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: Melbourne
Fromelles Day Commemoration, Wednesday 19 July, Sydney All FFFAIF members, friends and descendants and members of the public are invited to attend the Commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles to be held at the ANZAC Memorial, … Continue reading
Sydney: 10:15 at the Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park for 10:30 Solemn Procession to the ANZAC Memorial for 11:00 Commemorative Service Tuesday 19 July 2016 The Families and Friends of the First AIF invite you to attend the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of The Battle of … Continue reading
Johan Vanderwalle, co-author of Beneath Flanders Fields – The Tunneller’s War, is visiting Australia in a quest to honour the fallen Diggers of the Great War. Photo: Johan Vanderwalle and Lambis Engelzos In 2007 Johan played a key role in the … Continue reading
Robin Saxon Corfield OAM 1929 – 2010 Military historian and author of Don’t forget me, cobber – The Battle of Fromelles passed away peacefully at his home in Lara, Victoria on Saturday 9th October 2010. He was 81 years old. … Continue reading
Join FFFAIF member Chris Bryett at The Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne on Friday 16th April at 2pm as he presents the tales of Harry Harnett from the Great War. Harry Hartnett joined the Australian Imperial Force in September 1915 at … Continue reading
THE SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE MELBOURNE DECLARED A NATIONAL MEMORIAL Photo: The Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. 11 November 1934 [State Library of Victoria] The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne was dedicated 75 years ago on 11 November 1934. The Shrine of … Continue reading
From The Military Historical Society of Australia Victoria Branch An invitation to attend a talk by Lambis Englezos ‘Fromelles and Pheasant Wood’ A talk on the history of the battle, the research and most recent work at the site… Mr … Continue reading