Find out about the history of your australian relatives in ww1

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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.

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After many years of researching WW1 digger history I have found these Associations and Government departments to be the best to record your heritage. Yearly membership in these associations is generally quite cheap and pays for itself in the long run. The added resources of information and research material you can obtain are defiantly worth the effort to investigate further.

A.I.F. Photographic Archives

One of my new projects is a new website called Don’t Forget the Diggers which started in May 2010. It’s a photographic archive of Australian ww1 soldiers and personal from the Great War. These are photos from your collections that need to be recorded.

The National Archives of Australia (NAA) hold the original WW1 Service Records. A new project on their website called Mapping our Anzacs has a scrapbook section that helps put a photo with a WW1 Service Record. This topic has been mentioned before in compose a war diary.

Australian WW1 Associations

(ALHA) Australian Light Horse Association has a great forum section for questions and answers on any related topics about the ALH. It contains historical and current information on famous regiments and battles, current Re-enactment Troops and Light Horse Museums

The (FFFAIF) Friend and Families of the First A.I.F. website is dedicated to digger history. The association was founded by the late war historian John Laffin. You can also contribute you’re A.I.F. photos and stories to the Digger magazine once you become a member Every three months a sixty-page issue is presented with a good mix of Photos, Stories and WW1 Articles. They take part in some general meetings and official ceremonies.

The Australian Society of World War One Aero Historians holds general meetings at Victoria Barracks, Sydney four times a year. They put out a yearly journal full of WW1 stories and articles including aeroplane model making. They have their own library and a new database created by Wing Commander Barry John Videon is being placed on the website. These are compiled files of 5600 Australians that served with the air forces of WW1.

(AWWOD) Australian World War One Descendants - If you had a relative who served in the A.I.F during WW1 and you have access to their war medals (or reproductions of them) then you could be marching in Sydney with the association honouring your family member on Anzac Day.

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