Hospital Ship Kyarra - torpedoed 24 May 1918
HMA Hospital Ship Kyarra was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off the Isle of Wight; six lives were lost. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Hospital Ship Kyarra torpedoed 24 May 1918
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Formal truce on Gallipoli - 24 May 1915
Formal truce on Gallipoli. A formal truce was declared on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks were buried. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Formal truce on Gallipoli 24 May 1915 Formal truce on Gallipoli A
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Stand Up
Whether you’re a veteran, a veteran’s family member or descendant, or simply share pride in Australian military service, stand up and be counted. In the crowded streets of towns and cities after the Anzac Day parades or watching a loved one on the parade ground as they Graduate we will walk past each other without any idea of our fellow pedestrian’s story. We might think; “Oh he...
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Lance Corporal A. Jacka, VC.
Lance Corporal A. Jacka, 14th Battalion, originally of Winchelsea, Victoria, awarded the Victoria Cross for actions at Courtney's Post, Gallipoli on 19 & 20 May 1915. Jacka's was the first VC to be awarded to an Australian in the First World War. He also went on to be awarded the Military Cross and Bar. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Lance Corporal A Jacka VC Lance Corporal A Jacka 14th Battalion originally
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Sergeant W. Ruthven, VC
Sergeant W. Ruthven, 22nd Battalion, originally from Collingwood, Victoria, awarded the Victoria Cross for actions at Ville-sur-Ancre, France on 19 May 1918. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Sergeant W Ruthven VC Sergeant W Ruthven 22nd Battalion originally from Collingwood
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Simpson and His Donkey - 19 May 1915
Australians repelled major Turkish attack on their positions at Gallipoli. Acronym ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) used to describe Australian positions at Gallipoli. Death on Gallipoli of Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick of 'Simpson and his Donkey' fame. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Simpson and His Donkey 19 May 1915 Australians repelled major Turkish attack
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Gallipoli Counter Attack - 19 May 1915
Turkish counter-attack on Gallipoli. The Turkish counter-attack sought to drive the Australians and New Zealanders from ANZAC Cove. The attack failed and over 10,000 Turks were killed or wounded in their greatest disaster of the entire campaign. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Gallipoli Counter Attack 19 May 1915 Turkish counterattack on Gallipoli The Turkish
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Australian Naval Brigade - 18 May 1917.
Australian Naval Brigade provides guards for all wiresess installations in Australia. The Royal Australian Naval Brigade was the RAN's primarily non-seagoing reserve organisation during the First World War. Just short of 3,000 men passed through its ranks during the war, and at the height of its expansion it included 2,817 officers and men. The brigade...
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Australian Naval Brigade 18 May 1917 Australian Naval Brigade provides guards for
A sneak peek of more sketches from the Australia in the Great War diary series. These are officially released later in the year and commemorate the centenary of First World War for the year 1917. Each pencil drawing will feature in the diary and also be reproduced on a replica penny coin. The sketching style is simplified, expressive and intended to have a vintage appearance, similar to pen...
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Lieutenant F.W. Bell, VC
Lieutenant F.W. Bell, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry, of Perth, Western Australia, awarded the Victoria Cross for actions at Brakpan, South Africa on 16 May 1901. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Lieutenant FW Bell VC Lieutenant FW Bell 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry
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Major General W.T. Bridges.
Major General W.T. Bridges wounded at Gallipoli on 15 May 1915 - Bridges commander of the 1st Division, AIF, died on 18 May while being taken to Egypt for treatment. His body was returned to Australia and buried overlooking the Royal Military College, Duntroon. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Major General WT Bridges Major General WT Bridges wounded at Gallipoli on
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Sub Lt R.S. Dallas, an Australian serving with the RNAS, flying a Nieuport Scout, shot down a German Aviatik two seater aircraft over France on 12 May 1916.
Born on a remote property in rural Queensland, Dallas showed an early interest in aviation. He travelled to England at his own expense following the outbreak of World War I and became a pilot in the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) in August...
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Sub Lt RS Dallas an Australian serving with the RNAS flying a
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Zand River - 10 May 1900
New South Wales Mounted Rifles in action at Zand River, South Africa. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Zand River 10 May 1900 New South Wales Mounted Rifles in action
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Lieutenant R.V. Moon, VC
At Bullecourt on the 12 May 1917, Moon led an attack on an enemy strongpoint but was soon wounded. Not giving up, and continually calling, "come on boys", he was badly wounded twice more but still stayed to lead, inspire, and encourage his men. "We would have followed him anywhere, he was that game", said one. Only when he was wounded for a fourth time, severely now,...
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Lieutenant RV Moon VC At Bullecourt on the 12 May 1917 Moon
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Second battle of Krithia.
8 May 1915 - Australian 2nd Brigade and New Zealand Brigade took part in this predominantly French and British battle against the Turks on Cape Helles. None of the objectives set for the allies during the battle were achieved. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Second battle of Krithia 8 May 1915 Australian 2nd Brigade and New
HMAS Sydney attacked by German naval zeppelin
May 1917 - HMAS Sydney attacked by German naval zeppelin L43 in the North Sea; there was no damage or casualties experienced on either side. [ Ow.ly Link ]
HMAS Sydney attacked by German naval zeppelin
Corporal G.J. Howell, VC
Sydney-born George "Snowy" Howell (1893-1964) served briefly on Gallipoli before being sent to France, where he was wounded at Pozières in July 1916. In April 1917 he was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery leading a bombing section in an attack.
The outstanding feat for which he received the Victoria Cross took place at Bullecourt, where he single-handedly...
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Corporal GJ Howell VC Sydneyborn George Snowy Howell 18931964 served briefly on
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