Do you have something to contribute?

Beyond 1914 has been created using information from the University of Sydney’s Book of Remembrance.

We know there is information missing and much more we can add – we’re hoping you can help.

Have we missed a University of Sydney student or graduate who contributed to the war in some way?

Do you know of someone who served with another national army, or who worked in a non-military capacity such as the Home and Munitions service, or someone who argued against conscription? We are looking for all these people.

  • Can you help locate photographs of those who are in the database?
  • Do you know their date and place of birth or where they are buried?
  • Do you know where they worked or lived later in life?
  • Do you know if they married?
  • Do you have any letters, diaries or other material that you would like to share?

If you have any information or material you would like to see added to the database, please download, complete and email this form to Elizabeth Gillroy, the University of Sydney’s World War One Centenary Project Officer.

An extract from one of Corporal Hubert De Vere Alexander’s letters, sent to Mr Power from the Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent on 23 September 1916.

Would you like to contribute in other ways?

Beyond 1914 is also looking for people to transcribe the many letters and postcards held in the database and to help search for personal information such as birth and death details to develop the database. Across the site you will discover a number of ‘tool tips’ that will explain what the information is and which details are incomplete.

The letters and postcards have been posted to Beyond 1914 Tumblr where you can transcribe the documents using the comments section.

To do this, you will need to have or create a free Tumblr account. All you need to get started is an email address.

An example of how to do this can be found on Tumblr.

A note about contributing archival material

All additional archival material contributed to Beyond 1914 will be credited to the person or organisation that provides it. Contributors are assumed to have the rights to this material. You are invited to contribute on the understanding that the material will be shared and accessible via the website and may be used for promotional purposes by the University of Sydney.