Australian soldiers in trenches at Gallipoli, 1915

[no inscription - Unknown Australian solders in trenches at Gallipoli, probably stretcher bearers of the Battalion AIF, 1915 ] [Joseph Cecil Thompson - presumed photographer]

It's the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 and various commemorative events will be held across Australia to remember our service men and women.

It's the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 and various commemorative events will be held across Australia to remember our service men and women.

A group of Australian 7th Field Company Engineers at the 'Plumer Road' entrance to 'Wallangara', or the Catacombs as it was generally called, a system of tunnels built in Hill 63, Messines Ploegsteert Wood, 22nd January 1918. The soldier on the right in the white shirt has been identified as Driver - Alexander Henderson Priest (17822) from Collingwood, Victoria (demobbed in 1919 in good health) (Photo source - Official Photo no.E4487) Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office: W.L. Crowther…

A group of Australian 7th Field Company Engineers at the 'Plumer Road' entrance to 'Wallangara', or the Catacombs as it was generally called, a system of tunnels built in Hill 63, Messines Ploegsteert Wood, 22nd January 1918. The soldier on the right in the white shirt has been identified as Driver - Alexander Henderson Priest (17822) from Collingwood, Victoria (demobbed in 1919 in good health) (Photo source - Official Photo no.E4487) Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office: W.L. Crowther…

WWI's Cuddly Yet Brave 'Soldiers' - Cats - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/wwis-cuddly-yet-brave-soldiers-cats.html

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Australian soldiers in trenches at Gallipoli, 1915 by thompsoe, via Flickr

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An elevated view of the beach, crowded with Australian and New Zealand troops the day after the landing at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli. Ships can be seen in the background 26 April 1915. Australian War Memorial A03868.

An elevated view of the beach, crowded with Australian and New Zealand troops the day after the landing at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli. Ships can be seen in the background 26 April 1915. Australian War Memorial A03868.

Anzac Digger & Modern Digger. Anzac Day 25-4-2013.   http://www.news.com.au/national-news/australia-celebrates-and-remembers-on-anzac-day-2013/story-fncynjr2-1226629003721

Anzac Digger & Modern Digger. Anzac Day 25-4-2013. http://www.news.com.au/national-news/australia-celebrates-and-remembers-on-anzac-day-2013/story-fncynjr2-1226629003721

John Simpson with his Donkey, 1915: Simpson was a stretcher bearer with the ANZACs during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded British Empire soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He continued this work for 3 and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed.

John Simpson with his Donkey, 1915: Simpson was a stretcher bearer with the ANZACs during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded British Empire soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He continued this work for 3 and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed.

Many stories surround WWI legends but one you don't often hear is about the role animals played. Pigeons, cats and even glow worms made significant contributions on the WW1 battlefield.

Horses, cats, pigeons and glow worms: The animals who fought in WW1

Many stories surround WWI legends but one you don't often hear is about the role animals played. Pigeons, cats and even glow worms made significant contributions on the WW1 battlefield.

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