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Australian Roll of Honour

Australian

Forces

1914-1918

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Irish

Forces

The Committee of the Irish National War Memorial recorded some 49,000 names to be published in 1923. Alphabetically listed in eight leather bound volumes, the register was beautifully illustrated by the Irish artist Harry Clarke. The Ypres copy and its original made to measure cabinet is on permanent display in the In Flanders Fields Museum.

Preliminary research proved that more than 10,000 of the men listed to have died in France actually fell in Belgium. Correct details about their place of burial or commemoration have been added, as part of the ongoing In Flanders Fields Museum project called The Name List to be launched on 4 August 2014. This project aims to assemble all fatalities of the WW1 who died or were mortally wounded in Belgium, both civilian and military, and whatever their nationality. A completion of the Irish Memorial Records, beyond the casualties linked to Belgian territory, should be ready by the end of 2014.

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Also available through Findmypast

Ireland’s Memorial Records

We provide information over four pages on just some of the many resources available to help you with your WW1 Centenary Project and research.

If you know of any resources not listed please email us at places@oneplacestudy.org

Anzac memorials

Available through findmypast

Irish regiments

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Irish War Memorials

The Irish War Memorials Project is a developing inventory of war memorials in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland which includes photographs of each memorial, details of the site and a transcription of the text on the memorial. In many cases, further information is provided about those whose names appear. There is a database of all names, which allows a search for individual persons, all memorials in a particular place or county, or all persons in a particular regiment or service.


The names found in the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)  are those found in seven Books of Remembrance. The first, and largest, of the books, is the First World War Book of Remembrance. It contains more than 66,000 names and was not completed until 1942.  The virtual memorial also contains images of individual Canadians and their experiences. The CVWM welcome digital images of photographs and memorabilia relevant to Canada's war dead.




Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian

Forces

CEF Attestation Papers

These burial ledgers for military personnel can tell you where a soldier is buried and where his next of kin were living.

Available through Ancestry:



The Soldiers of the First World War 1914-1918 database contains an index to the Attestation papers of men enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) of the First World War. Information contained in the database includes: name of enlistee, address, birthplace, birth date, age, name and relationship of next of kin, and regimental number.


Circumstances of Casualty

War Diaries of CEF units

The War Diaries of the First World War database contains the digitised War Diaries of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units. From the start of the WW1, CEF units were required to maintain a daily account of their “Actions in the Field.” This log was called a War Diary. The War Diaries are not personal diaries, rather they are a historical record of a unit’s administration, operations and activities during WW1.

Death Cards

Automated Genealogy has various linking projects underway which include linking those listed in the 1901 and 1911 censuses to other sources including the Canadian Virtual War Memorial and Soldiers of the First World War both mentioned above.

 

Automated Geneaology Linking

Three registrations occurred between 1917 and 1918. The 1st was held 5 Jun 1917 for men ages 21-31. The 2nd was held 5 Jun 1918 for men who turned 21 since the 1st registration. The 3rd started 12 Sep 1918 for men ages 18-45. The collection includes cards for 24 million men. The cards are arranged by state, by city or county, by local draft board, then alphabetical by surname.

Available through familysearch.org

Note: While images for all draft cards are available in the browser the index is 96% complete. The index is not yet complete for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Draft registration cards 1917/18

U.S. Forces

American Battle Monuments

The commemorative mission of the American Battle Monuments Commission includes establishing and maintaining U.S. military memorials, monuments and markers where American armed forces have served overseas since April 6, 1917, and within the United States when directed by public law.

The Auckland War Memorial Museum’s Cenotaph Database contains biographical and service details for over 115,000 New Zealand service men and women from the 19th century till today and especially from World War One and World War Two.


Cenotaph Database

New Zealand

Forces

The New Zealand History Online website contains a Memorials Register detailing exact locations and further information for more than 900 memorials throughout New Zealand.



Memorials Database

Kumura War Memorial - Photo Aaron Clark, 2005


These records comprise around 32,000 individual case files of Australian personnel reported as wounded or missing during WW1.

Available free at Australian War Memorial:


Red Cross Wounded & Missing

Commemorative Roll

The Commemorative Roll records the names of those Australians who died during or as a result of wars in which Australians served, but who were not serving in the Australian Armed Forces and therefore not eligible for inclusion on the Roll of Honour. It includes those Australians who died while members of Allied Forces, the Merchant Navy, philanthropic organisations attached to the forces, war correspondents or photographers.

Available free at Australian War Memorial:

The Roll of Honour records and commemorates members of the Australian armed forces who have died during or as a result of war service. It takes the form of bronze panels in the Memorial’s Commemorative Area and the Roll of Honour database, which is accessible via the Memorial’s website.

Available free at Australian War Memorial:

Available through findmypast

The First World War Nominal Roll is a single alphabetic listing of approximately 324,000 names of members of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) who served overseas during the WW1. It is believed that the roll was compiled to assist with the administrative arrangements necessary to repatriate members of the AIF to Australia.

The roll includes the names of those who served with the Australian Flying Corps and Australian Medical Corps, but not the names of those who served with the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force.

Available free at Australian War Memorial:

Available through Findmypast:



Nominal Roll

Embarkation Rolls

The First World War Embarkation Rolls consist of nominal rolls of some 330,000 personnel of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and the Army component of the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF) as they embarked for overseas service during the First World War. The Embarkation Rolls include the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) and the Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train (RANBT). The rolls do not include those who enlisted but did not serve overseas, nor reinforcements that were formed overseas.

Available free at Australian War Memorial:

Available through Findmypast

New Zealand

Forces

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New Zealand WW1 Soldiers

Troops returning to Camp    Source: Upper Hutt City Library.

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New Zealand Division

Other Rolls & Records

Sample images from Australia’s Fighton Sons

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Honours & Awards

Available free at Australian War Memorial:

Ireland National Roll of Honour

These records give details of Irishmen who died serving in WW1 or in the three years after the end of the war.

This database of transcripts has been created from all known available references and databases for Irish casualties published before 1922. They include Soldiers Died in the Great War, Ireland's Memorial Records, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, newspaper items, articles and books. The material has also been cross referenced with the 1901 and 1911 Census to provide a more precise list of Irish casualties than was previously available to family historians.

Available through Findmypast



Irish Soldiers’ Wills

This record set comprises transcriptions of wills of around 9,000 Irish men who served in WWI and represents approximately a quarter of the Irishmen who died in that war. The wills are of those of privates and non-commissioned officers. The wills were written on pre-printed pages that were included in the soldiers’ service book. Most of the wills were not witnessed and are considered informal wills.

Available through Findmypast:

Veteran Death Cards were created when Veterans Affairs were notified of the death of a WW1 veteran. There are approximately 130,000 cards, which are arranged alphabetically in 99 cabinet drawers. The contents of each drawer were digitized as a batch of approximately 1300 cards each. The name on the first card in a drawer is the title of that group of cards.


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