Gallipoli, at the going down of the sun... Image courtesy Spirits of Gallipoli project

The Spirits of Gallipoli

This project hopes to provide details of available information on the men of the AIF who are either buried or commemorated at Gallipoli.

The project will provide details of sources, including reference books, unit histories, newspapers and general sources where photos and information can be found. The project:

  • indexes photographs, notices and details from newspapers and difficult to access sources to provide information
  • hope to include at least 1 photo or newspaper article for each individual
  • will make it easier for people to find if they have family members buried/ commemorated at Gallipoli, by including a 3 generation family index to easily identify family members

The Anzac spirit is often discussed and debated, this project does not address the history of the campaign, military strategies or the 'mateship' ethic. It looks at family aspects so that interested and related people can connect with these men. It aims to develop the soldiers as men, personalising them - as part of peoples' families and as individuals. The project does not duplicate the great work done by the Australian War Memorial (www.awm.gov.au), the National Archives of Australia (www.naa.gov.au) or by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org) in making information on the servicemen readily available. The final product will be:

  • a DVD that contains information collected about all of the men
  • a book (The Spirits of Gallipoli - A centenary of Anzacs) that tells the story of 100 of the soldiers. The stories are in chronological order of the date the soldiers died, telling the stories of the Gallipoli Campaign and the soldier's families. NOW AVAILABLE
  • the website - which provides indexes and information

Memorials | The Nek | Gallipoli | database | Krithia | Lone Pine | Research | book | Online | Hill 60 | Spirits of Gallipoli | World War I | Suvla Bay

Project milestones

Release of book and database
In March 2015, the book 'The Spirits of Gallipoli - A centenary of Anzacs' was released. Accompanying the book is an interactive CD that pays tribute to all the Australian soldiers who are commemorated at Gallipoli. Purchase the book via the website (link above)

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