Tuesday, August 11, 2015

QUEENSLAND KIA RECORDS ARE NOW DIGITIZED

Almost 10,000 hand-written records of Queenslanders killed in World War 1 have been digitised and are now accessible online through the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.

Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Yvette D'Ath said that following the war, the then Registrar-General, George Porter, decided to ensure the deaths of the soldiers and nurses were registered.

"There was no statutory requirement to document these events and it was certainly not common practice, but he believed access to an official death certificate might provide bereaved families with some form of closure, given their fallen loved ones were buried overseas or had no known grave," Ms D'Ath said.

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