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Patron-in-Chief – His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) was sworn in as the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 July 2019 and is the FFFAIF Patron-in-Chief, succeeding the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC(Mil) CVO MC … Continue reading

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Inaugural Patron-in-Chief – The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO

The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO retired from the role of Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia in March 2014 and stepped down as FFFAIF Patron-in-Chief, a role she held from February 2009. Dame Quentin has accepted an Honorary … Continue reading

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Fromelles Day Sydney 20 July 2020: Commemorative Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the Anzac Memorial and Commemorative Service

A copy of this Fromelles Day Sydney 2020 Commemorative Procession and Commemoration report is available on request from enquiries@fffaif.org.au (At 10MB the PDF version is too large to upload to this website). Commemorative Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the … Continue reading

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Fromelles Day 2020 Commemorations @ Fromelles, Melbourne and Sydney

Fromelles In France, about 60 people attended the Fromelles Day Commemoration at 6pm in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery on a a sunny but windy day. Attendees were mainly inhabitants of Fromelles, members of Fromelles-Weppes-Terre de Memoire 14-18 (F.W.T.M. … Continue reading

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DIGGER 71

Contents Articles L/Cpl 1612 Edwin Joseph King, 19 /36 /33 /34 Bns, Bill Durrant 3-6 Pte 3747 John Forrest, 10 Bn, Stephen Brooks 7 Letter from Base Records to next of kin of Pte 4942 J White, 16 Bn, from … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day in the time of Coronavirus

1st Battalion at Mena Pyramids Source: Alan Andrews’ souvenir postcard collection. Due to the impact of the Coronavirus and control measures implemented, the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Anzac Memorial in Sydney and Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne are closed to … Continue reading

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DIGGER 70

  Contents Articles Pte 3406 John Forrest, 54 Bn, contrib. by Katrina Forrest Giebels 3-6 Letter from Pte 836 Norman Parker, 9 Bn (1), found on Trove 6 L/Cpl 2104 John McDonald, 36 Bn, Bill Durrant 7-8 The TOC H … Continue reading

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DIGGER 69

CONTENTS Articles The Conscription Vote and a Divided Nation, 1916-17, Bessie Kate Mikelsons, John Laffin Memorial History Price recipient, Latrobe University, 2018 3-7 The Turtle Doves, Evan Evans 8-9 Bibliography for The Conscription Vote article , Bessie Kate Mikelsons 9 … Continue reading

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DIGGER 68

DIGGER 68 Contents Articles The Simmonds brothers: Ptes 5180 Francis, 3 Bn; 2982 Edward, 55 Bn; 3469 David, 46 & 55 Bns and 3465 James, 46 , 55 & 3 Bns, Stephen Holding    3-4 Tpr 1464 George Alfred Elmes, … Continue reading

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Fromelles Day Sydney 2019: Commemorative Procession and Commemoration

Commemorative Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the Anzac Memorial The Families and Friends of the First AIF in conjunction with the Trustees of the Anzac Memorial, hosted the Commemoration of the 103rd anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles at … Continue reading

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