Tag - ANZAC

HMAS ANZAC Korea

6 SEP 1951: The Korean War and HMAS ANZAC bombs targets near Haeju. HMAS ANZAC was detached from HMS Glory's screen to bombard targets near Haeju, Korea. The ANZAC was one of 11 Australian ships to serve in Korea. HMAS ANZAC (D59) was a Battle class destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy. Named after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, the destroyer was commissioned in 1951. The ship served on two tours of duty during the Korean War, and...

Samuel Pearse, VC, MM

29 AUG 1919: World War I and Sergeant Samuel George Pearse, MM, 45th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (ex-AIF), originally from Glamorganshire, United Kingdom, earns the Victoria Cross north of Emsta, North Russia. It was a posthumous award. Sam Pearse (1897-1919) came to Victoria from Wales when only young. He enlisted in the AIF before he had turned 18. After brief service on Gallipoli with the 7th Battalion, he went to the Western Front, where he saw a lot of action...

Army Memorial Dedicated

1 NOV 1989: The Australian National Army Memorial is dedicated today. The memorial commemorates the service of Australians as members of the Australian Army in all wars. The Memorial on ANZAC Parade, commemorates the service of Australian soldiers. Australian soldiers have fought as a national group in conflicts since the Second Boer War in South Africa. This memorial commemorates their continuing tradition of service, in war, conflict and peace operations. The memorial was unveiled by the Governor-General of Australia, The Hon....