We are delighted that the National Archives is now able to share 500 digital images of Australian World War I servicemen which we recently received from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).
These images were identified by DVA staff member Courtney Page-Allen, a recipient of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. To find them, she spent 18 months searching through the 16,000 World War I images held in the Bonds of Sacrifice collection of the Imperial War Museum, London.
The digital images provided to the National Archives include photographs taken in London studios while servicemen were on leave and occasional newspaper clippings.
We are currently in the process of adding these portraits to our Mapping Our Anzacs website. You can search for an image and related service record in three easy steps:
Alternatively, a portion of images are available on our Flickr page.
If the 500 portraits do not include one of a particular individual, you may wish to contact the Australian War Memorial which also holds many photographs of servicemen.
You can also browse the names of servicemen (word, 40kb) whose portraits we have received.
We are happy for you to download and print the portraits for personal use. If they are for commercial use, please contact our media office on (02) 6212 3957.