Monthly Archives: July 2016

Lone Pine service at Gallipoli

The commemorative service planned for 6 August at Lone Pine, Gallipoli will not proceed. Turkish authorities have asked the Australian Government to reconsider holding the service on 6 August, 2016 […]

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Veterans Mental Health Precinct at Glenside Update

For a complete update on the Veterans Mental Health Precinct at Glenside, view the PDF below: VMH Bulletin – Issue 9 – Final

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Australian couple awarded the highest French honour for contribution to village where diggers died

Australians Barry Gracey and Yvonne Gracey-Hall have been awarded France’s highest honour for their work in a small French village where Australian diggers fought and died in their thousands in […]

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Korean Veterans’ Day

Australians should pause and remember those who served in the Korean War and post armistice period on today’s 63rd anniversary of the signing of the armistice. Some 18,000 Australians served […]

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Dan Tehan’s speech at 100th anniversary commemoration service for Battle of Pozières

We stand here at the memorial to our fallen soldiers to remember. To remember our loss and pay tribute to its legacy. Unlike other forces, our soldiers were not forced […]

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Life of WWI fundraiser Samuel Lunn celebrated in new exhibition

AUSTRALIA’S wartime heroism has been eulogised in stories of sacrifice upon the beaches of Gallipoli, the massacres of the Pozieres, and the battles of Fromelles and Flanders Fields. South Australians […]

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The Hon Dan Tehan MP on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Pozières

Today Australia remembers the sacrifice made by Australian servicemen on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Pozières. The Battle of Pozières (23 July, 1916 to 3 September, 1916) saw […]

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Dan Tehan to lay a wreath at Menin Gate honouring Australia’s missing soldiers

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, will today lay a wreath at the Menin Gate memorial in Belgium in honour of Australian soldiers who died in […]

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Dan Tehan’s speech at VC Corner Cemetery for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles

“In places the parapet was repaired with bodies – bodies that but yesterday had housed the personality of a friend by whom we had warmed ourselves. If you had gathered […]

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Dan Tehan’s speech at Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles

Others would work by night and struggle under the weight of their friends. Sergeant Simon Fraser of the 57th Battalion remembered the effort: “I could not lift him on my […]

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