Saturday 20 October - Anzac Memorial Extensions Sydney, Official opening
Saturday 20 October - Peace Comes to Liverpool Exhibition opens at Liverpool Regional Museum
Sunday 21 October – Canberra Family History Group – Mary Sutters to speak on The Impact of WW1.
3-16 November - 2018 Australian War Graves Photographic Archive Western Front Commemorative Tour
Friday 9 November - Remembrance Event at Rookwood
10AM to 2PM (Ceremony 10:30AM to 11:30AM) @ All Souls Chapel and Village Green, Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood Cemetery
Saturday 10 November – FFFAIF AGM followed by WFA Branch Meeting
Sunday 11 November – Remembrance Day at Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park
Sunday 25 November – Rallying the Troops
Kur-ing-gai Historical Society – Lambis Englezos launches Vol 4 of the Soldiers of Kur-ing-gai Shire.
Dates in History
1 October 1918 Australian Light Horse take Damascus.
5 October 1918 Capture of Montbrehain, France by AIF.
10 October 1917 Battle of Poelcappelle, Western Front. (Third Battle Ypres).
21 October 1915 Australian Red Cross Missing & Wounded Bureau established.
21 October 1916 5th Australian Division enter the front line near Flers, Somme.
28 October 1916 First conscription referendum.
30 October 1918 Armistice with Turkey.
31 October 1917 4th Light Horse charge at Beersheba, Palestine.
1 November 1914 1st AIF Convoy sails from Albany, Western Australia.
7 November 1916 Third Battle of Gaza.
9 November 1914 HMAS Sydney sinks the Emden.
11 November 1918 Germany signs the Armistice. REMEMBRANCE DAY.
11 November 1941 Opening of the Australian War Memorial
14 November 1917 End of Third Battle of Ypres, Western Front.
2 December 1914 First Australian military aircraft despatched to war.
3 December 1914 First AIF disembarked in Egypt
3 December 1915 Siege of Kut begins in Mesopotamia.
7 December 1915 Evacuation of ANZAC troops from Gallipoli begins.
9 December 1917 Jerusalem occupied by the Desert Mounted Corps.
12 December 1917 HMAS Australia damaged in a collision with HMS Repulse.
13 December 1915 Australian Light Horse fight at Um Rakham.
20 December 1915 Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli.
20 December 1917 Second conscription referendum held in Australia.
21 December 1916 Australian Light Horse capture El Arish
23 December 1916 Battle of Magdhaba, northern Sinai
31 December 1914 The second convoy of the First AIF departed Albany Western Australia.
- Vale – Major General Gordon Lindsay Maitland AO, OBE, RFD, ED
- The Story of Rembrella Poppy Umbrellas in Australia
- 2018 John Laffin Memorial Lecture
- Commemoration of the Battles of Third Ypres, Sydney
- 2018 John Laffin Memorial Lecture
- Fromelles Day Sydney 2018: Commemorative Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the Anzac Memorial and Commemorative Service
- Headstone Rededication and Commemoration at Fromelles 19 July 2018
- Fromelles Association AGM 10:30am Sunday 29 July 2018 at Castle Hill RSL Club
- The Families and Friends of the First AIF applauds the joint Australian–UK decision, to conduct a full DNA testing program on the remains of Australian and British soldiers found in mass graves at Pheasant Wood (Fromelles), and for their continuing commitment to identify as many of the fallen as is possible.
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Saturday 14 July 2018 9:30am – 2pm Location La Perouse Museum & Grounds Address 1542 Anzac Parade, La Perouse Come and celebrate Bastille Day, the French National Day with historical re-enactments, food and drink stalls, live entertainment and fun activities … Continue reading
More than 70 descendants of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Fromelles, members of the Families and Friends of the First AIF, the Fromelles Association, the Australian Branch of the Western Front Association and World War One Descendants gathered … Continue reading
On behalf of the Committee and Members of Families and Friends of the First AIF, I extend condolences to the family and friends of FFFAIF Foundation and Honorary Member Neville Kidd on his passing in the Lady Davidson Private Hospital … Continue reading
A project to build wind farms at the site of the Battle of Bullecourt will not proceed Remembrance of the Battles of Bullecourt, 10-11 April and 3-17 May 1917, have been kept alive by the local community over the past … Continue reading
Following the success of the FFFAIF Commemorative Tours in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 for its Members, the FFFAIF is again undertaking a Commemorative Tour to the battlefields of the First World War in Belgium and France in 2018. The 17 day … Continue reading
Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battles of Third Ypres Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park Sydney, Tuesday 26 September 2017
The Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battles of Third Ypres was held on the centenary of the Battle of Polygon Wood, Tuesday 26 September 2017 at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park Sydney. The commemoration honoured the 43 Divisions of … Continue reading
The Families and Friends of the First AIF invite you to attend or view the Commemoration of the Centenary of The Third Battle of Ypres including Menin Road, 2025 September Polygon Wood, 26 September to 3 October Broodseinde, 4 October … Continue reading
Members and their guests are invited to attend The John Laffin Memorial Lecture Saturday 16th September 2017 10:30 am to 4:30 pm Level 2, 99 York Street, Sydney CBD One block from Town Hall Station – Several nearby … Continue reading
The Centenary of the commencement of The Third Battle of Ypres on 31 July 2017 will be commemorated on July 31 at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Tyne Cot Cemetery, in Ypres, where 12,000 British and Commonwealth troops are buried. There … Continue reading
Fromelles Day Sydney – Solemn Vespers and Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the Anzac Memorial Commemorative Service
Solemn Vespers at St Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday 18 July Commemoration in Sydney of the 101st Anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles commenced with Solemn Vespers at St Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday 18 July at 7pm commemorating the Australians in … Continue reading