Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Australia, Content, Military, New Zealand

Was your ancestor a military hero? We are on the look-out for stories from our members in time for Anzac Day.  If you have traced your family history and discovered a military hero, we want to hear from you. Have you discovered an Anzac in your family’s story? Perhaps you have uncovered their service and medal records.

These stories will provide valuable support for an exciting media campaign which we are currently working on.

If you would like the chance to have your story told, then please send an email to Ancestry’s PR Team at mystory@ancestry.com.au.

Submissions must be received by Thursday 15th March 2012.

Please include the following information in your email:

  • A brief summary of your family story and details of your ANZAC/military story – no more than 250 words
  • In the subject line of your email please include ‘ANZAC Day collection’
  • Please include your name and the state you are from
  • Contact number and email address (please supply both)
  • Indicate if you are willing to share this story in the media
  • Please do not attach any images or files to your story

As an Ancestry member your privacy is always our first concern, therefore please be assured that even if you do respond to this email, nothing further will be done with the information you provide without your prior approval.

We look forward to hearing your story.

1 Comment

Tom McErlain 

In collaboration with my cousins, I am presently writing the story of my uncle who was in the Queensland 2nd Light Horse Regiment that landed at Gallipoli on 12th May and left on 14th.November 1915. After being evacuated back to Egypt, he fought with the Light Horse in numerous battles such as Romani, Magdhaba, Gaza,Beersheba, Tel ElKhuweilfe, Es Salt,Ghoranijy and Abu Tellul.He survived with light injuries and returned to Australia in March 1919.
My uncles story is for his relatives and will not be finished for about another year. I think It is an amazing story. Regards.

March 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm