Anzac Day

The National Archives of Australia have preserved all the service records of Australian servicemen and women who served in World War I and now the records are all available online. I recently looked up my grandfather’s WWI records; he served at Gallipoli and Egypt. It’s amazing to see something of my grandfather so far away in time. All my grandparents were older parents so our family was stretched over the century. Even though you may not have any family records to look up, pick a random name and read the enlistment papers through their service and, hopefully, discharge. It’s very moving.

And make some Anzac biscuits.


Em said...

Oh I will definitely have to check this out... thank you for sharing.

Kate said...

It's great to be able to look this stuff up isn't it? My grandfather was at Gallipoli too ( my father was a definite late after thought).