Plan Your Visit
Information to ready yourself for a visit to NSW's principal war memorial

The Anzac Memorial is dedicated to the remembrance of Australians who have served in the Defence Force. It is a place of commemoration and remembrance of the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping. 

We request that visitors behave in a respectful manner at all times. Food and drink may not be consumed within the Memorial. We also request that mobile phones be switched to silent. All commercial photography is prohibited.

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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