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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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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.
NOTE: If the full comparison image is not showing refresh your browser.
Click and use the green slider to move/slide between images in the combined image below.
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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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11th Battalion family gathers at the War Memorial
Kings Park Perth, Jan 10 2015
Today, 100 years to the day and the hour since the Cheops Photo was taken, saw some 800 descendants of the soldiers of the 11th Battalion gathered at the Flame of Remembrance and War Memorial at Kings Park in Perth for a Commemorative Service and photo opportunity.
These images will give a sense of what the day was like for the descendants who managed to gather for the service.
Together 100 Years Apart
10 Jan 1915 11Bn at Khufu Pyramid, Giza, Egypt - 10 Jan 2015 11Bn Families at State War Memorial, Kings Park, Perth, WA