Virtual War Memorial Australia

Virtual War Memorial Australia

Virtual War Memorial Australia is an outstanding commemorative collection, purpose built to honour the personal experiences of all those who have served the nation in times of conflict,  from the Boer War through to Afghanistan. It pays special honour to those who lost their lives as a result of their service and equally honours those who returned, forever changed.

Positioning Statement

"The only memorial which could be worthy of them was the bare uncoloured story of their part in the war."        CEW Bean


To be the outstanding national digital Memorial, acknowledged for its integrity and relevance; its respectful presentation of socio-military history and its capacity to engage and educate individuals and communities.


To provide a worthy home, in perpetuity, for the records and the personal experiences of all individuals who have served and the impact of this service on the individuals themselves, their families and communities.


To commemorate all Australians who have served the nation in times of conflict commencing at the Boer War and Boxer Rebellion and the Great War, World War 2,  Korea, Vietnam,  all Middle East conflicts and all declared Peacekeeping and Peacemaking missions.

Patron in Chief

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC  Governor of South Australia


The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO

The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson AO 

Associate Professor Susan J Neuhaus CSC


Graham Cornes  OAM

Professor Robert J O'Neill  AO  FASSA  FAIIA (Military History Ambassador)

Ben Roberts-Smith  VC  MG

Michael von Berg  MC OAM

Virtual War Memorial Ltd Board

Peter L Williams             (Chairman)

Michael Durrant

Bradley B Flaherty

Kathryn A Presser

Major General Neil M Wilson AM RFD

Sharyn Roberts                  (Secretary)

Virtual War Memorial Team

Chief Executive                             Sharyn Roberts

Schools Program Manager          Dr Annemarie Reid

Volunteers & Interns

Principal Researcher, Historian, Author           Robert S Kearney OAM

Research Intern                                           Nicholas Egan