Australian soldiers landing in Egypt after being evacuated from Greece. The evacuation took place between April and May 1941. There was heavy casualties during this campaign with 320 killed and 2,030 captured
Wilfred Owen Gibbons born in the Uk Wilfred was working on a station in Longreach at the time of enlistment. He embarked on the HMAT "Borda" on the June Wilfred was wounded in action in Belgium dying on the June 1917 from these wounds at the age of 29
Alec William Campbell
Alec William Campbell joined the Australian Army in 1915 at the age of 16 years old...Alec served as a storage carrier in Gallipoli before being invalided home in 1916......He was Australia's longest surviving participant of the Gallipoli Campaign dying in 2002.....Alec was born in Tasmania 26Feb 1899
Private Charles Grimson born 1876 Cumnock New South Wales.....1st Australian Light Horse Regiment and 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles ....Charles was promoted to Corporal after he single handedly captured a Turkish Trench, releasing a number of Australian soldiers held prisoners and capturing a large stockpile of weapons in Gaba Tepe 1915..............Charles embarked upon the HMAT Star of Victoria October 20th 1914 in Sydney
Frederic Daniel Grimson born 1890 near Cumnock New South Wales He embarked from Sydney 30 th October 1916 on the HMAT Argyllshire and joined the Battalion on April 1917 in France Sadly Frederic died of unknown causes just 4 days later.
It’s believed Private Richard Martin lied about his place of birth, stating he was from New Zealand when he enlisted in December 1914 in order to avoid rejection based on his race. He was wounded in action three times before being killed in March
Private Leonard Charles Lovett, a drover who enlisted and served with the Battalion of the AIF. This was at a time when Indigenous people weren’t even considered Australian citizens. They weren’t counted in the census and most couldn’t vote.