World War 1

Collection by Marlene Van Zetten

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John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (6 July 1892 – 19 May 1915),

Simpson

An animated tribute to the fallen. Why was Simpson denied his rightful Honours? Which General was sacked after Gallipoli? Who shot the Red Baron? You decide!” >

Pip, Squeak and Wilfred are the affectionate names given to the three WW1 campaign medals — The 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal respectively.  My great uncle William Turner earned these - paying the ultimate sacrifice in Pozieres, France.

Pip, Squeak and Wilfred are the affectionate names given to the three WW1 campaign medals — The 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal respectively. My great uncle William Turner earned these - paying the ultimate sacrifice in Pozieres, France.

An Australian Army slouch hat in a poppy field.

An Australian Army slouch hat in a poppy field.

From the USA National Anthem - but relevant to Australia.

From the USA National Anthem - but relevant to Australia.

"Pozieres Village" - we had lunch at Le Tommys - great little pub.   The publican had a set of Australian bank notes, except the $5.00 one - lucky we had one so we gave it to him to complete his collection.

"Pozieres Village"

This is the famous French village of Pozieres where the Australian Soldiers fought in World War One. Four attacking phases cost our forces 23,000 casualties in six weeks. It was part of the German Second Line defences during the Battle of the Somme that started on the 1st July 1916. The famous villages of La Boisselle & Ovillers is only 3000 yards away from here. We are standing on the high ground at the N/E end of the village on the main Roman road that runs down to the towns Albert and…

Le Tommy where we had lunch in Pozieres, France.

Le Tommy where we had lunch in Pozieres, France.

Plaque for the school built in Villers Brettoneux by Australians.

Plaque for the school built in Villers Brettoneux by Australians.

Google Search - - Pozieres. France

Google Search - - Pozieres. France

My great uncle died (missing in action) here in Pozieres, France.  A very emotional journey for me in 2011

My great uncle died (missing in action) here in Pozieres, France. A very emotional journey for me in 2011