On this day

On this day 23 August 1918

W.D. Joynt awarded the Victoria Cross for action at Herleville Wood, France.

What's New At the Memorial


  1. Cure for Pain

  2. Second World War veterans showcased in photography installation

    The Australian War Memorial has become the proud custodian of 6,500 contemporary portraits of Second World War veterans; on the 72nd anniversary of VP Day.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Art of Nation: Charles Bean's Memorial

    Join Memorial curators as they demonstrate this new interactive, Art of Nation

  2. Bandsmen and the Bands of the First AIF

    Join a curator from the Research Centre to find out more about the experiences of bandsmen during the First World War.

  3. Kokoda and Milne Bay 75th Anniversary

    The Kokoda Trail is as ingrained in Australia’s story as Gallipoli.

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