11th Battalion Kings Park Commemoration Service Event 10 Jan 2015
The service is open to all and will commence at 09:00am and finish at approximately 10:30am.
This event is for any 11Bn soldier, not just those in the Cheops photo.
When the guns have ceased to thunder and the cruel war is done,
And the story told of nations and what each has lost and won,
Will those who write the record ever pause to note the loss
Of the many thousand heroes who did not get the cross?
J. H. Barnes "My Brother's Son" - Globe Theatre, Sept. 9, 1915.
Descendants/family of any 11th Battalion soldiers are asked to complete our Registration form (if not already done so).
Descendants name tag forms are available on the following link - Descendants/family ID name tag forms - please print (in colour) and complete as many copies as needed for your group - they are colour coded by 11Bn Company.
There is also a separate photo ID tag form to help us keep track of people in the Group & Banner Photos, please print the appropriate form/s (in colour), fill in the details & hand it in to a WAGS volunteer on the day - 11Bn banner photo tag forms
11th Battalion Kings Park Commemoration Service 10 Jan 2015 - Big Banner
This service is being held on the 100th anniversary of the day on which 704 men of the 11th Battalion were photographed on the Great Pyramid (Cheops) in Egypt prior to their involvement in the landing at Gallipoli.
Participants and descendants or family of any of the 11th Battalion soldiers who plan to attend the Commemorative Service, will have the opportunity to participate in group photos.
Descendants in particular will be asked to gather for a commemorative photo, and may also choose to have an individual or family group photo taken alongside a big Commemorative Banner of the Cheops photo.
This banner will be located at the War Memorial on the north and south walls of the crypt. The War Memorial wardens and RSL WA have granted us permission to attach the banner to the crypt for this unique photo opportunity.
For the descendants/family group photo, we would ask attendees to form up in a group reflecting the Company that their soldier was assigned to originally, in accordance with the diagram below.
Copies of the descendants/family photos will be available in the weeks following the event. Photographs of the official event will also be available.
Assembly area for the 11th Battalion Descendants/Family Group Photo at Kings Park, 10 January 2015 - a copy of the map below and other information is available on the following pdf link 11Bn Commemorative Service photo - Participants information and assembly area map
To find your soldier, go to the: WAGS 11th Battalion website (then click on the Cheops grid or clear photo & click again to zoom).
This Commemorative Service and Event is supported by Lotteries West