Pte. K. Lutge – 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.


Tagging our bit

When it comes to tagging Mosman service men and women in Trove’s historical newspaper database, John Bryan is well in advance of all other parties.

More than 1,500 is his score.

Two years ago, Tim Sherratt suggested the tag mosman1418-person. With so many articles tagged, we now have a useful filter when searching Mosman names:

Search only newspaper articles tagged mosman1418-person

The tag even features in Trove’s top 100.

Bernard · 27 November 2014 · # · · · Comment


NSW deceased estate files

NSW State Records offer another source for Mosman WWI records — deceased estate files.

The Stamp Duties Office created a deceased estate file for every individual who died leaving property or other assets (‘estates’), which were subject to death duties. The files contain the papers, correspondence and other documentation relating to the assessment of death duty by the Stamp Duties Office.

Learn more about these records with Archives In Brief 29 – Deceased estate files, 1880-1958.

Deceased estates files can be found for some soldiers. Search the index to deceased estate files by name or enter “Australian Imperial Forces” in the locality search field.

There are 39 results for Mosman and Australian Imperial Forces.

The files themselves are held at the Western Sydney Records Centre.

Bernard · 6 November 2014 · # · · Comment


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

On Thursday 8 May at Mosman Library, military historian David Wilson gave an excellent overview of the Turkish forces in WWI.

Here are the slides from his presentation:

Donna · 13 May 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


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Upcoming events

Plated Up: Australian Community War Memorials on Ceramic Ware

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Plated Up: Australian Community War Memorials on Ceramic Ware

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Simadas will present an overview of Australian community war memorials, the distinctive types built and how they evolved identifying the unique characteristics of Australian war memorials.

A feature of the evening will be the display of his intriguing collection of small ceramic wares portraying images of these Australian war memorials. Items range from plates, dishes cups, shaving mugs to miniature clock and bell towers. These are a wonderful and sensitive ‘Memorial’ in their own right.

In all the years Paul has been collecting he has never found a piece depicting memorials in Tasmania. Perhaps someone out there has one?

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For more Information https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/3029/plated-up-australian-community-war-memorials-on-ceramic-ware

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Saving Our Private Ryan and Sgt. Wilkinson's Memories

Monday 28 May 2018

Private Ryan and Sgt Wilkson two very different stories of two very different men and their experiences in the Great War. One was fought for his anti-war beliefs and the other only told his grandson his story on his deathbead.

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For more Information https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/3034/saving-our-private-ryan-ant-sgt-wilkinson-s-memories

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