Project: Anzacs

Categories: Anzacs Project | Military and War Project


Welcome to the ANZAC Project

This project is for those who have WikiTree profiles of Australians and New Zealanders who were Anzacs and to honour their service. We shall remember them.

The main aims are to grow the trees of these Anzacs and learn more about their subsequent lives.

Anzac stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps, which started in WWI and the landing at Gallipoli Cove where over 10,000 Anzacs were killed. Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand is on the 25th of April, the day of the landing at Gallipoli, and is probably Australia and New Zealand's most important national occasion. Anzac Day is now for all Australian and New Zealand Military Personnel from all wars.


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The leaders of this project are Terry Wright and Irene Dillon.

For a full list of current participants,see the badge report

How to Join

If you're interested in participating in this project, please do the following:

  1. Add the line [[Category:Anzacs Project]] to the text area of your profile page. This will add you to the list of participants on the category page.
  2. Add Anzacs to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Ask Irene or Terry to award you the Anzac Badge.
  4. Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now.

Anzac of the week

Each week we will highlight an Anzac on WikiTree. If you have a nomination please send it to Terry Wright or Paul Bech

This week's Anzac profile is

Albert Jacka VC Winner

Albert Jacka

Albert Jacka was born January 10 1893 at Layard near Winchelsea, Victoria the son of Nathaniel Jacka and Elizabeth Kettle. His family moved to Wedderburn, Victoria when he was five years old, where he attended the local school before working with his father as a haulage contractor. He was working for the Victorian State Forests Department at Heathcote, Victoria when the First World War started. NB: Victorian State Forests Department Pdf page 4

Albert enlisted on September 18 1914 in the A.I.F as Private 14th Battalion and trained at Broadmeadows, Victoria before embarking on December 22 1914 and Promoted Lance Corporal same date for Egypt for further training, and first combat in Gallipoli.

The 14th Battallion landed at Gallipoli as part of the second wave but Albert volunteered to land as part of the first wave as an advanced party of the 14th to evacuate wounded. He later was posted to part of a trench network known as Courtney's Post, it was here he earned his VC and Australia's first.

Go to Albert Jacka's profile page to read more about this great Australian.

Our Progress

Beside your name below, please keep track of what you're currently working on for this project. This is both for your own reference, and to aid collaboration amongst the project participants. If you are going to be temporarily inactive in the project (eg. on vacation), please note that here. Thanks!

Entering data of tree relatives that have military records and currently working out how to cite naa records.

  • Liz Newport - Currently adding names to extended family
  • Terry Wright - Currently adding information on some of my WW11 Diggers
  • Peter Knowles - Currently reviewing older profiles for war service not yet entered.
  • Harold Cislowski - Interested in learning more and promoting a WW1 VC winner from Mont St Quientin (a cousin's great uncle)
  • Terry Gill - Currently adding names to family tree
  • Graeme Rose - Learning to use tables in profiles. It just takes practice.
  • Mark Rogers - Currently adding names of extended family
  • Faye Stent - currently adding anzac profiles for extended family and close relatives
  • Lauren W - Currently adding all ANZACS in the profiles I manage
  • Veronica Williams - planning to add profiles of my 4 known WWI Anzacs on my maternal side, but am travelling overseas at the moment so it may take time. Will actually be at Gallipoli early November! Think I have a few more for WWII on the paternal side too.
  • Irene Dillon - Currently adding names of extended family, firstly in World War I, then moving on to World War II followed by family who served in the Boer War.
  • David Pryde - Being new I am adding my family as fast as possible so that I can get my Anzacs identified and recognised.
  • Rhonda Lucas - Adding Anzac profiles to my existing profiles.
  • Carol Ann Mason - Adding names of extended family who served in World War I and World War II.
  • Shoshanah Luckie - Adding profiles of family and family friends who served in World Wars 1 and 2.
  • Thomas Heath - Adding profiles of the three family members who served in the New Zealand military during WWII and the one family member who served in the New Zealand military during WWI.
  • Kathy Thompson - Sorting out direct line profiles, and adding connections to those relations who served in WW1 and WW2.
  • Jeff Thomas -- Identifying relatives who served in NZ forces during WW1 and WW2
  • Cara Kajewski - Adding my Great Uncle and Grandfather as ANZACs in WW2
  • Brian Rule - currently adding anzac profiles for extended family and close relatives
  • Dee Baker - adding my great grandfather and great great uncle as ANZACs in WW1.
  • Oops, I've put my name in wrong space could someone put it on the list please. Jennifer Wilson
  • Lianne Trevarthen - I have added a couple already from my extended family tree, and have several others to add once I have their profiles sorted. More served in Gallipoli in my wider family than I realised, and a couple that served in both wars.
  • Mary Bugg - currently researching and updating profiles for extended family members who served in World War 1.
  • Diane Darcy - My grandfather and his two brother's served with the AIF during World War I and my father served with the AIF during World War II. I am interested in adding all my extended family and other profiles that I may work on who have served their country during the Wars.
  • Tony Woods - I'm doing a few cemeteries and trying to ensure our ex-service men & women are correctly represented.
  • Neil McNicol - just a 'newb' on wikitree, but intend to research and update profiles of extended family who served in WW1.
  • Thomas Buckingham - Adding My great/great great grandfathers who fought in ww1 and ww2 and also great/great great uncles.
  • Gillian Thomas - Focusing on WW1, as I come across relatives that were veterans.

Project Pages

  • Badges: A List of Badges you can Add to left Hand side of your Anzac Profiles

Wikitree Roll of Honor Pages

  • Wikitree Roll of Honor - The Wikitree Roll of Honor Page is a page to add Military Personnel from any country and any war there are links on this page to Killed in Action,Prisonor of War,Wounded in Action and Missing in Action pages there are also links to various Medal pages

Category Pages

Help finding and reading Anzac Records

Eric Daly

has offered to help any members that are having trouble
finding and reading Anzac records if you would like any
help just email Eric he is more than happy to help

Related External websites

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