Life for Australians in the army during World War I

During World War I, civilians volunteered to join the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and serve in the war overseas. Overwhelmingly they were men with many different reasons for enlisting. They came from all types of backgrounds and occupations. Some were carpenters, labourers, car mechanics or warehousemen, and some were university students, doctors and lawyers. On Gallipoli throughout 1915, the men suffered with deadly battles and the daily threat of snipers, as well as the day-to-day struggle to survive.


Last updated: 19 August 2021

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DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2021), Life for Australians in the army during World War I, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 8 December 2021, https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/wars-and-missions/ww1/personnel/army-life
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