South Australians at War
SA Memory. South Australia past and present, for the future

General links

Department of Veterans' Affairs
DVA exists to serve members of Australia's veteran and defence force communities, war widows and widowers, widows and dependants, through programs of care, compensation, commemoration and defence support services.

Australian War Memorial
The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

AIF Project: Australian ANZACs in the Great War
Includes a searchable database of all AIF personnel who served in World War One and details of all formations and units in the 1st AIF.

National Archives of Australia
The National Archives promotes good government recordkeeping and encourages community awareness and use of valuable Commonwealth records in its care. Defence service records can be found by searching RecordSearch or NameSearch.

Search for people, places and events in the collections of libraries, museums, galleries, archives, universities and other cultural agencies, in Australia and abroad - all at the same time. Includes books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.

National and State Libraries Australasia: Commemorating WWI and the ANZAC Centenary 1914-1918
Between 2014 and 2018 libraries in Australia and New Zealand will commemorate the breadth and extent of this terrible conflict and reflect upon the service and sacrifice of all who served. Libraries began documenting the war right from its beginning: in newspapers, books, letters, diaries, photographs, poems, maps, ephemera, posters and oral histories. The story of the war - so much larger than a recount of military activity - simply cannot be told without reference to these collections. Over the next four years libraries will be digitising, compiling and curating these collections into easily accessible online resources which you can find on your State or Territory and National library's website.

Commemorations, memorials and war graves [Department of Veterans' Affairs]
One of DVA's key roles is acknowledging and commemorating the service and sacrifice of all those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations through commemorations, memorials, war graves and research.

Returned and Services League of Australia
Website of the National RSL. The website presents a wide range of information that will be of interest and value to veterans and those who are seeking general information on the RSL and Australia's military heritage.

Returned and Services League South Australia State Branch
Website of the RSL South Australia State Branch.

RSL Virtual War Memorial
The RSL Virtual War Memorial is to be the definitive resource and repository for anyone wanting to research, study or contribute to the commemoration of  our socio-military history. The aim is to present a web page for every service man and woman who has gone in harm's way in the country's name since the Boer War. Incorporates 'Tributes of Honour' (South Australian & Northern Territory War Memorials).

Imperial War Museums (UK)
The Imperial War Museums collection covers all conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and 'war-time experience'.

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park (New Zealand)
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington commemorates all New Zealanders who gave their lives in the South African War, two World Wars, the conflicts in Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam and on world-wide peace-keeping operations. It also honours the servicemen and women who served in those wars.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars in some 153 countries across the world. It administers a Register which records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located.