Resources for Students

The RSL Virtual War Memorial Schools Program

The RSL Virtual War Memorial Schools Program enables students to make a lasting contribution to commemoration and the body of historical knowledge of the individual experience of service and the impact of war on communities.  Supported by the Department for Education and Child Development (South Australia), the program enables teachers to monitor and manage student progress and allows student research on Australia's servicemen and women to be published online.

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If your school is interested in participating, please complete and return the Expression of Interest Form

Need some help researching, writing or building a profile?


Researching a Person (World War One)

Researching a Person (World War Two)

Finding Photographs

Interpreting/Analysing Sources

Analysing Written Sources

Analysing Images

Guide to Reading a Service Record

Guide to Reading a Unit Diary

Guide to Australian Defence Forces Ranks & Structure

Abbreviations Glossary - Australian War Memorial

Frequently Used Abbreviations - National Archives of Australia

Guide to the Australian Remembrance Trail on the Western Front

Converting Historical Currency - Pre-decimal inflation calculator - Reserve Bank of Australia


Writing a Biography

       Biography Worksheet

       Example Biography

Writing Personal Stories

       Example Personal Story - Select the "Personal Stories" tab

Building a Profile

Student Guide to Building a Profile

Guide to Image Attribution