War Records: WW1 Nominal Rolls at the Australian War Memorial

Miracles Do Happen! Harold George Turner,  Service No. 5185, 1st Divisional Signal Company (SRSA GRG26/5/4/779)  Do you have a name, service number or unit for the First World War or other conflicts before searching for them on the Australian War Memorial‘s website? If not, a surname, some time and good luck will hopefully find this informationContinue reading “War Records: WW1 Nominal Rolls at the Australian War Memorial”

War Records: WW1 Portraits at the Australian War Memorial

Cecil Stanton of Penrith Whilst preparing the recent workshops on Trove and Australian War Records Online at Penrith, I discovered this portrait of Cecil Stanton of Penrith at the Australian War Memorial. Many of us do not have photos of our more distant relatives and one such as this would be a great find. TheContinue reading “War Records: WW1 Portraits at the Australian War Memorial”

Trove Detective: WW1& WW2 Matron Grace M. Wilson

The Face of Australian War Nursing Have you found the option to search for Illustrated Articles in Trove’s digitised newspapers section yet? It’s on the left hand side of the basic search results with the options to refine your search by State, Title, Category or Decade or on the Advanced search page. It is oneContinue reading “Trove Detective: WW1& WW2 Matron Grace M. Wilson”

Trove Detective: Matron Grace Margaret Wilson (1879-1957)

A Woman to Remember A search on Trove results in this photo of MISS G.M. WILSON, MATRON-IN-CHIEF, AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE, 1925-1940 together with an obituary and her Death and Funeral Notices which provides some details of her life and the significant influence she had on nursing and the armed services. A FAMOUS ARMY MATRON DIES,Continue reading “Trove Detective: Matron Grace Margaret Wilson (1879-1957)”

Trove Detective: WW1 Matron Grace Wilson

Trove’s Newspapers, Photographs, Albums, Diaries & More. Started with a search in Trove for newspaper articles and photographs of RMS Mooltan which left Sydney, Australia in May 1915. Unfortunately, there was no mention of Matron Wilson in the newspapers at her departure from Sydney on 15th May, 1915. However, she is mentioned briefly in aContinue reading “Trove Detective: WW1 Matron Grace Wilson”

Penrith Workshops & WW1 Matron Grace Wilson

Join our Free Spring Workshops for Trove or Australian War Records Online Wednesday, 15th or 22nd October,  2014 at Penrith City Library Digital Hub World War One soldiers and Red Cross volunteers Drill Hall Penrith. PCL SS0081 During our two recent winter workshops we explored the depths of the online collections available on Trove andContinue reading “Penrith Workshops & WW1 Matron Grace Wilson”