Australians around the country will be able to view unique images of Anzac troops at Gallipoli with the launch today at the Australian War Memorial of its first centenary travelling exhibition.
A camera on Gallipoli showcases a series of 39 candid photographs captured by Charles Ryan while serving with the AIF in Turkey in 1915.
The Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson, says Charles Ryan’s photographs capture the reality behind the 1915 Gallipoli campaign, depicting a unique and often harsh view of our soldiers’ experiences.
Lieutenant William Malcolm Chisholm and Captain Charles Antoine De Guerry Dalglish have been honoured with their names added to the Australian War Memorial’s Commemorative Roll today.
The Australians served in the British Army in the First World War and died fighting in some of the earliest battles fought on the Western Front in 1914.
Based on the available evidence, Lieutenant Chisholm may well be the first Australian killed in the First World War — although he was serving in a British uniform.
The second of the proposed six-volume Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post–Cold War Operations was launched at the Australian War Memorial today. The official history is a joint project between the Memorial and the Australian National University.
A collection of private papers from Australia’s First World War corps commander General Sir John Monash was today launched by the Prime Minister, The Hon. Tony Abbott.
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson said that Sir John Monash was one of Australia’s most important figures and greatest leaders of the First World War.
Media Release: Wednesday 18 June 2014
Today the Australian War Memorial received the Victoria Cross and full medal group of one of our most decorated Vietnam veterans, Warrant Officer Class 2 Keith Payne VC OAM.
Mr Payne received the Victoria Cross for his courageous actions on the night of 24 May 1969 as commander of 212th Company of the 1st Mobile Strike Force Battalion.