The Port Melbourne First World War Centenary project was a major undertaking by the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society supported by the Australian Government under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.
It aimed to record details of people connected to Port Melbourne who served during WWI as well as how the war affected the Home Front at Port.
Those people and stories are accessible via the Projects menu at the top of this page and the associated Facebook page tracked enlistments and events 100 years after they happened.
Port Melbourne Enlistments
The project aimed to identify the Port Melbourne people who served during the First World War and allowed relatives and others who know something of their stories to provide additional information.
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
Port Melbourne Home Front Stories
With this part of the project, members of the Society researched and documented particular aspects of Port Melbourne during the war. These included;
- 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
All aspects of the WWI Centenary Project can be accessed via the Projects menu at the top of this page.