Departmental rolls of honour

A number of departments included rolls of honour in the annual reports that were printed in the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. The Department of Lands and Survey provided extensive details about casualties among its staff. Its 1915 report recorded the names, occupations and regions of all the men who had enlisted, as well as photographs and brief biographies of those who had died or were missing on Gallipoli. Pictured above are William Willis, who died of wounds on 12 May 1915, Holger Randrup, who was killed in action on 8 May 1915, and Gilbert Cairnie, who was initially reported as missing then determined to have been killed in action on 5 June 1915. The department’s final roll of honour, published in 1920, included key information about all the staff members who had served. 

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