Wednesday saw Illawarra Remembers host their first, of many, scanning day at Thirroul Library and Community Centre from 10am to 4pm. Despite the heavy rain the team was kept busy with 11 contributors sharing a variety of memorabilia, photos and records to scan and photograph.
Items seen on the day ranged from photographs to diaries and letters to ID bracelets, medals and a forage cap. All together 403 scans (259 og photographs and the rest documents) and 255 photographs of memorabilia.
Unexpected treasures were discovered on the day such as this book of sketches collected by WWI nurse E.Stewart at the 50th General Hospital in Greece signed 4.3.18. The sketches were done by patients at the hospital and bear their signatures on each page.
The day was a success and the team are looking forward to the next scanning day in the coming months. Keep a watch of the ‘Our Unknown Soldiers’ page for new material to be identified that was gathered at the scanning day.