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Nov 12

Australia SIG (Information)

Date & Time
12 November 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(UTC+11:00) Australia/Sydney

The Australia Special Interest Group Meeting is a zoom meeting for members with an interest in researching their Australian ancestors. Members should register to attend this event by logging in and selecting the event with "(Register)" in the title.

Topic : Jo Callaghan will talk to us will be about:     


Military Medals for Australians who served from Boer War to 1st and 2nd World Wars

 Military Medals for Australians who served – from the Boer War to the Second World War

will be presented by Jo Callaghan .

Have you ever wondered about the military medals that your Australian ancestors received for their service? What were they, what were they given for and who received them if your ancestor didn’t return?  

Jo Callaghan is a family historian with decades of experience and a keen interest in the wide array of medals given for Australian military service.

In honour of Remembrance Day 2023, Jo’s talk will touch on medals and records relating to the Boer War, and the two major wars of the 20th century.

The talk will include guidance on where and how to locate various service records, how to identify medals in the records, and how information in the service records can enhance your genealogical research.

During the presentation there will be stories of service but not stories of war; Jo is not a military historian.


Event Type
Zoom only meeting
Event Location
HAGSOC Education Room
Cook Community Centre
41 Templeton Street
Cook ACT 2614
Contact Details
Australia SIG Convenor

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