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Heroes of the Great War Chronicle Newspaper 1915-1919

Heroes of the Great War Indexing Project - over 17,000 references to notices published in the South Australian newspaper The Chronicle between 1915 and 1919. Some service personnel had more than one notice within the paper. The notices were published under various headings including 'Heroes of the Great War', 'Heroes of the Empire', 'Died on Active Service' and ‘Biographical’. The notices were placed by relatives and friends of approximately 10,000 World War I service personnel who died, or were wounded, or were decorated. Some newspaper printing errors have been corrected using official sources. Data set of 9514 notices includes the reference (date, page and column) within The Chronicle, brief biographical details including name, age, rank, battalion and occasionally place of death. Also included are names of relatives and place of residence in South Australia by street address, suburb or town. Some obituaries within The Chronicle have portraits, although included in this data set, a separate data set has been created for those entries that have portraits.

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Title Heroes of the Great War Chronicle Newspaper 1915-1919
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency asRequired
Landing Page https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/a3fe22b1-0807-4409-bdab-46dbbad6c300
Date Published 2013-05-21
Date Updated 2019-08-07
Data Granularity N/A
Temporal Coverage 1915-01-01 - 1919-12-31
Geospatial Coverage South Australia, Egypt, Turkey, Dardanelles, France, Belgium
Jurisdiction Government of South Australia
Data Portal data.sa.gov.au
Publisher/Agency State Library of South Australia