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11th Battalion A.I.F. - Cheops Pyramid Website Launched

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At the end of the WAGS Computer Group meeting on Saturday 8th March 2014, CIG attendees and visitors from the Western Australian Special Interest Group, plus some especially invited members, were given a demonstration of the new WAGS web project:

11th Battalion A.I.F. - Cheops Pyramid website

The Project

The idea for the project came as a result of the donation of a print of the Cheops (Khufu) Pyramid image which is now framed and hanging in the WAGS Library, coupled with a desire to complete 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. In addition, the site will record the stories and honour the sacrifices made by the men of the 11th. Many of the men in this photo were killed in action at Gallipoli, and on the Western Front.

You can help by sending in details, and a contemporary photo of the soldier as proof of identity.

Details are on the website here: 11th Battalion A.I.F. on the Great Pyramid of Giza, 10 January 1915.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 21:42

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