Project Description

Identifying the grave location can be one of the first steps in official commemoration – and it’s not always straightforward. For instance, Alan Otton, who served as a gunner during the Vietnam War, died in Queensland but was buried in New South Wales. His extended family had been looking for a gravesite in Queensland, but Gunner Otton was interred across the state border in Tweed Heads. Australia does not have a national index of burial locations, so sometimes this process involves applying for the release of official records.