Queensland military and hospital

Each year 25 April is known as Anzac Day – remembrance day to honor Australians and New Zealanders who service and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

From the Australian government’s “Australian War Memorial” 2013, archived website, we read “The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. On ANZAC day, ceremonies are held in towns and cities across the nation to acknowledge the service of our veterans.” 
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20130501085852/http://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac Be sure to visit the website to see videos, circa 1915 photos, and transcripts of  Australian Anzac Day speeches.

From the New Zealand government’s website we read “Anzac Day – 25 April – marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian troops, popularly known as Anzacs (the acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey in 1915. While the campaign ended in military defeat, it is widely claimed that the Gallipoli experience helped foster a sense of nationhood in both New Zealand and Australia.” Source: “Anzac Day resources” https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/anzac-day-resources Be sure to read here about the Gallipoli campaign where more than 130,000 men died.

In honor of Anzac Day, FindMyPast has release two new record sets as noted in their “FindMyPast Friday April 26th” post released a day early.

Queensland Soldier Portraits, 1914-1918

“All the portraits were taken by Talma Studios during the First World War. The studio set up a tent at a soldier’s camp at Enoggera, Queensland and photographed members of the Expeditionary Force. Uniforms were provided for every soldier. In some cases, the soldier had yet to be fitted out. This meant every soldier appeared in uniform in the portraits. The portraits were also republished alongside reports of wounded or missing soldiers. Not every soldier from Queensland was photographed, but this collection does represent almost half of the Queensland soldiers.”  Myrt did her homework, and demonstrated  a search for J Taylor took her to the series that included Mr. Taylor, so she scrolled down the left navigation listing to locate and then click on Taylor’s specific entry.

Queenlander Pictorial - J. Taylor


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Title: J. Taylor, one of the soldiers photographed in The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 1915.
Date: 19 June 1915
Creator: Unidentified
Contributor: Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866-1939)
Description: Photograph appears on p. 24 of The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to the Queenslander, 19 June, 1915
View this page: http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/287093
View all portraits on this page: http://hdl.handle.net/10462/comp/6131
View The Queenslander on Trove: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page2525756
Is part of: Picture Queensland ~ State Library of Queensland : digital image collection ~ Portraits ~ World War 1 soldiers
Digital format: image/jpeg
Publisher: John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
Image number: 702692-19150619-s0024-0055
Rights: Out of copyright. For further information http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/home/copyright
Conditions of use: You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland
Source: Digitised from The Queenslander, 19 June, 1915
Item is held by John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
Subject: soldiers
military uniforms
Australia. Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921)
World War, 1914-1918–Queensland

Queensland Hospital Registers

“The registers have been made available by the Queensland State Archives and some records have been transcribed by Judy Webster. The records include registers of patients diagnosed with consumption, admission and discharge registers, and quarantine records. 58,000 assorted Queensland hospital records from hospitals across Queensland including Brisbane, Croydon, Dalby, Mackay, and Wallagarra.”  Finding an entry in this record set gives additional options – to add to your FindMyPast online tree, and to find possible matches for James Taylor in other FindMyPast record sets.

Queensland Hospital Registers JAMES TAYLOR


Alex explains the hints for “Is this the same person?” come from birth, marriage, death records, parish records, BTS (Bishop’s Transcripts), and census. In 2018 they added military records, and in 2019 they are working to add newspapers to the hints.