Battle of Pozières, 100 years ago

Friday 22 July 2016

This Saturday, the Australian War Memorial will remember and honour the service and sacrifice of those Australian’s who fought during the battle of Pozières, 100 years ago.

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Centenary anniversaries of Fromelles and Pozières at the Australian War Memorial

Monday 18 July 2016

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australian troops on the Western Front during the First World War. More Australians would die in this theatre of war than in anyother.

Though introduced to the Western Front via the quieter “nursery” sector at Armentières, the Australians in France would face their first major operations at Fromelles and Pozières.

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Fromelles Remembered: A Century On

Monday 18 July 2016

This Tuesday, the Australian War Memorial will remember and honour the service and sacrifice of those Australian’s who fought during the battle of Fromelles, 100 years ago. Fromelles occurred on 19/20 July 1916 and was the first major action fought by the Australians on the Western Front. Tragically, it resulted in over 5,500 casualties in less than 24 hours in what was a brutal initiation to the fighting in France.

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Centenary anniversaries of Fromelles and Pozières at the Australian War Memorial

Monday 18 July 2016

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australian troops on the Western Front during the First World War. More Australians would die in this theatre of war than in any other.

 

Though introduced to the Western Front via the quieter “nursery” sector at Armentières, the Australians in France would face their first major operations at Fromelles and Pozières.

 

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Rare Boer War Victoria Cross medal group goes on display at Australian War Memorial

Thursday 14 July 2016

The Boer War medal group of Lieutenant Frederick William Bell VC, including one of only six Victoria Crosses awarded to Australians in South Africa and the first awarded to a Western Australian, has gone on display at the Australian War Memorial.

Lieutenant Bell’s VC action occurred on 16 May 1901 at Brakpan in the Transvaal region of South Africa. His citation from 1901 reads:

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