The Australia in the Great War Diggers Tribute campaign is more than just commemorative merchandise. It is about sharing inspiration and stories to help people connect to history and to service. Importantly, it's about directly helping those who serve.
Your commemorative product purchases are supporting the charity Soldier On and its work with today's veterans suffering physical and mental wounds from recent conflicts. In the first year of Australia in the Great War support from people just like you raised $250,000 for this cause.
But you can help more. Your story of commemoration or reflections of service can also be a great sense of pride for current and former servicemen and women, and their families. Please add your story to the Digger's Tribute wall and show your community pride in service.
John Bale knows the impacts of service, both in today's wars and when tracing his family history back to the Western Front.
His personal story of service is not unlike the countless accounts of young lads from bush and city who enlisted for the Great War. Read the full story...