This database lists 481 records of the men
and women from Braidwood and the surrounding district who enlisted for service
in the First World War. They were either born in the area, or were working in
the area when they enlisted. Many young men born in the Braidwood area had left
the district as the gold mining was disappearing, and they enlisted from other
mining towns, such as Kalgoorlie. Today, it is surprising to see the number who
listed their occupation as 'miner'. This database and the accompanying
exhibition at the Braidwood Museum will bring what was known as 'the Great War'
into a local context for the first time.
This is a Braidwood and District Historical
Society project, and has been assisted by funds allocated to the Royal
Australian Historical Society through the Heritage Branch of the NSW Department