World War 1 soldier portraits


Nearly 30,000 Queensland soldiers had their portrait taken and published in The Queenslander newspaper before embarkation to World War 1. State Library of Queensland has digitised all of these portraits. Anyone can search, view, add a comment, and download a high resolution digital file of any of the portraits in One Search, our catalogue. To search for an individual soldier, visit our catalogue:

We are also working with the National Archives of Australia to match and connect the soldier portraits with their war service record on the Discovering Anzacs website Not all soldiers can be matched, but where this is possible a link to their service record is also available.

You can learn more about the soldier portraits, the digitisation project, and the invaluable contribution of our volunteers here: To become a digital volunteer with SLQ, visit Pitch In!

This dataset currently contains 28,000 records, and will be updated regularly as more portraits are available. Follow this dataset to receive alerts on updates.


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Data Dictionary

Column Type Label Description
Title of image text
Creator text
Temporal text
Provenance text
Full name (from National Archives of Australia) text
Additional name text
(from National Archives of Australia) text
Additional Information text
Military Details text
NAA Identifier numeric
SLQ Image identifer text
Link to Discovering Anzacs text
Link to SLQ Permanent URL portrait image text
Link to SLQ Permanent URL The Queenslander page text
Conditions of use text
Copyright statement text
Source text
Publisher text
Thumbnail image text
Medium resolution image text
High resolution image text

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Data last updated March 15, 2017
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