Tasmania’s War Record 1914-1918

The Preface to this comprehensive record Tasmania's War Record 1914-1918 (L. Broinowski 1921) states that it 'aims at giving to the people of this generation and of generations yet to come an idea of what Tasmanian soldiers did and endured and of the less glorious but very useful work done by thousands of men and women who remained at home ...'

Family and local historians with Tasmanian interests are the "generations yet to come" who will find this an immensely useful record, for the names and details given, but also for the historical accounts of the various units and fields of service.

This narrative record is covered in 9 chapters

1. Organising for Battle
2. Egypt and Gallipoli.- 3rd, 9th, 12th 15th and 25th battalions
3. France and Belgium - 12th and 15th battalions
4. France and Belgium - 26th and 40th battalions
5. France and Belgium - 47th and 52nd battalions - artillery
6. Egypt and Palestine - 3rd Light Horse
7. The Australian Army Medical Corps
8. Prisoners in Germany
9. The Civilian Effort

The comprehensive appendixes list:

  • District Enlistments - summary of about 400 Tasmanian towns giving town population, number of enlistments and number who died from each
  • Decorations - summary of the various awards and the numbers of recipients
  • Tasmania's Muster Rolls - these generally give name, rank, date of enlistment, length of service, rank on discharge and other remarks. Maps and photos are included.
  • Nearly 90 Nurses
  • Approx 12,500 officers, N.C.O's and men
  • Over 90 Tasmanians who enlisted in other states