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On this day, 16 January 1962. Death of Frank Hurley. Hurley was the first official AIF photographer having been appointed in 1917.

He was also a photographer for Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–13), and Ernest Shackleton’s 1914–16 expedition. Lest we forget

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Lieutenant Colonel Thomas John Todd C M G, D S O and Bar
10th Australian Light Horse
Died: 23/01/1919
Age: 45
Headstone Inscription:
Son of James and Eliza Todd. Born at Christchurch, New Zealand.

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas John Todd, a 41 year old Accountant and Boer War veteran from Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia, enlisted on the 2nd October 1914 into the 10th Light Horse Regiment. The 10th Light Horse embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia aboard HMAT A47 Mashobra on the 8th February 1915 for Egypt.

Having actively participated at Gallipoli, the defence of the Suez Canal and subsequent campaigns in the Sinai the Light Horse were moved towards Palestine. Todd was wounded in action on the 19th April 1917 during the Second Battle of Gaza where the 10th suffered their heaviest casualties since Gallipoli. The regiment went onto take part in the Battle of Beersheba and the follow up actions that lasted until early January 1918.

From this time onwards, for the next two months, the 10th Light Horse Regiment remained in continuous combat action until relieved for three months refit and training at Deir el Belah from early January 1918. In early April 1918, the 10th Light Horse Regiment moved into the Jordan Valley and took part in the invasion of Moab and took Es Salt during the action of 30 April – 4 May 1919.

Sadly, Lieutenant Colonel Todd, having lived through the Great War, fell ill and died in Cairo on the 23rd of January 1919. For his services, TODD was awarded the DSO and Bar, and CMG. He was laid to rest in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, plot Q. 263 after a full military funeral.

Read Lieutenant Colonel Todd’s story on Facebook at the Cairo War Graves Project #WW1 #cairo #cairoegypt #anzacservice #anzacspirit #australia #wargraves #soldieringinegypt #thecairowargravesproject #lighthorse #egypt #cwgc

On this day, 14 January 1942. The 2/30th Battalion of the Australian 8th Division inflicts heavy casualties on Japanese in an ambush at Gemas in the first Australian contact with Japanese troops of the Second World War. Over 1000 casualties were suffered by the Japanese convoy (travelling on bicycles) with the loss of fifty Australians. Lest we forget.
#lestweforget #malayacampaign #worlwar2 #australianveterans #anzacs #anzacspirit #wewillrememberthem🇦🇺

The Roll of Honour is a visual representation of over 102,000 members of the Australian Armed forces who have died during, or as a result of war service in over 28 different conflicts dating back to 1885.
Two out of three soldiers were killed or wounded in the Great War alone! Very humbling experience for any Australian.
Would highly recommend a visit! Lest we forget.
#tourism #igtravel #anzacspirit #instapassport #travelpics #lestweforget #holiday #rememberance #anzac #instagood #fun #travelgram #travel #canberra #australia #travelstagram #lonelyplanet #awmemorial @awmemorial

The Shrine of Remembrance at ANZAC Square with the eternal flame that has been burning continuously since 11 November 1930.
ANZAC Square, despite being situated between two main streets in Brisbane city, is a peaceful place to just sit & watch the world go by. It is also one of my favourite places in Brisbane (if not 'the' favourite). (ANZAC = Australian & New Zealand Army Corps)

#canzaccookie ❤️ #anzacspirit with a little extra carbon on the odd one 😜🤫 #magicalbutter #cannasugarqueen 🌱👸🏻

Trooper Philip Edward Prime
3rd Australian Light Horse

Died: 28/10/1918
Age: 28
Headstone Inscription:
Son of George and Alice Jane Prime, of Prescott Terrace, Rose Park, South Australia. Born at Petersburg.

Born to Alice and George Prime in 1890, the 3rd eldest of 8 children. In 1911, Phillip had leased, with right to purchase, 1112 acres of land at Wirrega. He was clearing and cultivating land when war broke out. At his parents insistence he obtained his wool classing certificate before enlisting in the 1st A.I.F. in 1916, and despatched to Egypt. "PRIME.- Died in hospital Egypt, on 28th October, of pneumonia, signaller P E. Prime, 3rd. Light Horse, late of Wirrega, second eldest son of G. and A. J. Prime. Rose Park.” Read Phillip’s story on Facebook at the Cairo War Graves Project #WW1 #cairo #cairoegypt #anzacservice #anzacspirit #australia #wargraves #soldieringinegypt #thecairowargravesproject #lighthorse #egypt #cwgc

Lieutenant Henry William Bowd
Australian Flying Corps
Died: 25/10/1917
Age: 33
Headstone Inscription: 'Live Pure, Speak True, Right Wrong, Follow the King'
Son of William Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Bowd, of "Killarney," Warialda, New South Wales. Born at Emmaville.

Read Henry’s story on Facebook at the Cairo War Graves Project #WW1 #cairo #cairoegypt #anzacservice #anzacspirit #australia #wargraves #soldieringinegypt #thecairowargravesproject #aviators #flying #flyingcorps #egypt

For sometime of my particular research interests has been Egypt’s Commonwealth War Grave cemeteries - 2018 will see the start of the Cairo War Graves Project which will commemorate the lives of the 2,400 men and women resting in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. The team will be building a searchable database recording the stories of these remarkable individuals and a selection of the stories will be published in a forthcoming book. We would be very interested to hear from any families with relatives buried in the cemetery. #WW1 #WW2 #cairo #cairoegypt #soldieringinegypt #militaryhistory #wargraves #greatwar #soldiering #anzacspirit #masseystourists #instadaily #instahistory #instahistories #egypt

🇦🇺AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL🇦🇺

In remembrance & respect on the passing of Havala Laula - our last Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel . On Christmas Eve aged 92 in the remote village of Kagi on the Kokoda Track Mr Laula departed this World for the next , may he truly rest in peace 🙏🏼🇵🇬🇦🇺#png #fuzzywuzzyangel #anzacspirit #kokodatrack

PLEASE read the inscriptions in these grave stones!! There were more UNKNOWN SOLDIERS than known 💔 on Christmas Eve, I visited the burial site of many Australian soldiers who died on July 19-20th 1916 at Fromelles, France in World War I. Nearly 5000 Australians died at war here on that day, the highest amount of Australians to ever die in one battle. It was the first time I actually saw the graves of Australia soldiers. Australia has many monuments and memorials, but our soldiers always fought in foreign lands to help others. None of the memorials at home touched me the way this did. I stood there in the freezing cold at dusk, truly in the middle of nowhere, feeling too sad to leave them alone on Christmas still so far from their homes... so I stayed for the going down of the sun. They are heroes and they lay so far away from our beautiful homeland, but they are at peace in the beautiful countryside of France. ❤️ #anzac #anzacspirit #australia #wwi #fromelles

#fredwithred wanted to pay his respect to the #anzacspirit by checking out the memorial. #lestweforget #anzacspirit #albany #ifidontgetsomemetimetherewillbeafatality

Merry Christmas you rad people 🤙🏼🎅

Life is just one foot in front of the other no matter how great the task......#veterans4youth #veterans #Nzarmy #24hours #crossfitchallenge #noduff #anzacspirit
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Veterans helping youth.....veterans supporting veterans. Teaching our skills to the kids to build their mental resilience when tough times approach #veterans4youth #decerto #veterans4veterans #24hours #noduff #anzacspirit

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