Jews in World War I – Book by Harold Boas

The Australian Jewry Book of Honour

World War I compiled by Harold Boas (see photo of him on Home Page) and published in 1923 is a sterling achievement

in recording the contribution by Australian Jews in World War I.

It can be found at:

In the words of the author, “The object of the Book is to place on permanent record Australian Jewry’s practical part in the Great War, and to establish beyond question that Jewish citizens of the Empire, no less than members of any other Faith, are prepared to share the full burden of its citizen responsibilities as well as its privileges.”

The author acknowledges that there may be omissions and errors and subsequent research has found this to be the case.

Originals of this pioneering and detailed book can be inspected at the Sydney Jewish Museum.