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11th Battalion Khufu Photo

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11th Battalian Khufu Photo


The Project

The idea for the project came as a result of the donation of a print of the Cheops image which is now framed and hanging in the WAGS Library, coupled with a desire to expand the work of the late Allan Ellam who, in the 1980s, commenced a similar project. The WAGS Webmaster, Chris Loudon divided a digital copy of the photograph into grids and numbered each man, thereby enabling their features to be enlarged and their position in the image to be easily identified. As a result, it is hoped to identify as many of the men in the photo as possible by 10 January 2015, the centenary of the day on which the photograph was taken.

To find out all about the project, go to the 11b Website11th Battalion at Khufu (Cheops) Pyramid 10 Jan 1915



Last Updated on Saturday, 29 June 2019 14:48


Lost Diggers - Photo Exhibition

Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt  2616 Private Edward HIGGINS 11Bn and 51Bn and his mate at Vignacourt ca early 1918

11th Battalion Pingelly Boy in Thuillier Exhibition - WA Museum Perth until 30 August 9:00 till 5:00

2616 Private Edward HIGGINS, and an as yet unknown mate are just two of the young men who found their way to the Thuillier farm outside Vignacourt in the Somme battlefields of France during the 1914-1918 war, and had their photo taken (click image to zoom).

Pingelly boys Private Edward Higgins and his brother John Murray Higgins joined the 11th Battalion on the same day, 18 June 1915. Edward was allocated to the 8th reinforcements and John to the 7th reinforcements. Their younger brother Russel also joined up in 1918.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 14:42


The Ghost of a Moment in Time

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John Curtin Gallery Floor Talk 11th Battalion Khufu Photo copy negative

The Ghost of a Moment in Time - is the title of a floor talk by stalwart WAGS 11th Battalion Project worker, ex WAGS Librarian and former Librarian Manager of the State Library’s Heritage Pictorial collection, Julie Martin. Julie has a personal interest in the social history of Western Australia and photographs as objects and sources of information and has done some extensive research of the 11th Battalion Khufu / Cheops pyramid image.

WEDNESDAY 29 JULY - 12:30pm - 13:30pm at the John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Bentley - Don't miss this fascinating talk - John Curtin Gallery location map below...

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015 18:43


Game to the Last - ANZAC Talk

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James Hurst, author of Game to the Last - The Eleventh Australian Infantry Battalion at Gallipoli is giving a free talk at ANZAC House Perth on Wednesday 15 April at 10:00am, and aiming to demystify the Gallipoli Landing by carving a clearer picture of the battle on that day.

James will focus on the experience of the 11th Battalion, and tell the stories of some of the men who appear in the now well know 'pyramid photo' of 10 January 1915.

Places are limited - To register please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or phone 9287 3799 to book a spot.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 20:23

11th Bn Cheops Event Photo Identification Form

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Genealogy at its best - Cheops Descendants Identification & Photo Order Form  Kings Park 10 Jan 2015 - 11Bn Cheops photo descendants

Once you have identified yourself of the Event Photos, go here: Together 100 years Apart,  please fill in the details on the following form.

Various photos taken on 10 Jan 2015 around the Flame of Remembrance and War Memorial are now available. 

Details of where to download the high resolution images will be forwarded to you by email.

Click "Read More" to complete the form

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 December 2016 17:13


Together 100 Years Apart

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10 Jan 1915 Giza, Egypt & 10 Jan 2015, Perth, Western Australia  11th Bn Descendants -Kings Park War Memorial 10 Jan 2015

We can image that had he been here, Captain Barnes would have made his diary entry for 10 Jan 2015 along the lines of; "After breakfast this morning the whole Battalion descendants was gathered up to the Kings Park Flame and Memorial and we had a photo took, or at least several of them."

Also pretty sure he would have enjoyed seeing so many of the original 11th Battalion descendants gathered for a commemorative service, including members of his own extended family, and to "have a photo took, or several of them".

See more below...

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 December 2016 17:48


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