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Leaving old Freo & Sailing into History HMAT Medic (A7)

100 years ago today on the 31st of October 1914, the men of the 11th Battalion entrained from Blackboy Hill training camp to Fremantle. There they boarded the two ships waiting for them in port, joining other troops who had already sailed from the Eastern States.

“A” and “B” Companies with their 6 Officers and 236 men boarded the HMAT Medic (A7), the remainder of the Battalion boarding HMAT Ascanius (A11), 788 men, including 26 officers. They finally departed from Gage Roads 2 days later, and unbeknown to them, destined for Egypt.

For a full list of the 11th Battalion soldiers who embarked, and a special video, go to the WAGS 11th Battalion Cheops Website, links below...

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 19:20

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WDYTTA - Who Do You Think They Are?

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Graffiti on the Cheops Pyramid? 11th Battalion Cheops ID# 414

Is there a Graffiti Artist among the soldiers on the pyramid?

We don't know, but one of the men is standing next to what looks like fresh graffiti initials carved into the pyramid stone. Did he do it?

Grid Row H thunbnails are now available on the WAGS 11th Battalion website.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 21:56

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RSLWA supports WAGS Cheops project

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Listening Post article on WAGS 11th Battalion project rsllogo1rsllogo 14-18

Our friends at the Western Australian Branch of the RSL have been fully supportive of the WAGS 11th Battalion Project since inception. The September Listening Post has a full page article giving us a great plug.

See the full article in on the WAGS 11th Battalion Cheops website; a clip & link is shown below

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 14:10

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11th Bn. Commemoration - Registration

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11th Battalion Centenary Commemorative Service - Registration 11th Battalion Kings Park Commemoration Service 10 Jan 2015

rsllogo1 rslwalogo1The Returned Services League of Australia WA Branch in conjunction with the Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS) invites descendants of all soldiers of the 11th Battalion A.I.F. to attend a Centenary Commemorative Service at the Flame of Remembrance, Perth War Memorial, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia on 10 January 2015.

The service will commence at 09:00am and finish at approximately 10:30am.  Registration form below...

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 15:59

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WAGS Cheops Grid Image

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Zoomable Cheops grid image Cheops photo - SLWA 4496b

With some assistance from our friends at The West Australian, and our web hosts Openwire, we now have a zoomable grid image of the Cheops photo available here.

We are working on getting the plain image available as well.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 21:54

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Mapping the 11Bn Men

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Maps tell a story - The 11Bn Original Enlistments 11th Battalion original enlistments, places of birth

We know that the men who made up the original enlistments of the 11th Battalion in Western Australia came from all over the world, but it's not until you see their places of birth on a map that it hits home just how far flung their birth places were.

This is one of 3 maps that we have added to the 11th Battalion website. Makes interesting viewing.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 21:30

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Cheops Pyramid Photo Row A

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Who do you think they are? 015 - David John SIMCOCK - 951 Pte

Identify your 11th Battalion soldier in the Cheops photo under their ID number. Send in the details with a contemporay photo along with their story if you have one written, if not we will write one for you and put it on our website. Send details by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We will then make sure they are properly identified in the Cheops photo: 11Btn Cheops website

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 21:55

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11th Battalion Project

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WAGS 11th Battalion Project

The primary objective of this WAGS project is to name as many of the men in the Cheops Pyramid photo as possible by the centenary anniversary of the photo date, being 10 January 2015.

In addition, we are providing a venue for tributes to the men who served in the 11th Battalion to be recorded, and to be readily available to the public as a permanent record.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 21:23

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