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WAGS 11th Battalion Project - Video
Some of the men in this 8 minute video are known to be in the WW1 Cheops Pyramid photo of the 11th Battalion, others are possibly there and not yet identified.
Some of the men shown are known not to be in the photo and joined the 11th Battalion after the photo was taken. Many of these men paid the supreme sacrifice at Gallipoli, and at the Western Front.
Lest we forget.
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11th Bn Project - Multi-Media tributes
Click on the links below, or use the individual blog page items.
HMAS Sydney (1) v's Emden - RAN tribute
Convoy leaves Albany - AWM Film Archives
Men of the 11th Battalion - WAGS Video
11th Battalion Sails into History - HTAWA Video
The Pendant & The Lamerton Brothers - ABC Great Southern Video
Beth talks about her Dad James - Prelude to Commemoration Service at Kings Park War Memorial 10 Jan 2015
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100 years ago today - November 9, 1914
The German raider Emden was creating havoc in the oceans, and a watch was out for her whereabouts.
News came in whilst the AIF convoy was en-route that the Emden was close by, HMAS Sydney steamed away from the convoy to tackle the menace. HMAS Sydney did battle with SMS Emden near Cocos Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean, the sea battle ended in favour of the Sydney.
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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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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.
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