Uncover details of your ancestor’s World War 1 service from notices placed in The Chronicle newspaper by their loved ones. Find out if they were decorated, wounded or killed at war, and delve into the human costs of the Great War from Gallipoli to Egypt to the Western Front.

This is an index of World War 1 service personnel transcribed from notices published in the South Australian newspaper The Chronicle between 1915 and 1919. The index covers over 30,000 references to notices published in the newspaper concerning approximately 10,000 different individuals.

Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but the South Australia, Heroes of the Great War Chronicle Newspaper 1915-1919 records usually include the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Family members
  • Occupation
  • Address
  • Awards received
  • Cause of death and/or injury
  • Date, page and column in The Chronicle in which the notice about them appeared