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24th Battalion HQ Broodseinde Ridge 5 October 1917. The 24th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Originally raised in 1915 for service during World War I as part of the 1st Australian Imperial Force, it was attached to the 6th Brigade, 2nd Division and served during the Gallipoli campaign and in the trenches of the Western Front in France and Belgium.


John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre of picture) who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He did this for three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. Simpson and his Donkey are a key part of the "Anzac legend".


HMS Irresistible sinking in the Dardanelles, 18th march 1915. The allied fleet tried to force their way through the narrows, and many ships like the Irresistible were lost to mines

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CANAKKALE, Hier is de slag om Canakkale gehouden, het waren de Osmaansen, de Duitsers en de Oostenrijk-Hongaarse tegen de Engelsen en Fransen. De slag is gewonnen door de Centralen. De Geallieerden hebben 252000 verliezen geleden en de Centralen 250000.


Private John Sidney Diamond, 6th Battalion, sitting on a camel in front of the Sphinx at Giza. He enlisted with 6th Battalion AIF on 17 August 1914. He was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal for displaying 'great courage' during the landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 25-26 April 1915, in which he assisted in the halt of a retirement and led his unit forward under heavy fire. After the Gallipoli campaign, Diamond was commissioned and subsequently served on the Western Front.