History

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
23 August

1918 — Lt W.D. Joynt (8th Battalion) won VC at HERLEVILLE WOOD, France

1918 — Lt L.D. McCarthy won VC at MADAME WOOD, France

1940 — HMAS SYDNEY, WATERHEN, and STUART bombard Gulf of Bomba, LIBYA