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Commemorating the 105th anniversary of the Battles of 3rd Ypres in 2022

A Message from Belgium The Belgium Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Michel Goffin, has commemorated the 105th anniversary of the Battles of 3rd Ypres with a message that draws parallels between current and historic events. The Belgium Ambassador to Australia, … Continue reading

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Fromelles Day Sydney 19 July 2022: Commemorative Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the Anzac Memorial and Commemorative Service

A copy of this Fromelles Day Sydney 19 July 2022 Commemorative Procession and Commemoration Souvenir is available for downloading by clicking on this link. Commemorative Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the Anzac Memorial The Families and Friends of the First … Continue reading

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CONTENTS Articles Australian Reponses to the Outbreak of War, 1914, Sophie Briggs, 2021 JLMHP recipient  3-6 1917 letter: Lieut Col Richard Fitz-Gerald DSO, 24th Bn, found on Trove  6 Memoirs of Pte 1172 Clifford Sharman, 26th Bn, Part 2 (final), … Continue reading

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Anzac Nurses of the Great War

Launch of The Australian Nurses of the Great War Database The Australian Nurses of the Great War Database was launched at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park with a number of presentations and the presence of many of the researchers and … Continue reading

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VALE Lt Col (Rtd) Graham Parker, OBE

VALE Lt Col (Rtd) Graham Parker, OBE Lt Col (Retd) Graham William Parker, OBE (1933-2022) It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Graham Parker, at Wilton, near Salisbury in Wiltshire on Tuesday 8 March 2022, … Continue reading

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CONTENTS Articles Memoirs of Pte 1172 Clifford Sharman, 26th Bn, Part 1, Owen Cook  3-14 Analysis of the 4th Machine Gun Battalion at Hamel, 4 July 1918, Greg O’Reilly  15-19 ‘Sorry, you two Australian Mums’: the death of Gnr 3513 … Continue reading

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CONTENTS Articles Tour of a 35th Bn Company in the front line at Ypres, 1917, ‘Detonator’, AWM collection  3-6 Postscript: 35th Bn men killed 29 Sept to 4 Oct, 1917, Stephen Brooks  6-7 3rd Division AIF rest schedule, Mjr Gen … Continue reading

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FFFAIF 2021 John Laffin Memorial Lecture, 25 September 2021

The John Laffin Memorial Lecture has been held annually since 2003. The Lectures honour the memory of the Founder of FFFAIF, Australian John Laffin who was one of the world’s most distinguished military historians. Both of John’s parents served with … Continue reading

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Commemoration of the Battles of 3rd Ypres in 2021

43 Divisions of British and Dominion troops were involved in the Battles of Third Ypres. I ANZAC Corps, consisting of the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Australian Divisions, and II ANZAC Corps consisting of the 3rd Australian Division, the New … Continue reading

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  CONTENTS Articles 2nd Lieut William Harold Treloar, AFC, Heather Ford  3-9 Sister Ella Lord, AANS, contrib. by Faye Threlfall  10-12 1916 letter: L/Cpl 1524 Frederick McCann, 15th Bn, found on Trove  12 Pte 1515 Eugene Sullivan, 9th Fld Amb, … Continue reading

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