AWM Honour Roll Photos

The Australian War Memorial is home to The Australian Roll of Honour which records and commemorates the names of Australia’s war dead. 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.

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Photo: A section of the Australian War Memorial Honour Roll
[Chris Munro]

In an ongoing project the Australian War Memorial wants to add to their collection of 6,600 photographs linked to the names on the Honour Roll.  The Memorial’s website states “The Memorial wants to find as many images of these men and women as possible, and is particularly interested in individual or family portraits.”

Members of the Families and Friends of the First AIF are encouraged to contact the AWM if they have photos which they think would be suitable and wish to have added to the collection. For details on the Honour Roll Photographic Project click here.

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The Families and Friends of the First AIF applauds the joint Australian–UK decision, announced by The Hon Greg Combet AM MP and the Hon Kevan Jones MP, to conduct a full DNA testing program on the remains of Australian and British soldiers found in mass graves at Pheasant Wood (Fromelles), and for their continuing commitment to identify as many of the fallen as is possible. We also thank the Australian, UK and French governments for affording dignified individual reburials for these soldiers, buried by German soldiers following the Battle of Fromelles on 19/20 July 1916, in the new Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery presently under construction at Fromelles.

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