One Hundred Years since the Armistice in 1918

Commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War

Now having commanded "the largest force of mounted troops which any officer in the British Army has commanded in any campaign in which our troops have fought" [1], Sir Harry would be busy after the War developing and sustaining the Australian Army, along with embarking on projects to ensure that the effort of the Anzacs was never forgotten, and in the years that followed, advocating for veterans and their families.  Here are some articles and events that commemorate the 100 years since the Armistice.

LH gathering anemones at Belah Paletibne

From the Australian War Memorial: "An Australian Light Horseman collecting anemones near Belah in Palestine (1918)  The soldier was identified in 2007 as being 2601 Trooper George 'Pop' Redding, 8th Light Horse Regiment. Redding enlisted from Benalla, Victoria, on 28 August 1915 stating his age to be 44. He was in fact 57 making him nearly 61 at the time of this photograph and one of the oldest enlisted men in the AIF."  Photographer Frank Hurley

Martin Place, Sydney, 11-11-1918


[1]  Text quoted from a speech given by General William Birdwood from an article appearing in The Australasian Traveller in 1920: State Library of Queensland.  View the full article here.