Community Memorials Collections

The baseline data for many of the memorials on this site was sourced from the original Tributes of Honour site which was created between 2002 and 2005 by Will and Jacqui Clough (of Riverton, South Australia) and a small army of volunteer contributors across SA and the NT.  They left a wonderful legacy - 1,670 memorial records and 48,000 discrete names, many of which appear on multiple memorials. It is a monumental body of work and an amazing community record. South Australia and the Northern Territory will not forget Will and Jacqui and there amazing work.

Virtual War Memorial Australia preserves and honours that work and has taken it to another level by creating relationship links to a range of other data sources which bring the names on memorials to life. There are now just under 5500 community memorials spanning the nation and the globe and more to be added. 


Australian War Memorial

Pre WW1 Nominal Rolls, WW1 Embarkation Roll - currently loaded as the "Source of Truth" base record against which a surname and initials can be matched.

AWM Roll of Honour provides added detail for all individuals who were Killed in Action or died as a result of war related wounds, illness or disease.

State Library of South Australia & State Records

Images and biographies for WW1 servicemen and women from both Library and State archives. In particular we acknowledge the State Library of South Australia for sharing the wonderful resource of the Red Cross Information Bureau (Letters)


Department of Veterans Affairs (Canberra)

DVA have provided Nominal Roll data for SA, NT and Broken Hill for WW2, Korea and Vietnam. It is anticipated that other states' data will be incorporated during 2019.


RSL SA Branch

RSL Card Records from WW1. When the survivors returned home after the war, most joined the RSL. RSL-SA has digitised nearly 30,000 membership records the content of which will be uploaded in due course, providing an insight into the lives of the survivors post war.  

Queensland WW2 Army Nominal Roll - Bill Park CBE AM

The result of 12 years of research undertaken by WW2 veteran, Bill Park.  A file of 167 000 individual records was gifted to the RSL Virtual War Memorial by Bill in February 2015. These records form part of the WW2 data collection available on the Virtual War Memorial Australia. 


We are grateful to all the individuals and organisations for the enormously valuable contributions made so far.