These are the 126 men and 2 women featured in the book Diggers
. They enlisted with the Australia Imperial Force to fight in World War I. One hundred and ten served overseas in Gallipoli, the Middle East and on the Western Front.
||Aarons Daniel Sidney
When considering World War 1, look beyond the horrific statistics, the battle grounds, the rows of crosses and the war memorials that dot every town and suburb in Australia. Each soldier was a human being with hopes and ambitions. They were larrikins, lovers, husbands, fathers and sons....
Diggers is a book about 110, randomly selected, ordinary Australians who served in the Australian Imperial Force during World War I. It aims to give these men and women faces. Who were they? What was their family background? How did they serve during World War 1 and most importantly, …