Category Archives: Memorials

New 43rd Battalion Memorial

43rd INFANTRY BATTALION AIF MEMORIAL DEDICATION AND BATTLE OF MESSINES SERVICE 7 JUNE 2012 On Thursday 7 June 2012 a memorial to the 43rd Infantry Battalion AIF will be dedicated on The Pathway of Honour, Adelaide. This date is the … Continue reading

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AWM Plaques unveiled

Members of the FFFAIF were present at the Australian War Memorial on Tuesday 14 February for the dedication of commemorative plaques for the 2nd, 13th, 34th and 54th Australian Infantry Battalions. FFFAIF member and author of Our Gift to the … Continue reading

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New look for V-Bret.

Horticultural work at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is now well underway. The work was advised by the CWGC in December 2009 and is due for completion during 2010. For an outline of the … Continue reading

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Fromelles Coin issued

The Royal Australian Mint this month issued a collectible 20 cent coin commemorating Australia’s Lost Soldiers of Fromelles.   The announcement was made in a joint media release the Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs:“This … Continue reading

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Snow in Polygon Wood

Johan Vandewalle, who operates the ANZAC Rest (de Dreve) cafe at Polygon Wood and was a key person in the recovery of the 5 Australian soldiers at Zonnebecke and the subsequent identification of 3 of them, has sent the following photographs of … Continue reading

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Search for Memorials

The Australian Governments’ Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Alan Griffin recently launched a new online resource to search for information on Australian overseas war memorials. Photo: Australian War Memorial, London [Chris Munro] The Overseas Memorials Search  includes details and photographs of more … Continue reading

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ANZAC Memorial Sydney

75 years to the day after its official dedication by the Duke of Gloucester on 24 November 1934, the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney was re-opened after an 18 month restoration and refurbishment program.  Photo: Opening Anzac Memorial, Hyde … Continue reading

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Oatley Rededication

The rededication of the Oatley War Memorial on Sunday 1 November 2009 marked the end of a 9 year project to update the names of those service personnel who appear on the memorial’s Honour Roll.   Mr Michael Tiddy, president of … Continue reading

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*Memorial Ceremony

A Memorial Ceremony will be held at Oatley (Sydney) War Memorial on Sunday 1st November at 2 pm. Photo: Oatley War Memorial [Chris Munro] Oatley RSL Sub-Branch is holding a ceremony to honour the memory of servicemen whose names were … Continue reading

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*Memorial Way No.11

June 8th is ‘Anniversary Day’ or ‘Bounty Day’ on Norfolk Island. On this day in 1856 the Pitcairn Islanders landed at Norfolk Island to start the Third Settlement. Less than 60 years later, men from the island were volunteering to become … Continue reading

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