Discover your Australian military ancestor in this collection of soldier portraits from the First World War. You will be provided with a link to view a portrait of your ancestor in his military uniform. The portraits were first published in The Queenslander. The records may also contain your ancestor’s service number and regiment.
With every result, you will receive a transcript with important information about your ancestor. Within the transcript, you will find a link that takes you directly to the portrait image on the State Library of Queensland website. The transcript will contain the following facts:
Description – this section may contain the soldier’s full name, service number and regiment
Link to portrait – the link will bring you to the portrait image
All the portraits were taken by Talma Studios during the First World War. The studio set up a tent at a soldier’s camp at Enoggera, Queensland and photographed members of the Expeditionary Force. Uniforms were provided for every soldier. In some cases, the soldier had yet to be fitted out. This meant every soldier appeared in uniform in the portraits. The portraits were all published in The Queenslander newspaper between 1914 and 1918. The portraits were also republished alongside reports of wounded or missing soldiers. Not every soldier from Queensland was photographed, but this collection does represent almost half of the Queensland soldiers.
The records include the soldier’s first initial and surname. To start your search, we recommend that you begin with the soldier’s surname and then narrow the results with the first initial.