The QLD WW2 (Army) nominal roll has been imported into the VWM. This was made possible by the work of Lieutenant William ( Bill) Abernathy Park CBE AM, who spent 12 years comparing names on DVA files with other historical documents and correcting errors; adding missing information and most importantly identifying the names of those who were missing from the official record. Dedication to remembrance of the service and sacrifice of fellow Queenslanders fuelled his persistance and resulted in the creation of a list of 162,580 names. From this data we have updated the information on 4,584 existing records, and inserted another 121,174 names. 34,901 of these names are duplicated in the original file as individuals transferred to different services resulting in them having multiple service numbers.
The RSL-SA is honoured that Bill was willing to entrust his data to the Virtual War Memorial. His contribution cannot be underestimated. You can view Bill's profile Here.