frev, on 04 June 2012 - 03:28 AM, said:
Frev - this is excellent, and just the sort of thing I was looking for...Many thanks.
CGM, on 04 June 2012 - 05:30 AM, said:
Using Mapping our Anzacs:
This website allows you to start from a country of birth and work right through to pinpointing the town or village they were born in and then open their service records.
Using the UK as an example:
Open the website, click on the home page, click on the small map of the UK and Ireland.
You will see the number who were born in each country. These figures add up to the just over 59,000 which SPOF quoted in #7.
Clicking on any of these figures allows you to see the distribution of those figures across that particular country.
Each blue flag opens up a list of towns or villages in that area.
Selecting a location from the list will take you the names of all those who were born in that town or village (actually, to be completely accurate, who stated that they were born there).
Clicking on one of those names will take you straight to their service records.
CGM - thanks for the instruction. Extremely helpful. Thankyou.
Edit: From the figures provided on the website, the totals come to 347,505. The comments indicate this is the total for those men and women whose place of birth was known. According to Statistics of the Military Effort of the British Empire During the Great War 1914-1920 (War Office March 1922) - page 759 'Australia's Contribution' it records:
"Since the opening of the war Australia has mobilized, enlisted or trained 412,953 military and 3,856 naval men, making a total of 416,809 or nearly one twelfth of its population. By far the greater part of this, the Australian Force i.e. 331,781 men was sent abroad in the opposite hemisphere for active service".
1. Some 69,304 men (16.7%) had no recorded place of birth.
2. Some 17.1% of men whose place of birth was known were born in the British Isles. Note this is not 17.1% of all Australia's servicemen given 16.7% had no recorded place of birth.