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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Findmypast adds Anzac Memory Bank and records

To mark the fast approaching Anzac Day (25 April), thousands of new Australian and New Zealand military records have been added to all of FindMyPast’s international sites as part of a World Subscription.

The records are:
  • Australasian Imperial Expeditionary Forces Roll of Honour – An index to the roll of honour of the soldiers and sailors of Australian Imperial Expeditionary Forces
  • New South Wales Roll of Honour – A comprehensive list of the names of service personnel extracted from honour rolls in schools, public halls, clubs and village war memorials across NSW
  • New Zealand War Medal Roll – An index of returns of Officers and Men of the Colonial Forces who made applications for the New Zealand War Medal for services before 1866
  • New Zealand Boer War Servicemen – A list of New Zealand servicemen who took part in the Boer Wars.
In addition to these new records, the Anzac Memory Bank has been launched. This is a commemorative archive, co-sponsored with Inside History magazine (a publication to which I subscribe and recommend for anyone interested in Australian/NZ history), which contains heroic stories, exclusive photos, and expert information about Australian and New Zealand involvement in all wars and conflicts around the world.

Users have shared their own personal and family stories, photos and diary entries so that others can learn what it was like to live through these times of turmoil.

Like the new military records listed above, the Anzac Memory Bank will be available on all FindMyPast sites.