Find your soldier

Is your World War One soldier a bit of a mystery? Are you trying to find his origins, his service record or photographs of him? What was the Enoggera training camp like? What happened to him after the war? What was the story of the war service home or soldier settlement? How can his movements be tracked? Where can I go to find this information?

On Saturday 19 September State Library of Queensland will hold a day of activities to help you find your soldier.

Spend the day learning techniques to uncover your family’s military history and hear examples of others’ personal discoveries.

Australian soldier with rifle, ca 1914. State Library of Queensland.

Australian soldier with rifle, ca 1914. State Library of Queensland.


A “drop in” session with SLQ's family history librarians will be held from 10:30am-12pm in the Level 1 training room (no need to book). This is your chance to ask questions and learn about the records held at SLQ, Queensland State Archives and National Archives of Australia.


A highlight of the day will be a special reading by Q ANZAC 100 Fellow Elaine Acworth of her dramatic work My Father's War at 12pm. Elaine will also discuss how her own family history research has shaped her work. This performance is free, bookings are required.


Other events on the day include a curator’s tour of the Distant Lines exhibition at 11am. And don't miss our hands-on Boot Camp sessions to learn more about searching for soldier photos (1pm) and using land and settlement records to track your soldier's movement after the war (2pm). Bookings are required for these workshops.


For the full program and to book your free tickets, visit our Find your soldier webpage: /whats-on/calevents/general/q-anzac-100/events/find-your-soldier


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