Add an ANZAC?

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Tomorrow is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand, the day we commemorate the Gallipoli landing and our military personnel, including wartime nurses. Please consider creating or improving an appropriate profile.
in The Tree House by Fiona McMichael G2G6 Pilot (153k points)
I've added three in the last few days.

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If you're honouring an Anzac from Queensland, you may be able to pick up a free-to-use (with attribution) portrait from the State Library of Queensland catalogue - they have over 29,000 portraits online from The Queenslander newspaper. Each one has copyright/reuse info in the catalogue record. 

If you're interested in working on women's history and those left behind, The Conversation has this article on Victorian women poets of WWI and at least some of the photographs are out of copyright (you'd need to look them up individually in the catalogues for the institutions that are named as sources to make sure): https://theconversation.com/victorian-women-poets-of-ww1-capturing-the-reverberations-of-loss-108084

by Kathleen Cobcroft G2G6 Mach 6 (62.7k points)
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I found two Friskens who served in World War One and Two, one of whom served first in the Royal Navy as a Scot and then emigrated joined the Australian Army!

It's a good time to research these people and reflect on what they sacrificed.
by Tracy Hope G2G6 (8.5k points)
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And beyond the Service men and women, there were a lot of others worthy of note, such as the non-military medical staff, Salvos, merchant mariners, munitions workers etc. They also served in their own ways.
by Mark Rogers G2G6 Mach 1 (11.3k points)
Also Land Army girls/women.
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A list (with very basic information) of World War I volunteers from the Illawarra region is here. Most don't have Wikitree profiles...

by Vivienne Caldwell G2G6 Mach 3 (35.0k points)

No list, but it couldn't be too difficult to get one .. right?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weeping_Mother_Memorial

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