1914 - 1919

First World War

State Library of Queensland

57,705 Queenslanders enlisted in the First World War. State Library of Queensland, through the John Oxley Library, has been collecting First World War diaries, letters, photographs and historically significant items since it opened its doors in 1934.

Procession of mounted infantry in Kelvin Grove, Queensland, 1914, Photographer unknown, 1914, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Officers of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Photographer unknown, Darge Photographic Company, 1914, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
View of Thompson's Paddock, Enoggera Army Camp, Photographer unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Camp at Thompson's Paddock, Enoggera, Brisbane, Photographer unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Chermside Army Camp during WWI, Photographer unknown, Kitchener Studio, 1914, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Farewell to troops leaving Brisbane, Photographer unknown, 1914, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Nurses from the Australian Army Nursing Service, Photographer unknown, 1914, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Queensland troops leaving on the ship, Omrah for service in the First World War, Photographer unknown, 1914-09-24, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Omrah (ship), Photographer unknown, 1914-09-24, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Soldiers with machine guns at Enoggera Camp, Queensland, Photographer unknown, Thos. Mathewson Co. Studio, 1914, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Military band of the 15th Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade at Enoggera Camp, Queensland, Photographer unknown, Thos. Mathewson Co. Studio, 1914, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Military parade at Enoggera Camp, Queensland, Photographer unknown, Thos. Mathewson Co. Studio, 1914, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Soldiers on parade at Enoggera Camp, Queensland, Photographer unknown, Thos. Mathewson Co. Studio, 1914, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Recruits at the Enoggera army camp in 1915, Photographer unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Souvenir of Egypt banner, Creator unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Wicker basket, Creator unknown, 1914/1916, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Landing on Gallipoli beach by ANZAC troops, Turkey, Unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Major Gus Hughes and Major Alexander Marks in a dugout at Gallipoli, Turkey, Photographer unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Auchterlonie family of Gympie portrait taken prior to Vivian and Cecil Auchterlonie of Gympie leaving for service in the first World War, Enoggera Camp, June 1915, Photographer unknown, 1915-06, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Town band marching along a Morven street, Photographer unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Townspeople of Dalby gathering around the Bell Memorial at a recruiting rally, Photographer unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Recruiting rally at Chinchilla railway station, Photographer unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Recruiting train at Wallumbilla Railway Station, Photographer unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Photographic collage of Mr Alexander Gordon and His Six Sons 1915, Stephens Studios, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Kit inspection at the Army camp, Brisbane, Photographer unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Army recruits in camp at Enoggera, Queensland, Photographer unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Souvenir of the Great World War and the glorious part played by Australia and New Zealand, Unknown, 1915/1918, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Official recruiting team during a Queensland First World War recruiting rally, Photographer unknown, 1915, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Guns in action at Artillery Sports, Enoggera Camp, Brisbane, Photographer unknown, 1916-02-12, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Military parade on the first Anzac Day anniversary in Brisbane, Queensland, Photographer unknown, 1916-04-25, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Anzac Day procession through the streets of Brisbane, Photographer unknown, 1916-04-25, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Anzac Day procession through the streets of Brisbane, Photographer unknown, 1916-04-25, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
General view of artillery camp at Chermside, Photographer unknown, 1916, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Conscription poster, Commonwealth Government of Australia, 1916-09, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Memorial card, Queensland Memorial Card Company, 1916, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Windsor Red Cross Society, Photographer unknown, 1914/1918, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Embroidered silk postcard, Creator unknown, Henry Charles Stevens, 1917, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Slouch Hat Trench Art, Creator unknown, 1914/1918, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
1917' souvenir embroidered silk postcard, Creator unknown, 1917, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Chermside Camp soldiers 1917, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Servicemens' wedding at Charlotte Street, Brisbane, Photographer unknown, 1917, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Egyptian wall hanging, Creator unknown, 1917, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
To my dear sister' embroidered silk postcard, Creator unknown, Henry Charles Stevens, 1917-10-04, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Embroidered silk postcard, Creator unknown, Thomas William Rowe, 1917-11-04, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Red Cross Society in Biggenden, C. H. Powell, 1918, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Von Dohren Certificate - Mrs. Von Dohren, James Thomas Case, Queensland War Council. Anzac Committee, 1917, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Von Dohren Certificate - Mr. Von Dohren, Case, James Thomas, Queensland War Council. Anzac Committee., 1917, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Reinforcements referendum question poster, Commonwealth Government of Australia, Wightman & Co., Ltd., 1917-11-06, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
First reinforcements of the 5th Lighthorse Regiment in Egypt, Photographer unknown, 1918, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
To my dear sister from your loving brother' souvenir embroidered silk postcard, Creator unknown, 1918-04-30, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Saturday workers in the Red Cross Kitchen, Brisbane, Photographer unknown, 1918, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Memorial card, Queensland Memorial Card Company, 1918, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Doctors, nurses and staff at Yungaba, Kangaroo Point Military Hospital, 27 August 1918, Unknown, 1918-08-27, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Mounted troops leading servicemen in Armistice Day Peace Parade Townsville Queensland 11 November 1918, Photographer unknown, 1918-11-11, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Red Cross workers in a horse-drawn carriage participating in the Armistice Day Peace Parade, Townsville, Photographer unknown, 1918-11-11, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Three men celebrating Armistice Day in a horsedrawn cart outside the Canungra Hospital, Queensland, Photographer unknown, Edwin Bode, 1918-11-30, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Decorated float in the Armistice Day Procession, Canungra, Photographer unknown, Edwin Bode, 1918-11-30, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Decorated wagons and townspeople in the Armistice Day Parade, Canungra, Photographer unknown, Edwin Bode, 1918-11-30, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Marching band participates in the Peace Day procession in Brisbane, Photographer unknown, 1919-07-19, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Peace Day Procession through the streets of Brisbane, H. W. Mobsby, 1919-07-19, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
German tank "Mephisto" arriving at the Queensland Museum, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Henry Hacker, 1919-08-22, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
German tank "Mephisto" at the gates of the Exhibition Building, Queensland Museum, at Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Henry Hacker, 1919-08-22, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Commonwealth Peace Loan Plaque, Town of Windsor, Brisbane. 1919, J. Marriot (Melbourne), 1919, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Certificate "He Served His Country", Bloxham & Chambers, 1919, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Freestone Memorial Hall Honour Roll 1919, Charles Ernest Astley, 1919, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Egyptian enamel Moses basket locket, Creator unknown, 1920/1920, From the collection of: State Library of Queensland
Queensland during the turbulent years of World War 1
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