ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918).
Each year, on this day, solemn ceremonies of remembrance are celebrated throughout Australia and New Zealand.
This image was inspired by a visit to The Park of the Australian Soldier in Beer Sheba, Israel. The park was opened in 2008, in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the “Charge of the Light Horse” on the 31st October 1917. The centrepiece of the new park, is the Light Horse memorial statue created by the renowned Australian sculptor Peter Corlett .
I have, since my visit, posted three images of this statue from different angles: Australian Light Horse, 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment – Trooper Ion Idriess , and 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment .
This image was created to remember Anzac Day, and in particular the personal sacrifice of two officers killed in “The Charge of the Light Horse” on the 31st October 1917.
Second Lietenant F.J. Burton – Farmer; of Minyap, Vic ; b. Nullan, Vic , 22 Dec, 1893. Killed in action. 31 Oct., 1917.
Lieutenant B.P.G. Meredith – Grazier; of Larpent, Colac, Vic.; b Keilamete, Terang, Vic., 9 July 1882. Killed in action, 31 Oct., 1917.
were from the 4th Australian Light Horse, and are mentioned in the “Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918”.
This reference, can be found in Volume 7 – The Australian Imperial Force in Sinai and Palestine, 1914–1918 (10th edition, 1941) – Chapter XXIII , page 397. Written by H. S. Gullett
An excerpt is on the facing page.
This image includes a stock image (Fotolia) background of a sunset and silhouette of an Australian soldier.
Photographs of the statue, and the gravestones of both officers in the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Beer Sheeba.
Tag cloud, showing words extracted from “The Ode”, created on Tagxedo
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