Sunday, January 21, 2018

Milton Ulladulla War History Research

Peace Day Milton 1919The paper on the History of the RSL movement in Milton Ulladulla was presented at the October 1999 meeting of the Milton Ulladulla Historical Society. Earlier in 1999 I had started a study of all Serviceman and women from the Milton Ulladulla district (1914 – 1918) and still this project research is on going.

This was a follow on a heritage report on the Milton War Memorial that was completed in 1997 as part of my university studies in Graduate Diploma in Applied and Local History.

There are over 300 names in the database of servicemen and women who were either born or enlisted in WW1 from Milton Ulladulla, with a per capita rate of enlistment about double that of the national average.

The first local meeting of what today we  know as the RSL was held at the Diggers Rest in Milton in October 1919. Copies of the paper were deposited with: Milton Ulladulla Historical Society, State Library Sydney, National Library Canberra, War Memorial Canberra, RSL Milton Ulladulla, Veteran Affairs Department. Online at

This will give future generations the opportunity to understand and appreciate Australia’s war heritage at a local level.

In accordance with traditional laws often followed by Indigenous communities in Australia the mentioning of and photographs of deceased people may offend. Please note on this site there is mention of Aboriginal people who are deceased.

war solider H FrancisAs from Jan 2010, we have been revisiting the research that was published on the old html pages on the Milton Ulladulla War website and started coverting them to the new style This is including photos and other updates along with research.

Contributions are welcome on you family members who served innWW1. If you are looking for someone please let us know email:

At present we are researching the unknown soliders WW1 from the area

Australian National Archives
Australian War Memorial
Milton Ulladulla Times Newspaper
Department of Veterans Affairs (Their Service, Our Heritage Project)
Ken & Gwen Knox
Research by Historian Cathy Dunn

All WW1 and WW2 service records are only available from National Archives of Australia at
WW1 Nominal roll and embarkation roll and all Australians who died in all wars is on AWM website – information on WW2 servicemen.

Cathy Dunn
Anzac Day 2015

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