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Share your personal story about the First World War through your family history.
Add your story along with some treasured photographs or documents from this time.
Corporal Henry Gaden Morton, M.M., of 'Richmond', Lower Forth Street, Woollahra
My great uncle, Henry Gaden Morton, lived with his family, including my grandmother, Marion Fairles Morton and my great grandmother,...
The Harkness family of Woollahra
My Great Uncle Edward Knox Harkness with my Grandfather Walter Scott Harkness developed much of Woollahra from about 1884-1924.
Lest we forget: a personal glimpse back through the mists of time during the Centenary of Gallipoli
EVACUATION OF GALLIPOLI
Not only muffled is our tread
- To cheat the foe.
We fear to...
Memories of my uncles
During my childhood we didn't seem to hear much about the First War as we were living through the time...
Albert Lawrence Poland - My father's World War 1
At the outbreak of World War 1 my father, Albert Lawrence Poland, was a Midshipman in HMS New Zealand which...
The Monkhouse Family from 'Lansdowne' - 4 Beach Street, Double Bay
My great grandfather, Ernest Monkhouse built a brick house and stables at 4 Beach Street, Double Bay (now known as...
Lieutenant Leslie Richmond
Within our superficial notion of the national war effort, there is one category of serviceman who is often overlooked –...
Captain Roy Hector Blashki
The story of Captain Roy Blashki's death and heroism in August 1917 is well-told in the words of a military...
Dr Eric Phillip Blashki MC
My uncle Eric was a fine fellow with an infectious sense of fun, and a fund of (very often slightly...
The oldest Jewish Anzac
My father, Harold Collins, was born in 1892 and died in 1992. This made him the oldest Jewish Anzac at...
Story from Ithaca, Grafton Street, Woollahra
While delving into the history of their house in Grafton Street, the new owner discovered the story of two young...
Thomas Storie Dixson lived at Redleaf, today the Woollahra Council Chambers in Double Bay, and was educated at All Saints...
Just when his life was brightest
Roy Oswald Middleton was killed by a shell explosion at Pozieres on 25 July 1916. Roy was an architect who...
A mixed opportunity
My grandmother, Eliza Matilda Mudford, was born in 1886 and showed great promise as a child for being academically gifted....
Missing Watsons Bay Soldier 6496
Richard Alfred Dunn, aged 32, joined the army at Dubbo Depot where he trained for one month and then was...
A few grains of sand
As I opened my grandfather's military pocket book from the First World War, a few grains of sand fell to...
The incidental tourist
With a century separating us from the Great War, today's Australians know its stories second-hand at best. Snippets of remembered...