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"Our Forgoten Volunteers - Australians and New Zealanders with Serbs in WWI"

Professor David Horner AM and Bojan Pajic

2018 marks the end of the WWI Centenary. This war gave Australia and New Zealand the story of Gallipoli, but Australian and New Zealand volunteers were already in Serbia, treating wounded Serbians, before the ANZACs landed. Finally, after several years of research and writing, this story has now been told in a book recently published by Australian Scholarly Publishing.

2018 marks the end of the WWI Centenary. This war gave Australia and New Zealand the story of Gallipoli, but Australian and New Zealand volunteers were already in Serbia, treating wounded Serbians, before the ANZACs landed.  Finally, after several years of research and writing, this story has now been told in a book recently published by Australian Scholarly Publishing.



A team of researchers has been assisting the author Bojan Pajic to trace and contact descendants and relatives of Australians and New Zealanders who served in Serbia or alongside the Serbian Army on the Salonika Front and nearby seas in World War One. Over 100 have been identified and contacted.

The book "Our Forgoten Volunteers - Australians and New Zealanders with  Serbs  in WWI" was launched by Emeritus Professor David Horner AM at the Australian War Memorial on the 15 September 2018.