Dates in History
1 July 1916 First day of the Battle of the Somme
7 July 1918 Battle of Hamel, France
10 July 1911 Formation of Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
14 July 1918 Fighting at Abu Tellul, Palestine by Australian Light Horse against German Asia Corps
19 July 1916 Battle of Fromelles
23 July 1916 Battle of Pozieres begins
31 July 1914 Labor leader Andrew Fisher declares Australians will defend Britain ‘to our last man and our last shilling’.
1 August 1917 Third Battle of Ypres begins.
3 August 1914 Australia offers assistance to Great Britain in the event of War.
3 August 1916 Australian Light Horse in Battle of Romani, Egypt .
4 August 1914 Great Britain Declares War on Germany.
6 August 1915 Battle for Lone Pine, Gallipoli.
7 August 1915 Australians charge at the Nek, Gallipoli.
8 August 1916 Battle for Moquet Farm.
8 August 1918 Battle for Amiens begins.
10 August 1914 Voluntary recruitment for the 1st AIF begins.
13 August 1914 Establishment of the Australian Red Cross.
19 August 1914 Expeditionary force sails from Australia to capture German possessions in the Pacific.
21 August 1915 Last major fighting on Gallipoli takes place at Hill 60.
24 August 1916 Official inauguration of the Australian Comforts Fund (ACF).
26 August 1916 6th Australian Brigade attacks Moquet Farm on the Somme.
31 August 1918 Battle of Mont St. Quentin begins.
1 September 1918 Battle of Mont St. Quentin continues
11 September 1914 Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force lands at Rabaul.
14 September 1914 HMA Submarine AE1 lost off New Guinea
17 September 1918 Australian attack on Hindenburg Line in the Picardy region of France.
19 September 1918 5th Light Horse brigade capture Nablus.
20 September 1912 Official formation of the Australian Flying Corps.
20-25 September 1917 Battle of Menin Road
21 September 1914 German New Guinea surrenders.
25 September 1918 Anzac Mounted Division capture Amman.
26 September to 3 October 1917 Battle of Polygon Wood.
- 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
- Sydney Commemorative Service for the Battle of Pozieres
- Commemoration of the Battle of Fromelles, Thursday 19 July 2018
- Bastille Day Community Celebration Saturday 14 July 2018 La Perouse Museum & Grounds
- 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.
Category Archives: Memorials
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
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
Dubbo War Memorial, NSW. The City of Dubbo is located in western NSW (32o14’46.70”S, 145o36’15.16”E ) and is the location of the FFFAIF’s second Regional Meeting for 2009. The population of Dubbo is nearing 40,000 people with a regional population … Continue reading
In Memorial Way this week we look at The Gundagai War Memorial in country NSW. The information and photos have been provided by FFFAIF Committee member Graeme Hosken. Graeme also edits our DIGGER Magazine. The Gundagai (NSW) War Memorial The Gundagai … Continue reading
This week we feature the Atherton War Memorial, west of Cairns in Queensland. Queensland memorials will be a regular feature of Memorial Way thanks to the generosity of the authors of Salute the Brave – A Pictorial Record of Queensland War Memorials, … Continue reading
In Memorial Way this week we look at The Tumblong Memorial and The Cudal Memorial Gates in country NSW. The information and photos have been provided by FFFAIF Committee member and editor of DIGGER Graeme Hosken. The Tumblong (NSW) Memorial … Continue reading
The first of our postings on Memorial Way has been contributed by FFFAIF member Ray Hudson and features The Cooks Hill Memorial at Bar Beach Newcastle (NSW). The Cooks Hill Memorial was erected before the end of 1917 at Bar … Continue reading
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has recently announced a major, three-year horticultural renovation project at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in France. Photo: View from the top of the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux. [Chris Munro] The announcement was made on the Commissions … Continue reading
The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, re-dedicated the Australian Corps Memorial at Le Hamel Memorial in northern France, on Saturday 8th November, 2008. The new memorial replaces the original Australian Corps Memorial … Continue reading
Bathurst War Memorial Carillion Anniversary Celebrations Photo: Bathurst War Memorial Carillion and Boer War Memorial [Alan Kitchen] The 75th Anniversary Celebrations of the Carillion will take place on Sunday 9th November 2008 during the afternoon and continue into the evening. … Continue reading