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Goldfields to Gallipoli

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Blown up on the job again!11th Btn CheopsPyramid

Many of the young men working in the WA Goldfields, did their duty by enrolling in the A.I.F. to fight in WWI.

The image of the men of the 11th Btn shown here was taken in 1915, but many of their number were victims of the battles at Gallipoli, and many of those in the photo died on the Western Front.

Having escaped the prospect of being a victim of a mining accident, or being blown up and killed by an explosion at a mine site, as happened to some of those memorialised in WAGS Lonely Graves website, all too many of these brave young men suffered the same fate at Gallipoli or on the Western Front.

Our Gallipoli Dead from Western Australia website, and the Gallipoli Dead WA check list are a testament to the men who made the supreme sacrifice.

The WAGS Blog article, The Vigilans - we will remember them, is a reminder of the contribution made, and seeks assistance in making a suitable frame for this memorial photo of the 11 Btn, which will then be put on display in the WAGS Library.

Can you Help? If you can please contact the WAGS Librarian

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 09:36

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