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.
"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
Steve Larkins OAM (Community & Commemoration Ambassador)
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)
Bradley B Flaherty
Kathryn A Presser
Major General Stuart Smith AO DSC (ret)
Major General Neil M Wilson AM RFD (ret)
Sharyn Roberts (Secretary)
Virtual War Memorial Team
Chief Executive Sharyn Roberts
Schools Program Manager Dr David Rafferty
Consultant Dr Annemarie Reid
Consultant Dr Elsa Reuter
Volunteers & Interns
Principal Researcher, Historian, Author Robert S Kearney OAM
Research Intern Nicholas Egan