From the shores of Gallipoli to the sprawling Western Front, the stories told here reveal the powerful war experiences of ordinary soldiers. Some were decorated for bravery in the field, while others made the ultimate sacrifice.
These stories relate to men who worked at the Sydney branch of the Royal Mint in Macquarie Street.
Justice & Police Museum
From the collections comes a rich story about a policeman offset by stories from the other side of the law: returned servicemen whose mugshots appear in the NSW Police Forensic Photography Archive.
Stories from Meroogal animate the faded photographs of uniformed men that can still be seen on walls and mantelpieces in that house.
Rouse Hill Estate
Rouse Hill House holds a wealth of photographs and personal mementos of the war service of men and women connected with the house and the family. This includes a number of objects that reveal the close relationships between the families associated with the house and the Pearce family, particularly Norman Pearce and his fiancée, Kathleen Rouse.
Susannah Place is represented by a suite of stories centred on Ada Gallagher, who saw all three of her beloved sons go to war.