Historical information

Teachers from all across Victoria enlisted in the Australian Imperial Army to fight overseas. 752 from the Victorian Education Department are listed as signing up. Many were teachers but also included were clerical staff, medical officers. Included in the book are details of the contributions made by others through donations of "comfort items" and subscriptions. There are details of The Young Workers' Patriotic Guild, the war savings effort in the schools and general school subscriptions.
703.1 was presented to Jarrahmond School and 703.2 to Corringle School. Neither school exists today.


This is a useful reference tool for the study of the particpation of teachers of the East Gippsland area in World war 11.

Physical description

Two copies of a hard back book with a light brown/orange cover with the title, "The Education Department's Record of War Service 1914-1919' in gold print. It contains portraits and biographical notes on "the men who fell" and "the men who returned".