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Anzac Diversity

Collection This collection of case studies explores the ethnic diversity of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), examining the stories of Indigenous, Chinese, Russian, Indian and European Australians who served in the First World War.


Captain William Scurry MC DCM

William Charles  Scurry was born in Melbourne in 1895.  He attended Ascot Vale State Sc

The Dickerson Brothers

Case study The Dickerson brothers from WA were among over 1,200 Aboriginal men who served in the First World War.

Caleb James Shang

Case study Caleb was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for fearlessness, resource and initiative.

Henry William Compow

Case study Born in Gundagai NSW, Henry worked on a farm in Wagga Wagga before enlisting in 1916.

William Allan Irwin

Case study William was born in Coonabarabran NSW, to a large Indigenous family, and he served with distinction on the Western Front.

Alexander Chiffith

Case study Alexander Chiffith was born in Greece in 1892. At age 23 he enlisted with the AIF to serve in the First World War.

Baden Pailthorpe - "Formation VI"

Interpretive guide This study examines Formation VI, a digital artwork by the Memorial's artist-in-residence, Baden Pailthorpe.

Vincent Robert Chinchen

Case study Vincent Chinchen was born in Sydney in 1892, and was 22 when he enlisted for the First World War.

Julian Edward William Ping

Case study In Egypt and Palestine, Julian endured the extreme temperatures, sand, flies and dust of desert warfare.