*Memorial Lecture


Sunday, 12 July 2009


374 Liverpool Road, Ashfield (Sydney)


Members, their guests and visitors are invited to attend the annual John Laffin Memorial Lecture to be held on Sunday 12 July 2009 at Ashfield RSL Club (Sydney) at 10am. (Doors will open at 9:30.).

Cost for the day is $12 including tea/coffee and light lunch.

john-laffin_-portrait_websitePhoto: FFFAIF Founder John Laffin [Anny De Decker]

This year’s lecture, presented by FFFAIF members, provides interesting insights into the Gallipoli campaign:

1st of the 1st – Landing on ANZAC
presented by
Brigadier Phil Carey (Ret’d) AM RFD ED


Defeat at Gallipoli – The German Connection
presented by Joe Crumlin
Honorary Historian at the Army Museum of NSW at Victoria Barracks.


If you wish to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible, to FFFAIF Membership Secretary.


The Families and Friends of the First AIF thanks the Australian, UK and French governments for affording Australian and British soldiers buried in mass graves at Pheasant Wood by German soldiers following the Battle of Fromelles on 19/20 July 1916 dignified individual reburials in a new CWGC cemetery at Fromelles, and applauds the joint decision to DNA test the remains at exhumation and use every reasonable method to attempt identification of each soldier.

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