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Real people, living through the most monumental event of their time
- and posting their hopes, fears and humour daily on Facebook.
From Gallipoli 1915 through to the Western Front of 1916,
Share their experiences and talk to them.

Alice Ross-King

Nurse

Alice Ross-King

A strong sense of duty alleviated by a romantic streak means Alice freely reveals her thoughts on colleagues, patients and the men she encounters - but works hard.

State: Victoria/WA/NSW
Charles Laseron

Explorer

Charles Laseron

Born in the USA but moves to Sydney - where his clergyman father is shot by a politician. Quick-witted Charles becomes a naturalist and explores the Antarctic before enlisting.

State: NSW
Bert Reynolds

Factory worker

Bert Reynolds

Youthful-looking Herbert, a teenage army cadet, is called up just one day into the war - but has to get written permission from his widowed mother because of his age.

State: Victoria
John Monash

Engineer

John Monash

A man on a mission. John is driven to succeed - and does so in civvy street, the military and in his youthful pursuit of the opposite sex - yet grapples with a very personal affliction.

State: Victoria
Archie Barwick

Country boy

Archie Barwick

A natural story-teller and a natural soldier, Archie has no shortage of yarns to share - and they show a man who blends larrikin humour with a stoic inner strength.

State: Tasmania/NSW

Ellis Silas

Artist

Ellis Silas

Refined ladies' man Ellis fits the classic “lover not a fighter” mould - but patriotic fervour sends him to war. Full of self-doubt, he is brave at heart - and very dry-witted.

State: WA
Arthur Adams

Carpenter

Arthur Adams

When the chips are down, “Chips” Adams is around - ask the men he helps in terrifying circumstances. As a stretcher bearer, he knows a certain Mr Simpson (of donkey fame).

State: Queensland
Charles Suckling

Sailor

Charles Suckling

Already in the navy before war breaks out, Charles is assigned to a brave experiment - crewing one of Australia’s first submarines. He marries just before setting off to fight.

State: WA
Hector Brewer

Groom

Hector Brewer

Hector tells it like it is. He won’t describe the desert sun glowing on the Sphinx - but he’ll tell you why its nose is missing. A brave Aussie Digger who takes his job seriously.

State: NSW
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Don't miss a thing by following our main Facebook page. For a big-picture perspective on the conflict, our team of experts will share their insights and answer your questions.

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What

A ground-breaking, intimate experience - let these real people who lived through WW1 become part of your daily life.

Why

They are telling their stories in real time, every day. Travel with them from Australia, to Egypt and now to France.

How

Talk to them; ask them questions. They will respond in their own words where possible - and our experts will step in if not.

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