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For those in our community that might not have seen the ABC Anzac Day Headstone Project documentary, here is the link.


I think all will agree with us that it is a beautiful piece of work that provides poignant insight into the work we do.

Following the screening of the documentary we experienced a flood of donations through our website. The committee have been humbled by your generosity and remain committed to ensuring that every dollar donated contributes to the commemoration of our returned First World War servicemen who lie in unmarked graves.

They served. They deserve to be remembered.
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How do we get our relative to be part of the project?

What about unmarked WW2 wargraves ???

I have WA soldiers from WW1

We are delighted to announce that Labor will commit an additional $3.7 million in funding to establish an ongoing grant program to mark the private graves of around 12,000 First World War veterans who died after the war and are resting in civilian cemeteries.
Thanks must go to Shayne Neumann MP, Brian Mitchell MP - Federal Member for Lyons, Senator Carol Brown, Julie Collins MP and Ross Hart for Bass for their tireless support of our cause.
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That should include maintaining memorials to the fallen who did not come home, but who are remembered on their parent's or other family members' headstones. Especially of those who have no known grave overseas.

that is just brilliant. so far there are 85 soldiers resting in unmarked graves in Orange NSW but with the help and the local RSL and Forgotten Diggers' John Thomas they will have headstones.

I find this hard to believe. The WA Labor government continues to REMOVE headstones from soldiers' graves at Karrakatta Cemetery. Will the Labor party fund The Headstone Project to replace the headstones they approved the removal of themselves?

Go get em Graeme...

The Western Australian goverment continues to bulldoze family graves at Karrakatta #savingfamilyheadstones@ karrakatta

Good job!!

Jenny Clark

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We are delighted to inform The Headstone Project community that we have received a promise of $3.7million from the Scott Morrison (ScoMo) Government to establish an ongoing grant program to mark the private graves of First World War veterans who died after the war and resting in civil cemeteries. We acknowledge again the assistance of Gavin Pearce MP, Eric Abetz, Senator Jonathon Duniam and Andrew Wilkie MP - Independent Member for Clark for their tireless efforts on our behalf.
As a result, we call on the Federal Opposition to match or exceed this promise Anthony Albanese Julie Collins MP Brian Mitchell MP - Federal Member for Lyons Senator Carol Brown. So far the Labor Party generally has been silent regarding our project, yet in the past Ross Hart for Bass helped the project secure funding to assist with the purchase of vital equipment. We urgently need confirmation that this assistance will continue should Labor win the upcoming election.
To all members of our community - please make contact with your local Labor members and ask them for a funding commitment to our project. This election represents the best opportunity to secure the future of our project and we need to make the most of it!
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Is this project only for those buried in Tasmania? My Great Grandfather died many years after he returned from WW1 alive but broken 💔. He is buried in a grave belonging to his Mum and Dad in Maryborough but there is no mention of him on the grave...it is so sad really that he left a wife and child (my Grandfather) to enlist in 1916. I wish he could be acknowledged as a soldier of WW1. When I enquired to the local historical society in Maryborough if he was eligible for a plaque with his enlistment details and battalion, they said no because he didn't die in battle.

Fantastic news! Big thanks to the volunteers who do such an amazing job bestowing honour and remembrance for those who served.

Great news well done!

This is fabulous news. Thank you for your tireless efforts to ensure this most worthy project continues. From Friends of Balmoral Cemetery

Awesome news mate

This is great news. Are you having any success in Karrakatta?

Great news

Yay . Well done

Do you have a WA team? I have names of a few

The Berrigan RSL got grave plaques paid for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for unmarked private graves of WW1 soldiers. The only ones/ones they could not get funds for Boers War because the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was not set up until WW1 and Boer War does not come under their jurisdiction.........

Wonderful project.

But why was the program stopped if they wanted to restart it?

Massive congratulations! I sent a message via your website over a week ago but haven’t heard back. Do I need to resend it? 🙏🏻

Hello Qld Team, is Hemmant Cemetery included.

Australian Remembrance Army

Bella O'Toole

Jenny Clark

Great, well done.

Well done, Headstoners!

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Thanks to all of you for your kind comments following the ABC Anzac Day documentary. To all who have left messages and questions we will attend to them as quickly as possible. ... See MoreSee Less

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So glad I missed the service and watched it from Home and got a glimpse of the amazing job You all do and would be keen to volunteer My time

Keep up the great work was a fantastic doco

I wish I’d known this was going to be on. Would love to have watched it. Can you provide details so I can watch it on iView?

Great job you are doing

Thank you for doing what you do. I hope you are able to do more.

The Western Australian goverment continues to bulldoze family graves at Karrakatta #savingfamilyheadstones@ karrakatta

Very good story.

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