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From 1916 until 1919, the South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau performed the service of undertaking research into over 8,000 enquiries from family and friends of missing Australian Imperial Force personnel fighting in World War 1.
Documentation produced and received in the process of making these enquiries are included in the ‘packets’ of records that can be searched and viewed on this website.
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Four brothers from the same family enlisted within months of each other and served together in the 12th and 52nd Battalions. Only one returned to Australia.
Private Wesley Paul Choat escaped from Dülmen prisoner of war camp in Germany in December 1917 and walked to safety in Holland.
Private Russell George Bosisto was killed in action at Pozières on 4 August 1916. His remains were not able to be recovered and buried. However, in January 1998, a farmer unearthed the body of an Australian soldier which was subsequently officially identified as Bosisto and he was reburied on 5 July 1998 at Courcelette British Cemetery in France.