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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

How Can I Contribute?

There are many ways visitors can contribute to the Port Melbourne First World War Centenary project, but first …

Who is a Port Person

There are several ways a person can be connected to Port;

  • born in Port Melbourne (or Sandridge)
  • lived in Port Melbourne (before, during or after the war)
  • nominated their next of kin as living in Port Melbourne
  • enlisted in Port Melbourne


The easiest way to contribute is to Share Your Story by leaving a comment against a particular person, event or story.  Abusive or obscene comments will not be tolerated and will be removed from the site.

Tell us about your relative

You probably know more about a Port person who served in WWI than we do.  Why not send us their story and we can update their information?  In particular we are interested in their life in Port Melbourne before, during or after the war.  How was their family, back in Port, affected when the person went to war.

Send us a message via the Contact page if you have a story to share


It helps enormously if people can put a face to the name.  You photos will help to bring this site to life.  They don’t have to be photos of people in uniform, a photo at any stage of their life can help paint a picture of a person.  If it was taken in Port Melbourne then so much the better.    And don’t forget pictures of their parents, spouse, children and friends, they all help.

Send us a message via the Contact page if you have photos to share.

Home Front Stories

We are looking for stories on all aspects of Port Melbourne during the First World War.  These could include;

  • the work of patriotic and other organisations and companies in Port
  • farewell ‘send-offs’ for enlisting troops
  • opposition to the war
  • welcoming home the troopships
  • honour boards
  • the effect of the Spanish Flu

Let us know via the Contact page if you are interested in documenting something about Port Melbourne during WWI.

War Zone Stories

Did someone in your family encounter a Port person in Europe during the war?  We’d love to hear that story.

Send us a message via the Contact page

Errors and Typos

When you find a mistake in the website, please send us a correction via the Contact Page

PMHPS acknowledges the generous support of the City of Port Phillip.


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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.