Uncover details of your ancestor’s World War 1 service from notices placed in The Chronicle newspaper by their loved ones. Find out if they were decorated, wounded or killed at war, and delve into the human costs of the Great War from Gallipoli to Egypt to the Western Front.
Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but the South Australia, Heroes of the Great War Chronicle Newspaper 1915-1919 records usually include the following information about your ancestor:
This is an index of World War 1 service personnel transcribed from notices published in the South Australian newspaper The Chronicle between 1915 and 1919. The index covers over 30,000 references to notices published in the newspaper concerning approximately 10,000 different individuals.
These notices were usually placed by relatives and friends concerning their loved ones who had been wounded, killed or decorated in World War I. Some service personnel had more than one notice published within The Chronicle.
Published under various headings such as ‘Heroes of the Great War’, ‘Heroes of the Empire’, ‘Died on Active Service’ and ‘Biographical’, these notices also included brief biographical details. Some even include portraits of the servicemen.
To read the newspaper accounts in full, you can use this index to search The Chronicle newspaper on Trove.
Data obtained from the State Library of South Australia according to the Creative Commons 3.0 license. No changes were made to the information.