Liet. W.D. Harris – One of the 170+ men pictured on the honour boards held at Mosman Library. Learn more about this man.

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Behind the lines

Welcome to our team space. A key part of this project is sharing the work done ‘behind the scenes’. Learn about digital tools and technologies. Explore online sources relating to World War One.

One whom the infantrymen praise as a “white man”

Finding the fragments that complete a picture is one of the rewards of digging in the archives. A Mosman man’s war diary has revealed for John and Vicki Andrews the deep regard felt for a forebear by the men of his command.

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Bernard · 21 April 2014 · # · · Comment

Looking for John, son of Allan Allsop

We received this email from Christelle Hilz.

I’m the author of an historical novel, which I expect to be published before the end of the year. I mention Allan Allsop – 8th Australian Field Ambulance in my novel. I was wondering if his son, John, was still alive. If so, I would love to get in touch with him to see if “My Allan Allsop” ‘s personality matches the original one. He’s not a main character in my novel – he just meets one of my characters and appears in one chapter. “My Allan’s” personality was based on what shows through his diaries and a study of his handwriting.

Donna · 17 April 2014 · # · · Comment

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust looking for Drill Hall stories

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust is applying for an ANZAC Grant for the erection of an interpretation sign outside the 1913 Drill Hall beside Rawson Oval as well as signs for the World War 1 Hospital at Georges Heights.

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Web Team · 20 March 2014 · # · · Comment

Crib sheet for Mosman volunteers

Volunteers queuing to enlist outside Victoria Barracks, Sydney. AWM A03406

We need volunteers to link names on local memorials to official records, photographs, newspaper mentions and other online sources.

Here is a suggested step-by-step prepared for our workshop for volunteers on 8 March.

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Bernard · 7 March 2014 · # · · Comment

The 19th Infantry Battalion AIF, 1915-1918

In November last year, David Wilson spoke at Mosman Library about the Fighting Nineteenth. These are the slides from his presentation.

Donna · 13 February 2014 · # · Comment


Upcoming events

The Ottoman Army 1908 to 1918: a tumultuous decade of reform

Thursday 8 May 2014

A talk by David Wilson on one of Australia’s most significant but little-known wartime opponents — now one of our staunchest allies.

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