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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


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 Monday, 10 January 2022 10:49


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


11th Bn. Commemoration - Update

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11th Battalion Centenary Commemorative Service - Information Update 11th Battalion Kings Park Commemoration Service 10 Jan 2015 - Big Banner

Plans are well advanced for our Centenary Commemorative Service at the Flame of Remembrance, Perth War Memorial, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia on 10 January 2015.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 December 2021 14:42


Mystery or Myth

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Are men on Cheops Pyramid in groups? 11Bn Cheops grid photo - clusters

There is a myth around the pyramid photo that the soldiers all lined up behind their respective officers, and in their Company or Section groupings.

There is some evidence that soldiers of the 11th Battalion, when they assembled on the pyramid for the Cheops photo, to some extent formed groups or clusters - but was it in company or section clusters?

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 08:43


11th Battalion Embarks

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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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