ANZAC Connections: Centenary digitisation project
The Australian War Memorial is currently undertaking a project to create a comprehensive digital archive of the ANZACs and their deeds, and of the wider Australian experience of war. The collections selected for this project will reflect the experiences of Australian servicemen, nurses and civilians during the First World War, not just well-known personalities. This project will digitally preserve the Memorial’s collections as well as provide full copies for research on the Memorial’s website.
As part of this project the Memorial is seeking contact with relatives of the people listed below. If you have any information about these people, or their descendants, the Memorial would love to talk to you. Please contact Nick Crofts via PubandDig@awm.gov.au.
1901 Sergeant Robert William Wyllie Adam
Collection relating to the First World War service of 1901 Sergeant Robert William Wyllie Adam, 11 Battalion. This collection consists of letters sent by Adam to his mother between 1914 and 1916. The letters describe his daily activities, the places he visited and provide his experience of trench warfare, illness and rationing. Also included are condolence letters from Sergeant Lukin and Lord Birdwood. The associated Roll of Honour Circular lists his next of kin as Jane Emily Adam of 3 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. Collection number: 1DRL/0003.
78 Private Arthur James Adams
Collection relating to the First World War service of 78 Private Arthur James Adams, 3 Field Ambulance. This collection consists of Adams’ personal diary, written between 1 January 1915 and 8 August 1916. The diary records in detail his movements as part of the 3 Field Ambulance, their operations under enemy fire, general living conditions and also mentions Jack Simpson and his donkey. The associated Roll of Honour Circular lists his next of kin as Mr George Adams of Windsor Street, Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, England. Collection number: 1DRL/0004.