Bernard, 27 November 2014 · # · · · Comment

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, 6 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.

Donna, 13 May 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:

Bernard, 7 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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Donna, 13 February 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.

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