Too young Anzac
Too young Anzac

Private James Young who enlisted claiming he was 18. He was in fact just 16, killed near the French-Belgian border not far from Armentieres.

Tank
Tank

Directly across from the Old Windmill memorial outside Pozieres is the tank memorial commemorating the first use of tanks in battle. British Mark I tanks were used at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette (part of the Battle of the Somme) on 15 September 1916, with mixed results; many broke down, but nearly a third succeeded in breaking through.

Pozieres Forever Australia
Pozieres Forever Australia

The land around Pozieres contains the remains of more than 4,000 Australians who have no known graves. It will be forever part of Australia leading famed war correspondent C E W Bean made the observation those French fields were "more densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other spot on earth".

helmet
helmet

They may have been able to offer some protection but all too often the wearers suffered terrible wounds and death.

Weymouth
Weymouth

One of many Australians who died away from the Battlefields, this grave at Weymouth in the UK.

Fire
Fire

Part of the exhibition by the Kings Troop Royal artillery in July 2016 at Thiepval memorial, France.

Capturing a name
Capturing a name

A relative captures a loved ones name, here at the Australian National War Memorial at Villers -Bretonneaux in France after the Anzac dawn service in 2015.

Weymouth 2
Weymouth 2

Another AIF member who died in England.

Anzac Dawn Service 1
Anzac Dawn Service 1

The scene at the Anzac Dawn service in 2015 at the Australian National War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux in France.

Anzac Memorial Dorset
Anzac Memorial Dorset

The Anzac memorial in Weymouth, Dorset, UK, where many Australians would come to be treated for war wounds. Behind the memorial the Prince Regent Hotel, in World War I a hospital for Anzacs called the Burdon Military hospital.

Paying Respect
Paying Respect

Two young men from a school in Australia at the dawn service held at Villers-Bretonneaux France at the Australian National War Memorial in 2015.

Hero
Hero

If anyone deserved the term hero, it may well have been this man.Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC & Bar, MC (9 November 1884 – 4 August 1917) was a British medical doctor, Olympic athlete, and British Army officer from the Chavasse family. He is one of only three people to be awarded a Victoria Cross twice. The only person in World War I.

Mill Road Cemetery 3
Mill Road Cemetery 3

The final resting place for many who were killed in the Battle of the Somme. The cemetery is within view of the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing on the Somme.

Redan Ridge Cemetery No 2
Redan Ridge Cemetery No 2

There are now over 250, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 100 are unidentified. All fell (with one exception) in July and November 1916, and belonged to the 4th, 29th and 2nd Divisions during the Battle of the Somme.

Looking after Memories
Looking after Memories

An engraver carries out his work on some of the some of the many graves at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. The location for a number of casualty clearing stations during the First World War. The village was situated on the main communication line between the Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres battlefields in Belgium. With the second largest Commonwealth military cemetery in that country.

Light Horses
Light Horses

World War I re-enactors men wishing to pay their respects to the fallen seen here at Pozieres Old Windmill memorial site in 2016.

Flying the Flag
Flying the Flag

A World War I re-enactor and military buff from Holland, proudly displays a flag which he says flew over Pozieres after the AIF captured the village in 1916.

Too Young
Too Young

Another, one of many, young men who joined up underage. This young man killed at Pozieres.

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jimmy1

The headstone of Major Jimmy McCudden at Wavans cemetery in France. McCudden, of the Royal Air Force, was one of the highest scoring aces of World War I with 57 victories.

Thiepval 3
Thiepval 3

The centre of the village of Thiepval on the Somme, in France. 2015

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meningatememorial001
peace
peace

A wonderful late evening photo taken July 1st 2016, 100 years earlier this area, at Thiepval was bathed in blood and saw the British army suffer almost 60,000 casualties in one day, the opening day of the Battle of the Somme.

Pozieres
Pozieres

The cemetery on the outskirts of Pozieres, France. 2016

Villers-Bretonnaeux
Villers-Bretonnaeux

A young family at Villers-Bretonneaux, where symbols and artefacts remembering Australia involvement in liberating the village are to be seen everywhere.

Somme scene
Somme scene

At a crossroads in a village on the Somme.

National War Memorial Anzac 1
National War Memorial Anzac 1

A view from the National War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux, France. 2015

Forever Anzac
Forever Anzac

The beautiful Spring colours of a military cemetery at Codford in Wiltshire UK, where Australians and New Zealanders are buried.

Long White Cloud in Britain
Long White Cloud in Britain

The military cemetery at Codford in Wiltshire UK, where Australians and New Zealanders are buried.

Memorial to the Missing Somme 2
Memorial to the Missing Somme 2

Some of the walls at the memorial to the Missing at Thiepval where the names of more than 70,000 men who died and have no known grave are written.

Memorial to the missing 3
Memorial to the missing 3

Some of the walls at the memorial to the Missing at Thiepval where the names of more than 70,000 men who died and have no known grave are written.

Tyne Cot 11
Tyne Cot 11

A Black Bird perches of one of the headstones in the cemetery at Tyne Cot, Belgium. 2015

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

The Memorial to the 1/8th (Argyll) Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, sunken lane near Beaumont Hamel, France.

Resting in Mother England
Resting in Mother England

A farmer from the West Australian country town of Goomalling has his final resting place in Codford military cemetery in Wiltshire, UK. jAMES thomas Williams died without going in to battle, shortly after arriving in Britain in 1917 after contracting flu.

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 3
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 3

The Memorial to the 1/8th (Argyll) Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, sunken lane near Beaumont Hamel, France.

