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Our aim with this project is to help preserve our Australian WW1 military history. By showing where to record Anzac photos from the Great War and help Identify Diggers from the first A.I.F. before some of them disappear forever.

This is a Anzac Photographic Archive website to guide people to the right groups, associations & government departments who help record WW1 Military History. People from around the world are now realising the importance of this task. The First World War Centenary is here and many projects and events are under way.

DON'T FORGET THE DIGGERS is a Album of WW1 Anzac Related Photographs & Postcards from the Great War or Click on the B & W Digger Soldier Icon to see an example of my own Photostream, Albums & Favorites.

Fromelles, Pozieres, Somme 1916, Messines Hill 60 , Ypres, Somme 1918, Armistice Train Compiegne
War Graves, War Memorials, War Horses, Vimy Ridge, Captured Amiens Guns

Flickr is now the image hosting program everyone is using around the world to record, preserve, historical military photographs. You need to Sign Up, Create Account and start uploading your photographs on to your Photostream. Then you can divide individual Photographs into Albums. Every single photograph you can add additiona textl information below, add website links, Tags, Join Groups. You can keep it Private, Friends only or make it public. You have search engines top right hand corner to connect you to similar photographs and topics. You can also let people comment on your photographs if you wish.

Australian War Memorial, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum,  North Head Artillery Museum,
War Trophies, Anzac Memorial Sydney, Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne

Please read next chapter called Our Mission to get a better understanding of where your military Photographs, Stories and postcards can be placed and recorded in Australia. Time is starting to run out to Identify Diggers from WW1 and many of the elderly age people who remember them are starting to pass away.

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How to Research
a WW1 Anzac Digger Soldier

SURNAME & SERVICE NUMBER is the best way to quickly identify an Australian Soldier you wish to research from the Great War. Below are four major links to help you and examples given of my Grandfather's WW1 Military service and how they are written in code. Its important that you choose correctly at this stage.

(AWM) Search the First World War Nominal Roll
4764  Dvr  CURRY  Albert Alfred     13th.F.A.Bde.  15/11/15  RTA   5/9/19

(AWM)Search First World War Embarkation Rolls
4764  Pvt  4th Infantry Battalion  08 March 1916   Sydney   HMAT Star of England

(NAA) RecordSearch World War I Service Record use the first link [1914-20  B2455] then click on Basic Search
Curry Albert Alfred : SERN 4764 : POB Granville NSW  : POE Casula NSW : NOK M Curry Jane Isabella

Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918 The AIF Project
4764  CURRY, Albert Alfred  Blaxcell Street, Granville, New South Wales   4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement

Further WW1 Research Material

[AWM] AFC, ALH, Infantry Battalions, RAN, WW1 Australian Units 

[Website] Australian Infantry State Battalions and Brigades

[Aif.adfa.edu] WW1 Australian Division Formations

[AWM] Military Organisation & Structure, Army: Structure

[AWM] Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean. World War One Official Histories

[AWM] Australian WW1 Unit War Diaries


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WW1 Anzac Digger Research
CURRY & MARCHMENT website has been online since 4th July 2006. It has bee a quest to find out as much as possible on my families that fought in the Great War at the Western Front 1916-1918.

Curryww1.com


Walking in the Footsteps of my Grandfathers is a technique using their Service Records related Unit War Diaries Trench Map coordinates and plotting those positions on today Battlefields. Google Earth and related Western Front Trench Maps overlapping each other is great method of finding positions. The 13th Field Artillery Brigade & 14th Machine Gun Company Units from the 5th Division are recorded Photographed and Filmed in 2008.

 


WW1 Trench Maps from Australian WW1 Unit War Diaries 


How to read Trench Map Co-ordinates

Western Front Battlefields France, Belgium 1916-1918.


Pozieres 3rd Infantry Brigade, July 1916 ( www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/23/3/ )

Mouquet Farm 1st Infantry Brigade, August 1916 ( www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/23/1 )

Flers/Somme 15th Infantry, November 1916  ( www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/23/15 )


Bullecourt 14th Infantry Brigade, April 1917 ( www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/23/14 )

Messines 12th Infantry Brigade, June 1917 ( www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/23/12 )

Menin Road 6th Infantry Brigade, September 1917 ( www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/23/6 )

Polygon Wood 2nd Infantry Brigade, September 1917 ( www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/23/2 )

Passchendaele 13th Infantry Brigade October 1917 ( www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/23/13 )


Amiens 13th Field Artillery Brigade, August 1918 ( www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/40 )

Peronne 14th Infantry Brigade, September 1918 ( www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/23/14 )

Hindenberg Line 14th Infantry Brigade October 1918 (www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM/23/14 )




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WW1 Related Films  Youtube Chanel Curryww1

1) Popular Uploads
2) WW1 Documentary Videos
3) WW1 Classic Movies
4) WW1 Original Film Footage
5) WW1 Museums, Re-enactments, Bunkers & Relics Videos
6) Uploads
7) Blackadder, Horrible Histories
8) WW1 Military Weapons & Equipment
9) WW1 Australian 14th Machine Gun Company, 5TH Division, Battlefield Locations
10) WW1 Australian 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 5TH Division, Battlefield Locations


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WARTIME AUSTRALIA National Archives of Australia

The NEW Website DISCOVERING ANZACS is now up and running to record Digger Photos and Stories.


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At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them
LEST WE FORGET


The Australian Imperial Forces of
The Great War 1914-1918


Infantry 210,981
Machine Guns 4,476
Artillery 23,387
Trench Mortars 1,218
Engineers 9,950
Tunnellers 3,970
Light Horse 30,365
Australian Flying Corps 2,275
Australian Army Service Corps 9,735
Australian Army Medical Corps 12,945
Australian Army Nursing Service 2,054
General Reinforcements 15,071
Miscellaneous ARMS Returned to Australia 2,555
Wireless 434
Cyclists 570
Chaplains 386
Transport Officers 531
Veterinary 378

Total Enlistments 421,809
Served Overseas 331,781

Killed in Action 53,993
Non Battle Deaths 7,727
Wounded in Action 137,013
Gassed 16,496
Prisoners of War 3,647
Prisoner-of-War Deaths 109



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Royal Australian Navy Ships

HMAS AE1 (E Class Light Submarine) 1914-1914
HMAS AE2 (E Class Light Submarine) 1914-1915
HMAS AUSTRALIA (Indefaitable Class Battlecruiser) 1912-1924
HMAS BRISBANE (Town Class Light Cruiser) 1916-1935
HMAS ENCOUNTER (Challenger Class Light Cruiser) 1912-1923
HMAS HOUN (River Class Destroyer) 1915-1922
HMAS MELBOURNE (Chatham Class Light Cruiser) 1913-1928
HMAS PARRAMATTA (River Class torpedo boat Destroyer) 1910-1928
HMAS PIONEER (Pelorus Class Light Cruiser) 1913-1924 scuttled 1931
HMAS PROTECTOR (Gunboat) 1884-1924
HMAS PSYCHE (Gunboat) 1884-1924
HMAS SWAN (River Class Destroyer) 1916-1928
HMAS TORRENS (River Class Destroyer) 1916-1926
HMAS WARREGO (River Class Destroyer) 1912-1928
HMAS YARRA (River Class torpedo boat Destroyer) 1910-1928






 
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