecting stories about your soldier who served in the forces

At this stage just gather all the stories and information you can about your digger. If they are family related you can sometimes ask your parents, relatives and friends if they remember any stories about these particular individuals. Where did they live, what type of character were they, occupation or sports they played in can all give you a good start to write a short story.

You can also look at next the chapter Great Stories to get an idea of how to write your story, what to look for and possibly get it published.

Articles and Pieces of information can come in many ways and normally starts with these four categories below which are the most valuable because they have been held onto for a very long time.

Letters are the most common and normally written under censorship.
Diaries are very rare and prized possession, a national treasure.
Postcards sent to family, loved ones and friends.
Photos can sometimes have dates and written information on the back

Further information can be obtained from the following:

Log Books, Pay Books, Training Manuals, Bibles, Newspapers, Books, Magazines, Movies, Documentaries, Internet, Museums, Memorials, Churches, Cemeteries, Headstones, Battlefields.

My family’s Stories from WW1

Albert Alfred Curry 1 Letter, 3 Postcards
Henry Ernest Curry 5 Postcards

Henry John Marchment 2 Postcards
Robert Westall Marchnent 1 Letter
Stan Hastings Marchment 2 Letters

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