All of our fallen soldiers deserve to be remembered, says The Headstone Project director Andrea Gerrard.
The intense and time-consuming project of identifying graves of unmarked World War I soldiers was recognised with a Tasmanian Community Achievement Award for Community Group of the Year.
Ms Gerrard said she didn't think they had a hope of winning.
"To win was just wonderful," she said. "It's really great."
More than 15,000 Tasmanian men enlisted to serve their country during WWI and an estimated 3000 lost their lives in the devastating conflict.
"On Anzac Day and Remembrance Day and other occasions, we say, 'lest we forget'. But hello, these guys have been forgotten about. These are the forgotten men," Ms Gerrard said.
"They deserve to be remembered just the same as all the others.
"Just because their family didn't have money or didn't know how to go about getting a war grave, that's not an acceptable excuse really in my mind that these men should just be forgotten. There's too many of them."
The project had been focussing on unmarked graves in the North.
"Hopefully we might be starting to move around the coast, and the West Coast soon. We'll be moving on to Scottsdale, Devonport, and then possibly Strahan," she said.
"We're concentrating on the north at the moment, that's sort of where things are at the present."
She said a lot of work being undertaken was researching.
"It sounds very simple when you say record-matching exercise," she said.
"We might have a list of 1000, 2000, or 10,000 people. You're not going to research every one.
"So you start eliminating. Say if he's born between about 1870 and 1900 there's a chance that he served, so they're the ones you stall looking at.
"Once we've done the research we walk the ground and check every one."
Ms Gerrard said the wheels were also in motion to create a national body.
"The idea of the national body is to help out other groups in different states get going, and also to be able to lobby for support," she said.
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