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Cheops Photo ID# Index
Note: This index table is constantly being updated and may not accurately or fully reflect the latest totals, likewise the grid image (link via the photo below) is also being constantly updated but may not have all of the soldiers showing as they appear in the index below.
Records indicate that 396 men of the 11th Battalion died as a result of the Gallipoli campaign, many others died on the Western Front and many of them will be in the Cheops photo. Photo ID#'s showing in this index in bold green text are identified & confirmed, ID#'s in bold yellow text are identified but not yet confirmed.
The column with the two stars ** denotes a Gallipoli related death
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Nominal Roll - Officers and men of the 11th Bn original enlistments
This is a list of those men who made up the original contingent, embarking Fremantle on the 31st October 1914 on the Ascanius (HMAT A11) and the Medic (HMAT A7), and joining the convoy from Albany as they sailed into history on November 2nd after spending 2 days at anchor in Gage Roads. These are the only men who could appear in the Cheops photo.
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WAGS 11th Battalion website is under re-construction
The WAGS 11th Battalion website is currently being rebuilt
Articles and images are being restored as time permits
Links on some pages will not work properly until the destination page has been re-instated, so please bear with us until the job is completed.
Thank you for your patience... Please check back soon.
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This page is for comparing images of the men in the Khufu photo with other images that we have of the soldier concerned.
The page will be used to enable descendant families to view their soldier in a unique and comparative manner; not all of the soldiers in the Pyramid image will be featured here.
The images shown may change from time to time to enable different families to view their soldier/s. Khufu/Cheops Image crop will be on the left - with a comparison image on right.
The first example shown below is of Cheops ID# 120 (taken on 10 Jan 1915), with a comparative image taken at the Sphinx in late March 1915. This soldier has been positively identified as 136 Private (later Captain) Frederick Albrecht.
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Click and use the green slider to move/slide between images in the combined image below.
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August 4 - War declared
England declared war against Germany on 4th August 1914.As a member of the Commonwealth, Australia was automatically at war with Germany.
August 5 - Mobilisation
Given the support that the Australian political leaders had expressed to the United Kingdom in the lead up to the war declaration, being a part of the Commonwealth, the general attitude among the majority of those who now called Australia home as being part of Great Britain, the broad acceptance by the Australian population that 20,000 troops would be supplied, the able bodied men now rushed to enlist.
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At the end of June 1914 the population of Australia was estimated to be 4,921,823.
This was comprised of 2,561,018 males (52.0%) and 2360,805 females (48.0%).
Western Australia had seen an explosive population growth in the 30 years prior to 1914. From under 50,000 in the early 1890's to some 200,000 by 1910.
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11Bn Descendants Kings Park 10 Jan 2015
After breakfast this morning the whole Battalion descendants was gathered up to the Kings Park Flame and Memorial and we had a photo took, or at least several of them.
(Capt. Barnes - 10 Jan 2015?)
We can imagine that had he been here, Captain Barnes would have made his diary entry for 10 Jan 2015 along the lines above. We can also be pretty sure he would have enjoyed seeing so many of the original 11th Battalion descendants gathered for a commemorative service and to "have a photo took, or several of them".
Well some of Captain Barnes family attended the Centenary event and "had their photo took", along with many other families of his fellow 11th Battalion soldiers.
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Primary Address by Brigadier Duncan Warren AM RFD (Retd)
Brig. Warren's address at the 11th Battalion Commemoration Service on 10 January 2015 was a fitting tribute to the men of the 11th Battalion.
This video includes an audio track of Brig. Warren's speech and a transcription of the speech is included below.