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Cassino, Italy. Contemplating Cassino WWII War Cemetery

Australians at Monte Cassino Cassino War Cemetery is 139 kilometres south east of Rome and the Benedictine Monastery of Monte Cassino is nearby on the hill. There are thirteen Australians buried in the cemetery, twelve from the RAAF and a … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: A Real Turner Bonanza

Good news! Top row – Frank, Jack, George & Len Turner Front row – William (father), Syd, Roy & Bill Turner Thanks to George’s grandson, Jonathon Turner we now have this photograph of the Turner Family (about 1919-1920) which was … Continue reading

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WW1 War Records: Alfred Pendleton & the AIF Project

Alfred Pendleton (1891-1951) AIF Service Number 313 Troopship ‘Thermistocles’ 1917 (SLVic Image H21105) START HERE at the AIF PROJECT and save a lot of time & effort looking for WW1 servicemen. This database uses the records from the Australian War … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: Hobart: Sailing to the ends of the Earth

Affairs of the Heart. 1920. T.S.N Company’s S.S. Oonah, Built 1888, in original rig.  SLVic. H92.330/14   Hobart is a very long way from London, but would seem the perfect place to escape your recent past and start a new life, … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: A Turner Bonanza

Who’s Who in this WW1 Turner Family? Whilst perusing Trove I came across images of ‘Two Patriotic Families’ in the South Australian Chronicle dated 24 June 1916. They were the seven Turner brothers and the seven Cooper brothers. Incredibly the … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: Meeting Queenie Royal, a lovely lady.

A Story with No Rhyme or Reason I met Queenie Royal when I was a small child. We had lost our dog. It was very dark and stormy that day. My brother and I kept knocking on doors asking if … Continue reading

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War Records: World War Two Nominal Rolls & Service Records

Brothers Harry & Murray Turner If your looking for the details of Australian Defence Force or Merchant Navy personnel who served in World War Two then start with the World War 2 Nominal Roll. You can start with a search … Continue reading

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War Records: Searching for WW1 Images and Stories

Graeme Lang Wilson  (1890-1915) Lance Corporal G.L. Wilson. 2nd Light Horse Regiment, AIF.   From the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Name: Graeme Lang Wilson     Service Number: 230     Rank: Lance Corporal Unit: 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment     Service: Australian Army Conflict: First … Continue reading

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War Records: WW1 Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial

Cecil Edward Turner of Adelaide  Cecil Edward Turner, Service No. 7561, A.I.F. 10th Battalion, (SRSA GRG 26/5/4/42) First World War Roll of Honour – Cecil Edward Turner The Roll of Honour includes those who died while on active service or as … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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