During The Battle of Pozieres, from 23 July 1916 until 7 August 1916, the AIF suffered enormous losses. Charles Bean, Australia’s official war historian described the Pozieres ridge as being more densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other place on earth.
The First Battalion Association will hold a commemorative service at Saint Columbo Uniting Church, on the corner of Ocean and Forth Street, Woollahra on Sunday 22nd July at 9:30am.
The villagers of Pozieres commemorate the significant role and sacrifice that the AIF played in recapturing and holding their village against strong German resistance. During the first two weekends in July the villagers of Pozieres hold celebrations to commemorate the liberation of their village.
To find out more about these celebrations and how you can suppport the villagers in their commemorations visit the website Pozieres Remembered.