Thursday 21 June 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. No comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Bullecourt

While reading about the Australians at Bullecourt in 1917, it struck me as odd that there is only one official battle honour for what seemed to be two distinctly separate battles, albeit in the same location. Furthermore, the official battle honour only refers to the second battle that occurred in May, and seemingly ignores the first battle that took place on 11 April. To satisfy my curiosity, I looked in to the matter further, with assistance from colleagues at the Australian War Memorial and from the Australian Army History Unit.

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Tuesday 3 April 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 33 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Battles, Bullecourt, Commemoration

Sentries of the 8th Battalion in the Hindenburg Line (OGI Trench), captured in the fighting for Bullecourt. Identified nearest to camera is Lieutenant W. D. Joynt who would go on to win the Victoria Cross the following year back on the Somme near Peronne.E00439

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