November 2020 marks 25 years of telling the stories of military veterans and their comrades. We are excited to recognise this significant milestone in digital commemoration while also considering the platform’s future potential.
At present we are busy sourcing and creating records for post-1945 conflicts including the Allied occupation of Japan, the Korean War, Malayan Emergency and subsequent service in Malaya and the Indonesian Confrontation. Post-1945, veterans who served overseas did so as part of a professional defense force and there hasn’t necessarily been the same interest in this service compared to WWI and WWII. We find many veterans are still looking for recognition of their service, and wanting to share their experiences. We have really enjoyed working with veterans and their families and hope to complete more interviews over the next few years.
Want to share your stories of military service personnel? Please get in touch. We have worked with many libraries and archives to enrich Online Cenotaph over the past 25 years and we are eager to integrate more resources into our collection.