About the Memorial

The Anzac Memorial is administered by a Board of Trustees appointed under the Anzac Memorial (Building) Act 1923. The Trustees are responsible for the management, maintenance and preservation of the Anzac Memorial as New South Wales’ principal war memorial.

The Trustees' vision is "To PROMOTE, MAINTAIN and ENHANCE the Anzac Memorial as the State's principal commemorative and interpretive monument dedicated to the service and sacrifice of Australians in armed conflicts, to maximise its potential to inform all visitors and to educate future generations."

On this day

On this day
26 March

1917 — First Battle of GAZA began. This was the first Allied attempt to capture this major Turkish centre 32km inside the border of PALESTINE. Two Australian Light Horse Brigades, the ANZAC Mounted Division, and the Imperial Camel Corps were involved in the battle

1917 — CAPT P. CHERRY, a GALLIPOLI veteran, won a Victoria Cross at LAGNICOURT, France. Despite facing strong opposition, Cherry organised machine-gun and bombing parties to progress his company’s attack after all of the Officers became casualties. He was killed during this action. The Victoria Cross and the Military Medal he had won earlier were presented posthumously. There were 1010 Australian casualties, including 300 taken prisoner in this battle