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About Australian War Stories

Australian War Stories adds a new dimension for descendants - and the nation - to honour the original ANZACs and reflect on the spirit of mateship, courage and resilience.

The website enables descendants to search for a family member and receive a complimentary online memorial of their wartime journey: from enlistment to training, embarkation and beyond.

A link to the online memorial is delivered free-of-charge by email and SMS. Links can be easily shared and posted to social media.

Each memorial contains historically accurate details on enlistment, embarkation and military units sourced from records held at the National Archives of Australia and the Australian War Memorial.

An estimated 5 million Australians* have a relative who served overseas during the First World War. Many more will wish to honour a local ANZAC hero by registering their details to receive and share an online memorial.

Their story is our story.

*Source: ABS census data and AWM embarkation records.

Video credit: dramatised footage used by Australian War Stories is courtesy of the Sir John Monash Centre, © Commonwealth of Australia (2018)