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Anzac day. 25th April 1915.

Yes, one of my ancestors:

Roll of Honour
John William Hamilton
Rank: Major
Unit: 6th Battalion (Infantry)
Service: Army
Conflict: 1914-1918
Date of death: 25 April 1915
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery or memorial details: Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey.
War Grave Register notes: HAMILTON, Maj. John William. 6th Bn. Killed in action 25th April, 1915. Age 45. Son of William and Anne Mellefont Hamilton; husband of Una Hamilton, of Rosedale, Kerferd St., East Malvern, Victoria, Australia. Native of Clonmel, Ireland. 25.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
 
IVES, JAMES

Rank:private
Service No:12523
Date of Death: 09/08/1915 (Gallipoli).
Age:
26
Regiment/Service:Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

9th Bn.
Panel Reference
Panel 150 to 152.
Memorial
HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Rose Ellen Ives, of The Old Red Lion Cottages, Longwick, Princes Risboro', and the late Joseph Ives.
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Ist cousin, once removed.


Steve.:)
 
Just watching the Sydney Anzac march the Royal Navy service men that stayed here after the 2 WW just went through. My Dad George Cooper would have been one of these had he lived.

Glen.
 
ANZAC day game at the MCG, blockbuster, played in the spirit.
Played the last post then 90,000 people stood for 1 minute silence.
You could hear a pin drop.
So beautiful.
Record crowds at marches and dawn services.
Wonderful to see the young ones waving their flags.
On this day, we remember every man, woman and child who died in many wars from every country.
"At the going down of the sun"

Ozn
 
Roll of Honour - Ivan Hartlett Harrison
Service number: 3360
Rank: Corporal
Unit: 14th Battalion (Infantry)
Service: Australian Army
Conflict: 1914-1918
Date of death: 16 November 1916
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery or memorial details: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France

War Grave Register notes: HARRISON, Cpl. Ivan Hartlett, 3360. 14th Bn. Australian Inf. Killed in action 16th Nov., 1916. Age 24. Son of John Toward Harrison and Sarah Harrison, of Meyer St., Donald, Victoria, Australia. X. H. 21.
 
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Missed this thread....very nice...

The men from Aus did go,
And little did they know,
What horrors were in store
For some they were no more.

Blazed in the colour gold,
They sailed with spirits bold,
To fight with other foe
How were they meant to know.

Cut down in there prime,
Now standing tall in time,
The bugles playing loud,
For a nation...oh so proud.
 
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