Apr 21, 2009

16 Million Commonwealth War Heroes Free to Search OnLine This Anzac Day

Ancestry makes nine military collections free to all Australians, including newly released British Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1918. Other collections include the ANZAC Memorial, 1914-1918 a book comprising a Roll of Honour of nearly 20,000 Australians and New Zealanders who died in the war; and the British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920, which contains the names of approximately 90% of the soldiers who fought in the British Army in WWI, including many from Australia. In total, more than 16 million names have been made available in military records from Australia, Great Britain, the US and Canada. The Ancestry database is free to use at any of the Moonee Valley Libraries.

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