Today's Honour Roll

Today's Honour Roll recognizes 129 Australians who fell on this day in history.
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Name Date of Death Conflict
MEALMAKER, Harold James 3 Dec 1917 World War 1
DONALD, Barry Creig (DSM) 3 Dec 1969 Vietnam War
FITZPATRICK, Bryan Francis 3 Dec 1969 Vietnam War
HILL, Rowland Rutherford 3 Dec 1948 World War 2
BARTON, Brian Templar 3 Dec 1917 World War 1

2016 Christmas Appeal Launched

“The only memorial that could be worthy of them was the bare and uncoloured story of their part in the war.”  C E W Bean 

Just over 2 years ago the RSL Virtual War Memorial was launched. The small, dedicated team working on the website is proud of the outstanding progress made in building this new and innovative national memorial. We acknowledge the contributions made by the general public, schools and our wonderful volunteers. Our work is not yet finished and we must protect what we have achieved  to date.

As a not-for-profit organisation we work hard to ensure that the home we have built is worthy of the stories of Australians who have served the nation in times of conflict over the last 116 years. We seek your help to ensure this memorial continues to stand as a testament to all.

In 2017 it will cost $60,000 to maintain the 654,000 profiles of  Australian servicemen and  women on the website. You have already shown that you value the RSL Virtual War Memorial and we ask you to consider making it part of your Christmas giving. Every dollar received will be applied directly to the maintenance of the website and the profiles of those who have served this nation in times of conflict. Every dollar received is appreciated and will make a difference.

Click here to donate

Please select Christmas Appeal 2016 from the campaign list, and the amount you wish to donate. 

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The 10th Battalion "Pozieres Cross"
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Adelaide 1 National War Memorial*
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Adelaide M04d The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross
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STEVENS, Edward Toynbee
Lieutenant, 37th Infantry Battalion, AIF WW1
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GRIFFIN, George Warwick
Lieutenant, 23rd Infantry Battalion, AIF WW1
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ROSS, Hugh Benjamin
Trooper, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, Australian and Colonial Military Forces
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RIDLEY, William John
Captain, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , AIF WW1

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The Human Cost

From the Boer War to Afghanistan, 102,784 Australian men and women have been killed serving their country. 

Find out more about the human cost of conflicts that Australians have been involved in.


How to Tell Your Story

William McBride is the name of the fallen soldier in Eric Bogle’s haunting ballad.

This video sums up what the site is about. We want to help you find your ‘Willy McBride’ and tell his story, so he is not ‘without a name, fading to yellow in an old leather frame’, hidden away on a library shelf or stashed in a shoe box in the attic.