Centenary of Anzacs - link to new site from The National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand - DISCOVERING ANZACS

Centenary of Anzacs - link to new site from The National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand - DISCOVERING ANZACS

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.

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.

11th Battalion | Australian War Memorial

11th Battalion | Australian War Memorial

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]

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]

WWI Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops arrive in France - 42-27956589 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

WWI Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops arrive in France - 42-27956589 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

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.

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