Victorian Genealogy

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Monuments and War Memorials


This section deals with the situation where a person has been memorialised but is buried elsewhere or has no known grave. Please see Cemetery and Crematoria Records when searching for graves or ashes placements. Please see Headstone and Memorial Transcriptions and Photographs when searching for headstones.

 

OVERSEAS WAR MEMORIALS FOR VICTORIANS


DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS - COMMEMORATIONS, MEMORIALS AND WAR GRAVES

The Department of Veterans' Affairs website has a section relating to Commemorations, Memorials and War Graves.

https://www.dva.gov.au/commemorations-memorials-and-war-graves


COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website has overseas memorials for Victorian members of the Australian armed forces who died while on active service and have no known grave.

https://www.cwgc.org/

 

ANCESTRY - UNITED KINGDOM, COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2706

 

FINDMYPAST - COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION DEBT OF HONOUR

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/commonwealth-war-graves-commission-debt-of-honour

 

THE WAR GRAVES PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT

The original aim of the War Graves Photographic Project was to photograph every British war grave, individual memorial, Ministry of Defence grave, and family memorial of serving military personnel from World War 1 to the present day. They have now extended their remit to cover all nationalities and military conflicts and make these available within a searchable database.

https://www.twgpp.org/

 

HERALDRY AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF CANBERRA - GRAVES AND MEMORIALS OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE BOER WAR

The aim of this website is to document all graves and memorials of Australians who served in the Boer War 1899-1900; it provides information on people involved in the Anglo-Boer war and how to research them, and how their service was commemorated in Australia and South Africa.

https://familyhistoryact.org.au/boer_war/

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, IMPERIAL FORCE BURIALS AT GALLIPOLI, 1915

The Spirits of Gallipoli Project. North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia. This collection includes records of soldiers of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) who died at Gallipoli in WWI. You’ll find a digital database of service records, plus digital images of portraits, headstones, and memorials. They may be browsed and they are searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60862

 

AUSTRALIAN MONUMENTS AND WAR MEMORIALS FOR VICTORIANS

 

Victoria has more than 1,200 war memorials and many more honour rolls. There were 325 avenues of honour of which 50 remain.


MONUMENT AUSTRALIA

This website is said to contain a comprehensive listing of the monuments and memorials of Australia.

http://monumentaustralia.org.au/


AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CANBERRA

There is a Roll of Honour on the Australian War Memorial website that details members of the Australian armed forces who died while on active service. This may detail the locality that the serviceman or woman came from or local memorials where their names have been inscribed.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Roll%20of%20Honour


There is also a Commemorative Roll on the Australian War Memorial website that details Australians who were not members of the Australian armed forces who died during or as a result of wars in which Australians served. It includes those Australians who died while members of Allied Forces, the Merchant Navy, philanthropic organisations attached to the forces or as war correspondents or photographers.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?roll=Commemorative%20Roll

 

The Australian War Memorial website has lists and details of members of the Australian armed forces who have been on active service.

https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people


SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE, MELBOURNE (PANDORA)

The Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne website (archived version from 26 Feb 2016 on Pandora) has listings of all people who were either born or enlisted in Victoria who served as members of the Australian armed forces during World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20160228143110/http://shrine.org.au/Remembrance


VICTORIAN GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE, SPRINGVALE

This located at Springvale Botanical Cemetery and has up to 70,000 plaques honouring those who died as the result of service in the armed forces of the Commonwealth in the two world wars and subsequent wars or whose post war deaths are determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs to have been related to war service. Photographs of some of the plaques can be seen on the BillionGraves website.

https://billiongraves.com/

 

WAR MEMORIALS IN AUSTRALIA (PANDORA)

This website which is no longer online; an archived version dated 14 May 2013 has been sourced from Pandora. It contains locations, descriptions and images of war memorials in the states and territories of Australia. Memorials include monuments, honour rolls, buildings and a variety of utilitarian facilities all erected in honour and remembrance of those who served their country in war.

http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/14043/20130515-0834/www.msk.id.au/memorials2/index.html

 

VICTORIAN WAR HERITAGE INVENTORY - VICTORIAN HERITAGE DATABASE

Victorian War Heritage Inventory is a database which contains information and images of sites relating to Victoria's war history including war memorials, honour rolls, avenues of honour, memorial buildings, former defence sites and places of commemoration. The VWHI currently lists over 5,000 records relating to heritage places and 97,000 records relating to service people named on honour rolls. It has been incorporated into the Victorian Heritage Database.

https://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/veterans/caring-for-veterans-heritage-resources-and-opportunites/victorian-war-heritage-inventory

 

NEWSPAPERS - ROLLS OF HONOUR

Rolls of Honour may be found in newspapers during the war and in the years after the war. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.

 
BOER WAR MEMORIALS

 

HERALDRY AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF CANBERRA - GRAVES AND MEMORIALS OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE BOER WAR

The aim of this website is to document all graves and memorials of Australians who served in the Boer War 1899-1900; it provides information on people involved in the Anglo-Boer war and how to research them, and how their service was commemorated in Australia and South Africa. The site has a searchable database of information from Australian Boer War memorials.

https://familyhistoryact.org.au/boer_war/

 

BOER WAR MEMORIALS - OZ-BOER DATABASE PROJECT

This website has a list of Boer War memorials in Victoria.

http://members.pcug.org.au/~croe/ozb/oz_boer6.htm

 

EX-PRISONERS OF WAR MEMORIAL

 

AUSTRALIAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR MEMORIAL, BALLARAT

This website has a database of all Australian prisoners of war.

http://www.powmemorialballarat.com.au/

 

 

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