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 4
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 4

The Memorial to the 1/8th (Argyll) Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, sunken lane near Beaumont Hamel, France.

Ypres Cloth Hall
Ypres Cloth Hall

The cloth hall in Ypres, Belgium, destroyed during fighting in World War I, rebuilt. Finally being opened in 1967, after painstakingly being recreated to look like the original building from medieval times that was destroyed.

connaughtcemetery10
connaughtcemetery10

The vast majority of the burials in this cemetery are those of officers and men who died in the summer and autumn of 1916. There are now 1,268 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery.

connaughtcemetery11
connaughtcemetery11

The vast majority of the burials in this cemetery are those of officers and men who died in the summer and autumn of 1916. There are now 1,268 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery.

connaughtcemetery9
connaughtcemetery9

The vast majority of the burials in this cemetery are those of officers and men who died in the summer and autumn of 1916. There are now 1,268 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery.

Tyne Cot Cemetery 3
Tyne Cot Cemetery 3

The beauty of the colour of the roses as the sun goes down over the biggest commonwealth war graves cemetery in the world, Tyne Cot in Belgium. 2015

Redan Ridge Cemetery story
Redan Ridge Cemetery story

In one grave the remains of two men are buried, one on the opening day of the battle and the other almost at the end of the same campaign in November. More than one million casualties were suffered between the two sides in less than 5 months in a bloody battle of attrition.

Mill Road Cemetery
Mill Road Cemetery

Looking back toward Thiepval on the Somme. 2015

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 6
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 6

The Memorial to the 1/8th (Argyll) Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, sunken lane near Beaumont Hamel, France.

Dawn service 4
Dawn service 4

People gather to photography flowers at the memorial Anzac Day 2015, Villers-Bretonneaux.

Anzac
Anzac
Longueval Cemetery 5
Longueval Cemetery 5
Le Tommy, Pozieres
Le Tommy, Pozieres
AIF Third Division Memorial
AIF Third Division Memorial
VC Corner Memorial 2
VC Corner Memorial 2

The V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission World War I cemetery and memorial. The site is located in the commune of Fromelles, in the Nord departement of France, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) northwest of the village of Fromelles on the D22C road (rue Delval).

VC Corner Memorial 3
VC Corner Memorial 3

The V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission World War I cemetery and memorial. The site is located in the commune of Fromelles, in the Nord departement of France, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) northwest of the village of Fromelles on the D22C road (rue Delval).

VC Corner Memorial 4
VC Corner Memorial 4

The V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission World War I cemetery and memorial. The site is located in the commune of Fromelles, in the Nord departement of France, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) northwest of the village of Fromelles on the D22C road (rue Delval).

VC Corner Memorial 5
VC Corner Memorial 5

The V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission World War I cemetery and memorial. The site is located in the commune of Fromelles, in the Nord departement of France, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) northwest of the village of Fromelles on the D22C road (rue Delval).

AIF Fourth Division Memorial 1
AIF Fourth Division Memorial 1

Fourth Australian Division Memorial—Bellenglise, France

AIF Fourth Division Memorial 2
AIF Fourth Division Memorial 2

Fourth Australian Division Memorial—Bellenglise, France

AIF Fourth Division Memorial 3
AIF Fourth Division Memorial 3

Fourth Australian Division Memorial—Bellenglise, France

AIF Fourth Division Memorial 4
AIF Fourth Division Memorial 4

Fourth Australian Division Memorial—Bellenglise, France

AIF Fourth Division Memorial 5
AIF Fourth Division Memorial 5

Fourth Australian Division Memorial—Bellenglise, France

Ulster Tower 1
Ulster Tower 1

Memorial tablet at Ulster tower in honour of men of the 36th division.

Ulster Tower 9
Ulster Tower 9

The Ulster Tower is Northern Ireland's national war memorial. It was one of the first Memorials to be erected on the Western Front and commemorates the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division and all those from Ulster who served in the First World War. The memorial was officially opened on 19 November 1921 and is a very close copy of Helen's Tower which stands in the grounds of the Clandeboye Estate, near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. Many of the men of the Ulster Division trained in the esta

Ulster Tower 6
Ulster Tower 6

The Ulster Tower is Northern Ireland's national war memorial. It was one of the first Memorials to be erected on the Western Front and commemorates the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division and all those from Ulster who served in the First World War. The memorial was officially opened on 19 November 1921 and is a very close copy of Helen's Tower which stands in the grounds of the Clandeboye Estate, near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. Many of the men of the Ulster Division trained in the esta

Ulster Tower 7
Ulster Tower 7

The Ulster Tower is Northern Ireland's national war memorial. It was one of the first Memorials to be erected on the Western Front and commemorates the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division and all those from Ulster who served in the First World War. The memorial was officially opened on 19 November 1921 and is a very close copy of Helen's Tower which stands in the grounds of the Clandeboye Estate, near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. Many of the men of the Ulster Division trained in the esta

HAC cemetery 009
HAC cemetery 009

There are now nearly 2,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site

HAC cemetery 005
HAC cemetery 005

There are now nearly 2,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site

HAC cemetery 013
HAC cemetery 013

There are now nearly 2,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site

HAC cemetery 008
HAC cemetery 008

There are now nearly 2,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site

HAC cemetery 007
HAC cemetery 007

There are now nearly 2,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site

HAC cemetery 003
HAC cemetery 003

There are now nearly 2,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site

HAC cemetery 006
HAC cemetery 006

There are now nearly 2,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site

HAC cemetery 002
HAC cemetery 002

There are now nearly 2,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site

HAC cemetery 012
HAC cemetery 012

There are now nearly 2,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site