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The flawed but in­ter­est­ing has a page fo­cus­ing on ma­jor ac­tions of the Ital­ian Front (­tles/ if.htm), in­clud­ing the Bat­tles of the Isonzo, and “one of the most sweep­ingly suc­cess­ful bat­tles of the war” – the Aus­tro- Hun­gar­ian/ Ger­man suc­cess at Ca­poretto in Oc­to­ber 1917. The ‘Mem­oirs and Di­aries’ sec­tion also has a tran­scribed jour­nal kept by Ed­win Jones dur­ing his ser­vice in Egypt and Me­sopotamia ( di­aries/ed­win­jones.htm). It pro­vides a “unique glimpse into the ev­ery­day life of a ju­nior of­fi­cer at the time”.

If you want to re­search in­di­vid­ual cam­paign medals, you can try the Bri­tish Medal Fo­rum ( britishmedal­fo­rum. com). Other web­sites in­clude the Aus­tralian War Me­mo­rial (, the Roll of Hon­our ( roll- of-hon­, and the Com­mon­wealth War Graves Com­mis­sion’s ‘Find A Ceme­tery’ tool (, which is use­ful for track­ing down your an­ces­tors buried or com­mem­o­rated over­seas.

Along­side the var­i­ous sites and ex­hi­bi­tions over­seen by Im­pe­rial War Mu­se­ums (, you should keep an eye on the IWM-led First World War Cen­te­nary pro­ject ( The ‘News and Projects’ page, at the time of writ­ing, con­tained news on a re­stored Gal­lipoli war­ship, Old­ham’s VC win­ners and com­mem­o­ra­tions of the Bat­tle of Loos planned for Dundee.

Other sites of in­ter­est in­clude a ‘Me­sopotamia Cam­paign’ page from TNA ( na­tion­­ways/firstworldwar/ bat­tles/me­sopotamia.htm), the NZ His­tory in­tro­duc­tion to the Pales­tine Cam­paign ( nzhis­­paign), or via you can ex­plore 300 pic­tures taken by Cap­tain Charles Henry Weaver dur­ing his ser­vice in the Me­sopotamia Cam­paign.

It’s al­ways worth see­ing what the rel­e­vant reg­i­men­tal or mil­i­tary mu­seum might hold, both on and off­line. So if you know that your an­ces­tor’s reg­i­ment served in Salonika, for ex­am­ple, you could check the reg­i­men­tal mu­seum’s web­site for any con­tent re­lat­ing to this chap­ter. The Lan­cashire In­fantry Mu­seum, to take just one ex­am­ple ( lan­cashire­in­fantry­mu­ me­sopotamia-1916-1918), has a sec­tion on the 2nd Loy­als in East Africa and Me­sopotamia. To find oth­ers, try the Army Mu­se­ums Ogilby Trust at army­mu­se­

Fi­nally, if you’re look­ing into the Royal Navy you can’t beat Naval- His­tory. net, which has vast amounts of use­ful in­for­ma­tion on cam­paigns and bat­tles, in­clud­ing an il­lus­trated ex­am­ple from Me­sopotamia naval­his­ WW1Bat­tle 1408Me­sopotamia.htm.

Find out about Aus­tralian ca­su­al­ties dur­ing WW1 at

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