The Anzac Memorial was created by the people of New South Wales as a place to remember the impact of the Great War (1914 – 1918). Although the Memorial did not open until 1934 the need for the Memorial was recognised as soon as the casualty figures from the 1915 Gallipoli campaign became public knowledge. Planning for a Memorial of some kind began with the establishment of a fund on the first anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1916.


On this day
27 August

1915 — Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train landed at Gallipoli

1918 — LCPL B.S. Gordon (41 BN) won VC at Bray-sur-Somme, FRANCE