Dates in History
31 December 1914 The second convoy of the First AIF departed Albany Western Australia.
9 January 1917 Light Horse captures Rafa.
17 January 1917 No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps sail for France
18 January 1919 Versailles Peace Conference opens
3 February 1915 Turkish forces attack the Suez Canal
5 February 1917 Captain H.W. Murray wins Victoria Cross in France
19 February 1915 Allied warships shell Dardanelles
17 March 1917 Australians occupy Bapaume, Western Front
18 March 1915 Allied fleet second attempts to breach Turkish defences of Dardanelles
20 March 1916 Anzac Corps land in France
21 March 1918 Final German offensive begins
26 March 1917 Captain Cherry, 26th Battalion wins VC at Lagnicourt
28 March 1918 Sergeant McDougall, 47th Battalion wins VC at Dernancourt
31 March 1921 Formation of the Australian Air Force
- The Families and Friends of the First AIF supports DNA testing on the remains of Australian and British soldiers found on the battlefields of the Great War and efforts to identify as many of the fallen as is possible.
Category Archives: ANZAC Day
The commemoration of the centenary of the Anzac Obelisk on Anzac Parade was held at Moore Park Sydney on Wednesday, 15 March 2017. Official Guests included the NSW Governor, His Excellency General, The Hon David Hurley AC, The Ministers … Continue reading
Anzac Day 2014 commemorates the 99th anniversary of the landing of troops at Gallipoli. Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember Australians who served and died … Continue reading
Information from the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs released Sunday, 2 February 2014: NEXT STEPS FOR GALLIPOLI 2015 BALLOT 42,582 applications were received from Australians planning to attend the Dawn Service at Gallipoli in 2015, marking 100 years since the landing … Continue reading
On 25 April 2015 the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli will be commemorated. A fair, open and transparent ballot will be held to allocate places to Australians and New Zealanders planning to attend official Anzac Day commemorations … Continue reading
Are you interested in finding out about attending the centenary celebrations at Gallipoli on 25th April 2015? The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Centenary of Anzac Warren Snowdon provided the following information on 13 May 2013: “A ballot … Continue reading
98th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landing 25th APRIL 2013 Read more about Anzac Day and it’s traditions by visiting the Australian War Memorial website. Read about and watch the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial by clicking here.
Are you planning to be in Gallipoli or France for Anzac Day? STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR ANZAC DAY IN GALLIPOLI & FRANCE Ahead of Anzac Day 2012, Secretary for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Mr Ian Campbell encouraged Australians … Continue reading
ANZAC Day and Easter Celebrations coincided this year resulting in a series of ANZAC Commemorations being held on alternative dates as well as the traditional 25th April. In Fromelles, France the inaugural Dawn Service was held on 21st April 2011. … Continue reading
The following report comes from FFFAIF French member Yves Fohlen who attended the Dawn Service at Villers Bretonneux. Yves has been present at each of the official services held at Villers Bretonneux. Although long before these services were conducted, Yves … Continue reading
ANZAC Day in Belgium commenced with a Dawn Service at British New Buttes Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke. Photo: Dawn Service New Buttes Cemetery Polygon Wood Zonnebeke Belgium [Johan Durnez] Read about this service as seen through the eyes of FFFAIF member Johan … Continue reading