Tag - Hindenburg

Australians Attack Hindenburg Line

18 SEP 1918: World War I and the Australians attack the Hindenburg Line. The 1st and 4th Australian divisions were successful in breaching the forward edge of the main German defensive line across the Picardy region of France. The Hindenburg Line was a formidable series of defences constructed by the German Army in northern France in late 1916 to which they had withdrawn in early 1917. After their spring offensive of 1918, the Germans incorporated the old British trenches facing the...

Alexander Buckley, VC

1 SEP 1918: World War I and Corporal Alexander Henry Buckley, 54th Battalion, originally from Warren, New South Wales, wins the Victoria Cross at Péronne. It was a posthumous award. Buckley was born on 22 July 1891 to James and Julia Buckley at Gulargambone, New South Wales, Australia. One of four children, he was home schooled on his parents' property Homebush during his childhood. After completing his schooling, he worked on the family farm with his father. Buckley enlisted in...