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CENTENARY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR, 1914 - 1918
CENTENARY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR, 1914 - 1918
|Posted on October 17, 2014 at 8:38 PM||comments (56)|
The 14th Battalion Colours and Battle Honours are on display in the foyer of the St. Kilda Town Hall in the City of Port Phillip.
For the Centenary Dinner, we entered the hall adjacent to the foyer through a doorway above which was displayed the Colours of the 14th Battalion AIF.
You can read about the tradition and background of regimental colours here
Landing at Anzac
25 April 1915 - 26 April 1915
Awarded for participation in the amphibious assault, landing and consolidation of defensive positions at Anzac Cove.
06 August 1915 - 10 August 1915
Awarded for operations at Anzac between 6-10 August 1915, including the breakout, the various diversions, and operations conducted in support of the Suvla landing.
23 July 1916 - 03 September 1916
Awarded for operations conducted as part of the 1916 British Somme offensive in the vicinity of the village of Pozières, including the battle of Mouquet Farm.
03 May 1917 - 17 May 1917
Awarded for involvement in the Second Battle of Bullecourt: two weeks of bitter trench fighting which eventually, and at the cost of 2,250 Australian casualties, cleared and held part of the Hindenburg Line.
07 June 1917 - 14 June 1917
Acknowledges participation in the assault on, and occupation of, the Messines Ridge on the Western Front carried out by units of General Plumer's Second Army.
31 July 1917 - 10 November 1917
Awarded to recognise involvement in the Third Battle of Ypres, the two weeks of bitter trench fighting in Flanders in 1917 (known unofficially as the Passchendaele Offensive).
26 September 1917 - 03 October 1917
Awarded for participation in the operations to secure strongly defended German positions in the vicinity of Polygon Wood and to consolidate positions on the Menin Road Ridge. Characterised by bitter fighting and fierce German counter-attacks.
04 July 1918 - 04 July 1918
Acknowledges participation in the limited attack mounted around the village of Hamel in July 1918 as part of operations to straighten the Allied line. This honour was awarded exclusively to Australian battalions.
08 August 1918 - 11 August 1918
Awarded for involvement in operations to the east of Amiens that launched the great Allied offensive of 1918. An "all arms battle", the Allies made effective use of infantry, artillery tanks and aircraft, which led to an unprecedented advance and vast numbers of German prisoners.
8 August became known as the “black day of the German Army’
Called the "Siegfried Stellung (Line)" by the Germans, this complex system of defensive fieldworks and mutually supporting fortifications was named the "Hindenburg Line" by the Allies. This withdrawal straightened the German line, reducing its length by 25 miles and releasing 13 Divisions for service in the reserve.
|Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:25 PM||comments (28)|
Descendants of the 14th Battalion meet to honour their forebears this Sunday October 12 at City of Port Phillip Town Hall
And Service Medals Melbourne a division of Recherché Specialty Picture Framing will make a special presentation to the "Descendants of 14th Battalion Jacka's Mob" - a tribute frame to the soldier whose heroic service led to his being awarded the first ANZAC Victoria Cross at Gallipoli.
|Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:08 PM||comments (46)|
Descendants of the 14th Battalion Jacka's Mob are holding a dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the 14th Battalion.
It is 50 years this October after the surviving members of Jacka's Mob held a similar luncheon.
The committee of the Descendants of the 14th Battalion Jacka's mob would be pleased if you joined them in this event which honours the outstanding sacrifice made by the men of the 14th for all Australians.
Please RSVP by October 4
|Posted on April 29, 2013 at 4:33 AM||comments (54)|
Well Anzac Day for 2013 is over, many medals have been aired, stories have been told, old mates have reminisced, those lost have been remembered widely and families and friends have gathered.
The crowds for the dawn service reached record numbers -
However in this web log we are tracking the development of Recherché's very special and totally unique Limited Edition Centenary set of Victoria Cross recipients.
First off the production floor when all the research is done and the photography - currently being sourced through the National collection at the AWM - is ready, will be the frames set up for those honoured as we know for valour "in the face of the enemy" at Gallipoli.
The Victoria Cross is the highest military decoration awarded and can be awarded to members of the armed forces within the Commonwealth countries or previous British Empire territories.
It is usually presented at an investiture held at Buckingham Palace and can be awarded to a person of any rank or any civilian under military command.
- FROM THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN -
|Posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:14 AM||comments (35)|
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|Posted on April 12, 2013 at 9:24 PM||comments (39)|