This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bonds of Sacrifice

A Flickr account has been set up by the National Archives of Australia to provide access to photos of Australian servicemen contained in the Imperial War Museum, London. 

"We are delighted the National Archives is able to share digital images of Australian World War I servicemen received from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) in 2011.

The digital images include photographs taken in London studios while servicemen were on leave and occasional newspaper clippings.

These images were identified by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) staff member Courtney Page-Allen, a recipient of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. To find them, she spent 18 months searching through the 16,000 World War I images held in the Bonds of Sacrifice collection of the Imperial War Museum, London".

This is a quite extraordinary collection of photos.

Link updated 15/11/2018.


  1. Aaaagh! Your link is not working, and I want to see them. Off to google!
    Thanks for starting me off!

  2. Ok, all fixed. I managed to put the link in twice, which doesn't work twice as well as once.