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The Rejected Volunteers

This photograph was taken in Lissner Park, Charters Towers on 25 April 1920. It denotes some of the rejected men wearing badges sitting in close company with the veterans of the First World War. Image by Charters Towers Archives.

Many men were unable to serve in the First World War for medical reasons. By guest blogger Michael Brumby, Charters Towers Archives. The Charters Towers Volunteers Register provides a rare insight into those men who wanted to sign up for war service but were rejected on medical grounds. Of the 1660 men who were examined … Read more

More Queensland projects to commemorate the First World War

Irvinebank Cadets - image submitted by Peter Thompson. Source on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=irvinebank

Round 3 of the Queensland Anzac Centenary Community Grants were announced in November 2015. As with the previous two rounds (2014 – 2015), the third round recipients includes organisations, societies, museums, Qld RSL branches and clubs, schools and a wide spread of Local government regions across Queensland. Each project will contribute to, increase awareness and … Read more

Leonard Lawrence and Eric Lorentzen – mystery brothers

Privates Eric and Leonard Lawrence - http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page19869961

Researching a First World War serviceman or servicewoman can be as simple as searching the National Archives of Australia and the Australian War Memorial websites and finding service records, embarkation details, and other available information that tells the story of their war service. But it can also be a frustratingly difficult task, fraught with dead … Read more