The Villers–Bretonneux Australian Nat. Memorial To The Missing, Somme, France. Commemorates 10,762 AIF soldiers with no known grave; killed 1916 when they arrived in France & Belgium - Nov 1918. Location chosen to commemorate role played by soldiers in Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. Unveiled 22.7.1938 by King George VI, designed by Edwin Lutyens, it consists of a tower within Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery & includes a Cross of Sacrifice.
Unidentified Australian soldiers walking along a duckboard track on their way to the front line trenches in Northern France. Breastworks reinforced with timber and sandbags can be seen behind the line of men. The first Australian battalions moved into the front line on the Western Front on 7 April 1916. [EZ0048 | Australian War Memorial]