Centenary of ANZAC 2014-2018


This section traces the involvement of the Australian Imperial Force units from New South Wales in the major battles at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. It tells only a small part of the story of World War I, since it describes only the actions in which the “Canterbury’s Boys” were involved.

The major source of information was C.E.W Bean’s Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18, vols.1-6. Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1934-1942. This section is largely a summary of the relevant parts of Bean’s history.

Other sources include:

  • Coombs, Rose E. Before Endeavours Fade: a Guide to the battlefields of the First World War. 5th ed. Battle of Britain Prints International, London, 1986.
  • Laffin.John, Guide to Australian Battlefields of theWestemFront, 1916-1918. Kangaroo Press and the Australian War Memorial, Kenthurst, 1992.
  • Taylor, Phil and Cupper, Pam, Gallipoli: a Battlefield Guide. Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1989.
  • White, T. The History of the Thirteenth Battalion A.I.F. Tyrrells, Sydney, 1924.
  • Maps: Lille-Dunkerque and Laon-Arras sheets, 1cm to 1 km. Institut Geographique National, Paris, 1991.