Australian's Involvement in WW1


As Britain readied itself to declare war on Germany in August 1914, future Australian Prime Minister Andrew Fisher promised that ‘Australia will stand behind our Mother Country to help and defend her to our last man and our last shilling’.




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1. What year did Australia become involved in WW1? 

2. Who were the ANMEF? What was their first action in the WW1?

3. What happened on the 25th April 1915?

4. What significant events took place when Australian troops/ soldiers went to the Middle East?

5. In 1914, Australia's population was just under 5 million. How many Australian men enlisted to fight?

6. How many Australian men became casualties?

7. What happened in March 1918?

8. What was the RAN?

9. How did the RAN contribute to Australia's defence of neighbouring countries and islands?

10. Use the second link of the unknown soldiers Eulogy. Imagine you are that soldier, one day before he died, write a letter to your family back home describing the conditions and experiences you are having. 

Remember, this letter is being written in a time of war. Think about the things you would write to your family. This soldier did not know he would die, make sure your letter is an update of the war, the experiences, this is not a goodbye letter. 



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World War I ended in November 1918. In the years since, Australians have established traditions and practices that recall the sacrifces of Australians who served and died in the war. For families too far away to attend a funeral service or see the burial plot, these traditions and practices provide some comfort. It has also helped people of later generations to understand the experiences of those who fought.