Roll of Honour Photographs
The Australian War Memorial is encouraging Australians to look through their family wartime photographs to find images of the more than 102,000 men and women who died while on active service, and whose names are on bronze panels of the Roll of Honour.
The photographs will allow all Australians to remember these individuals as their families did. An online version of the Roll of Honour is available on the Memorial's website. Photographs are linked online to the entry on the Roll, which personalises the information.
The ultimate aim is to add a photographic image to every name. Currently there are 6,600 photographs linked to the online Roll of Honour. This project started in the 1920s, when Charles Bean thought of the concept. John Treloar, the first Director of the Memorial, wrote thousands of letters to families seeking portraits. The internet and email, combined with an increasing interest in family and military history, has seen this project acquire a new life.
We need your help
First check if a photograph is linked by searching the Roll of Honour database
If there is no linked photograph, contact a curator about how you can help by providing one:
- Phone (02) 6243 4593 or
- email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form to ask questions or have someone contact you.