Australian Remembrance Army


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The Australian Remembrance Army, in association with the NZ Remembrance Army and Cook Islands Remembrance Army, aims to restore and care for the civilian headstones of our returned servicemen and women that are not under the official care of the Office of Australian War Graves, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission or the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL). 

Australia and New Zealand’s military past has done much to shape our world. Men and women left our shores to do their duty and many did not return. Those who did return, went back to their former lives, and their service and contribution should not be forgotten.

Based on the criteria of the Office of Australian War Graves and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, many Australian returned servicemen and women qualified for a military memorial. For unknown reasons, many did qualify but an application for an official military memorial was not made by the family. Thousands of our countrymen and women who were killed in action in foreign countries are also memorialised on family headstones in Australia. Thousands and thousands of our returned servicemen and women have a civilian headstone memorial and many are illegible. If you can’t read the headstone, then you can’t learn the story behind the headstone.

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We have a simple mission and goal ~ ensuring that every returned serviceman and woman’s civilian headstone and memorial in Australia is restored, protected and maintained to a high level.

We hope to connect with “Friends of” cemetery groups nationwide, RSL’s, veteran’s associations, military historians, schools, cadets, volunteer community groups along with anyone who is interested in helping us. We are a diverse group with one mission ~ Aussie’s and Kiwi’s recognising the service of our returned services personnel.

We need your help so please join up or support us in any way that you can. 

We recognise the contributions and sacrifices of those who have gone before us made to ensure that we are safe and free. All of our returned servicemen and women deserve to have their headstones respectfully maintained and protected for future generations.

Lest We Forget  Katrina Trevethan & Cate Walker

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Updated 01 April 2023

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