We hold a collection of nearly 3000 photographs of soldiers, sailors and nurses who served in World War One.

This series of photographs was collected by the administration department of the then Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia between 1918 and 1952, as one of the earliest sets of records brought into the newly formed Archive Department.

Each photograph is accompanied by a 'particulars sheets' giving:

  • full name
  • date of birth
  • date of enlistment
  • trade or calling
  • birthplace
  • address prior to enlistment
  • rank
  • number
  • unit and distinctions.

The reverse has the signature and address of the sender.

These photographs were privately contributed.  As they were not an official government undertaking our collection is static.

See also records about Military and war.

Indexes and special lists

World War I Soldier, Sailor and Nurse Photographs 1918 - 1952 (GRG 26/5/4)

Special list for GRG 26/5/4 Photographs of South Australian World War One soldiers, sailors and nurses, 1918-1952 - alphabetical by surname

Digitised records

The photographs in this series are being progressively added to our Flickr page. You can search the page by entering "SRSA" and the surname of the individual.

Contact Us if you would like a copy of the particulars sheet to go with the photograph.

Where possible, these records have been contributed to other commemorative collections such as: