Resources

Credits and acknowledgements

Most of the soldier information has been sourced from the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), National Archives of Australia (NAOA) and the World War Two Nominal Roll websites.

Please refer to the Glossary of organisations regarding public access to records that are over 30 years old.

Additional campaign information was sourced from the 2/2 Pioneer Battalion history book written by Edward Fawcett Aitken (2/2 Pioneer). This extremely well researched book can be purchased from the Association (use the Contact us webpage).

Researched P.O.W. information (including P.O.W. camps and medical causes of many P.O.W. deaths) provided courtesy of Neil MacPherson OAM (2/2 Pioneer) and Terry Beaton (Ex-POW & Relatives Association).

Photos with an AWM watermark are used courtesy of the Australian War Memorial (AWM). 'AWM id.' refers to the identification number allocated to the photo shown. This number can be used to search their website collections database. Every AWM photo has its number watermarked in the bottom right corner. Each photo is displayed at the same resolution as on the AWM website. High resolution copies can be purchased from the Australian War Memorial via phone or their website.

Cemetery and memorial photos (unless otherwise stated) are used courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Past articles (unless otherwise stated) are used courtesy of the National Library Of Australia.

Data on numerous ships courtesy of Miramar Ship Index.

S.S. Ethiopia photo with ship information and S.S. Rajula photo courtesy of Clydebuilt Database (Shipping Times).

Photos provided courtesy of K. Fraser (son of VX18403 S. Fraser) are stored on the website at a low resolution to save download times. They are available in a higher resolution format on a CD that can be purchased from K. Fraser (use the Contact us webpage). The photos include Company group portraits, individual soldiers, Syria, New Guinea, reunions and numerous headstones at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in Thailand.

Donors of information and photos (not listed above) able to be traced are acknowledged below the photo (if applicable) and / or in the text. Please use the Contact us webpage if someone or an organisation has not been acknowledged.