Commemorating WW1

Families

Families often lost the direct support of their wage earns who joined the armed services.Men were away for up to 4 years affecting children who missed their fathers influence. Families were encouraged to support the war, children were also encouraged to make cloths for soldier and to help the families of soldiers. Schools and social groups raised money for the war to get better facilitates

The causes of World War 1

Causes. World War I was immediately precipitated by the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by a Serbian nationalist in 1914. There were, however, many factors that had led toward war.

Location of Australian forces

# First Australian troops sent to Egypt to defend British interests against the Ottoman Empire (Turkey), 1915

# Engaged in battle on the Gallipoli Peninsula against the Turks on 25 April 1915

# Evacuated from Gallipoli 19-20 December 1915

# The Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) then reorganised; expanded from two to five infantry divisions

# Transferred to France from March 1916

# AIF mounted division remained in the Middle East

The Australian involvement in the war

Although the theatres of war were very distant from Australia, its membership of British Empire ensured that there was strong public support for inveiglement in the war. in 1914, Australia's Prime Minister, Andrew Fisher, immediately promised Australian support for Britain to the last man and the last shilling.

Significant battles

  • Gallipoli, Turkey
  • Fromelles on the Somme, France, July 1916
  • Bullecourt, France, 1917
  • Messines, Belgium, 1917
  • Ypres, Belgium, 1917
  • Hamel Spur, France, 4 july
  • Mont St Quentin, France
  • Peronne, France
  • Hindenbreg Line, France
World War 1 Facts and Pictures

Role of women in World War 1

Women were not involved as fighting personal during the war. However, they served as members of the Australian Army Nursing Service dealing with injuries and immense suffering in the field.

The ANZACS

Australian involvement in World War 1 is synonymous (same as saying) with the legend of the ANZACS (ANZAC= Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). The name became famous with the landing of the Corps on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey on 25 April 1915.