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British Imperial Reservists Database

May 10, 2016

The Veterans Branch of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria, through a grant from the United Kingdom Government, commissioned Archaeological and Heritage Management Solutions Pty Ltd (AHMS) to research and compile a database of British Imperial Reservists (IRs) who were recalled to the British Expeditionary Forces in World War One (WWI). This research was primarily focussed on those Reservists who sailed from Melbourne, Victoria on the HMAT Miltiades as part of the first convoy (Convoy 1) of troops leaving Australia in October 1914.

In May 2016, UK Consul General Gareth Hoar met with Minister for Veterans John Eren to discuss the completed research, which was made possible through a UK Government grant to the Victorian Government.

Learn more about the Miltiades research project.

Minister for Veterans, John Eren and UK Consul General Gareth Hoar