25 April 1915

25 April 1915

Jammed further north than intended, the 9th, 10th, and 11th Battalions of the 3rd Brigade became mixed up as they landed on the beach and headed up the hills. The official time Duncan Chapman stepped on to the beach was 4.28 am but timepieces had not been...
1917 – No kin left

1917 – No kin left

Chronicle, March 14. 1917: William Harold Wilson, who was accepted for active service yesterday, enlisted under most remarkable circumstances. When answering the question put to him by the enlisting officer, he stated there was not a person whom he could term his next...
Verdun

Verdun

Verdun – 1916 slaughter starts The battle of Verdun was one of the longest costly battles in World War I. As the Allies were planning to end the war with a massive summer assault in the Somme valley, the Germans on February 21 poured their might into a furious attack...
Turkish tenacity and a brilliant leader

Turkish tenacity and a brilliant leader

A Turkish Lieutenant Colonel with piercing blue eyes and a powerful presence stepped forward as the Anzacs landed on Gallipoli, rallying his men to hold back the foreigners scrambling up the steep, gorse-covered hills. Mustafa Kemal, later to become known to the world...
Tinana War Memorial

Tinana War Memorial

A memorial board to honour residents of Tinana who served in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) during World War I was the result of a fund-raising campaign by a Soldiers’ Memorial Committee, established in 1917.  Unveiled in 1918, the memorial was originally located...