Homecoming for a hero: Sandy the War Horse statue unveiled
It’s a story that already holds near mythic status in the town of Tallangatta, near Wodonga in Victoria’s far north. More than a century ago, a horse called Sandy gained national fame by being the only Australian horse out of over 130,000 horses who left our shores to make it home from serving in World War I.
From WA today
Uniting War Memorial Hospital celebrates 100th anniversary
Uniting War Memorial Hospital notched up more than 100 years of service to the community with a special celebration at the historic Edina Estate in Waverley in April.
From The Senior
Ship's wartime sinking marked by school namesake
Centaur Primary School was named after a World War II hospital ship sunk by a Japanese torpedo 80 years ago. When Centaur Primary School was established, the shipwreck that inspired its name had yet to be found.
From NSW Government, Education
The Legacy of Captain Saunders and the Forgotten Greek Theatre of War
As part of the programme of events for the Commemoration of the Battle of Crete, first nations Elder Aunty
Glenda Humes will deliver a talk about her father, Reg Saunders, the first indigenous commissioned officer in the Australian Army who fought in Greece, a forgotten theatre of war in our Anzac story, but an important part of our shared Australian-Greek history.
From Greek City Times
Gone but not forgotten
Musician Scott Collinson was moved to be playing in the Australian Army Band at the Dawn Service in France, just metres from where his great-great-uncle’s name is engraved on the Australian National Memorial wall.
From Defence News
Explorers find WWII ship sunk with over 1,000 Allied POWs
SYDNEY — A team of explorers announced it found a sunken Japanese ship that was transporting Allied prisoners of war when it was torpedoed off the coast of the Philippines in 1942, resulting in Australia’s largest maritime wartime loss with a total of 1,080 lives.
From Military Times
ANZAC Day: Remembering the Bangka Island massacre
As the only Australian nurse who survived the massacre, Lieutenant Bullwinkel overcame the atrocities of war with heroism, strength and tenacity. She also showed an incredible commitment to caring for the sick and wounded.
Untold stories of Australian sailors and airmen revealed
Two postgraduate history students have unearthed new findings from within the Australian War Memorial’s collection of wartime diaries and letters.
From Star Journal
WW1 Memorial unveiled
What started as an interest in the history of the Banana Shire has led to the development of a World War One Memorial.
From CQ Today
Coming together for Anzac day
Anzac Day 25 April is Australia’s national day to recognise all military personnel who have served our country over more than a century. Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Alison Frame said this year Australians will commemorate the 108th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings at home, in the community, and overseas.
From Bundaberg Today
Australian War Memorial Commemorates 10th Anniversary of Last Post Ceremony
The Australian War Memorial is marking the 10 year anniversary of the daily Last Post Ceremony, held in the Commemorative Area.
From Australian War Memorial
Finley marks centenary of war memorial efforts
At this time of the year, with Anzac Day fast approaching, many people’s thoughts turn to those who fought for our freedom and paid the ultimate price.
Amongst the fallen were young men from our own community.
From Shepperton News
Narrabri War Memorial prepared for Anzac Day
Preparations are underway for Anzac Day commemorations to be held in Narrabri later this month. On Tuesday, maintenance work was carried out at the Maitland Street memorial. The light columns were opened up, cobwebs removed and the lighting in the 11 towers cleaned.
From The Courier
Remembering the ANZACS 2023
Ahead of Anzac Day on 25 April, community members are invited to join Moonee Valley City Council in honouring the Anzacs at a commemoration ceremony on Sunday, 23 April at 3pm at the Queens Park Cenotaph in Moonee Ponds.
From City of Moonee Valley
Community marks anniversary of unique Indigenous unit
One of two surviving veterans of Australia’s only all-Indigenous military unit joined the Torres Strait Islands community and Australian Army members on Thursday Island on 17 March to mark the 80th anniversary of the unit's formation.
From Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs
Veterans visit Seymour memorial
A group of 25 Vietnam veterans from across the country visited the Seymour Vietnam Veterans Walk on Friday, March 24.
From Shepparton News
Statue honouring efforts of Sikh soldiers in Australia's military history unveiled in Sydney
A war memorial commemorating the contributions and sacrifices made by the Sikh soldiers in epochal moments of military history, including World War I & II, Gallipoli, and Saragarhi, has been unveiled in Sydney's Glenwood.
From SBS Punjabi
Mount Gambier Aboriginal WWI veterans receive memorials as part of The Headstone Project initiative
Two half-brothers who fought in the First World War now have a permanent recognition of their life and service, more than a century after they returned home.
From ABC News
Australians asked to share stories of nurses massacred on Bangka Island
In collaboration with the Australian College of Nursing, the ACN Foundation is calling for family, friends and colleagues to share stories and reflections of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, FNM, FRCNA and the 21 nurses who lost their lives at the Bangka Island Massacre in 1942 in one of the worst atrocities of World War II.
Ray Thorold-Smith: The Manly pilot shot down near Darwin during World War II
He was tall, handsome and good enough to play rugby union for NSW and could have been a successful doctor if he hadn’t been shot down by a Japanese pilot near Darwin in 1943.
Ray Thorold-Smith is credited with downing at least five German aircraft and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
From The Daily Telegraph
Army honours largest ever First Nations battalion in 80-year WWII commemoration
In the early 1940s, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people could not enter a pub, they were not paid a fair wage, and they were not counted in the Commonwealth census.
From ABC News
Remembering prisoners in lesser-known WWII tragedy
A MEMORIAL service for prisoners of war who died on death marches in the Borneo jungle during the Second World War was held in Strathdale on Sunday.
From Bendigo Times
Eurobodalla to stage a special 'Dawn' service this Anzac Day
One Surf Beach woman is on a mission to curate a very special dawn memorial this Anzac Day – and your empty jam jars could help. In remembrance of the about 500 Eurobodalla Shire men who served in
From about regional
‘Jaw-dropping’ find: Search for soldier’s relatives after WWI diary turns up among donated books
In November 1916, digger James Leslie Robinson was a stretcher bearer and ambulance driver during the chaotic and bloody Battle of the Somme. At just 20 years old, he was a long way from his home i