It's the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 and various commemorative events will be held across Australia to remember our service men and women.

ANZAC Day April 100 years on. It's the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 and various commemorative events will be held across Australia to remember our service men and women.

Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, awarded the Victoria Cross, Australia's highest military honour, for his service in Afghanistan. On 11 June 2010, as part of a Special Operations Task Group, Cpl Roberts-Smith exposed his own position to draw fire away from his patrol, storming the enemy position, allowing his patrol to lift the weight of fire from other Australian troops. Also awarded the Medal for Gallantry and is the most highly decorated serving member of the Australian Defence Force.

Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, awarded the Victoria Cross, Australia's highest military honour, for his service in Afghanistan.

Victoria Cross (VC). The premier award for gallantry, the VC may be awarded to all ranks of the services and civilians for gallantry in the presence of the enemy. It may be awarded posthumously.

The premier award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross may be awarded to all ranks of the British services for gallantry in the presence of the enemy. It is often awarded posthumously.

Australian War Memorial, Canberra

The Australian War Memorial. ANZAC day 25 April 2015 remembering a 100 years since the first landing at Gallipoli.

Anzac Cove-Gallıpolı "those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives! you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country therefore rest in pecae. there is no difference between the johnnies and mehmet's to us where they lie side here in this country of ours. you, the mothers! who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears. your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well. ATATÜRK"

Day 2 - Gallipoli Anzac Cove-Gallıpolı "those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives! you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country therefore rest in peace.

Trooper Mark Donaldson VC, the first Australian soldier awarded a Victoria Cross since 1969. Trooper Donaldson was a member of the Special Air Service Regiment when he exposed himself to enemy fire, 2 September 2008, to protect injured troops and then rescued an interpreter under heavy enemy fire in Oruzgan province during Operation Slipper in Afghanistan. Awarded Young Australian of the Year 2010 and promoted to Corporal in June 2010.

Trooper Mark Donaldson VC, the first Australian soldier awarded a Victoria Cross…

1917-18  Australian Soldiers - I'm going to Villers Bretonneux for Anzac Day to honor all the young boys and men who fought in this dreadful war and thank the people of the village for remembering and honoring them.

Supports going up after battle to relieve the front trenches, note the three observation balloons above the bright cloud - Frank Hurley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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