Jul 21, 2009

Anzacs at War

Limited edition Anzac memorabilia piece. Anzacs at War: Fall An Anzac. Rise a Legend.

Featuring the classic image of the 11th Battalion at the Cheops pyramid.

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Feb 27, 2009

Anzacs of Gallipoli – Victoria Cross

Anzacs of Gallipoli, limited edition military memorabilia print. The 10 ANZAC Alliance Victoria Cross recipients.

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The 10 Anzac Victoria Cross Recipients

Lance-Corporal Leonard KEYSOR, 1st Australian Infantry Battalion: At Lone Pine Trenches, ANZAC, August 7-8, 1915.
CITATION: For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Lone Pine Trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula.  On 7th August, 1915, he was in a trench which was being heavily bombed by the enemy.  He picked up two live bombs and threw them back at the enemy at great risk to his own life, and continued throwing bombs, although himself wounded, thereby saving a portion of the trench which it was most important to hold.
On 8th August, at the same place, Private (Lance-Corporal) Keysor successfully bombed the enemy out of a position from which a temporary mastery over his own trench had been obtained, and was again wounded.
similar conditions, and continued personally to bomb the enemy at close range, under very heavy fire, until he was severely wounded, losing his right hand and left eye.  This most gallant officer has since succumbed to his injuries.  Additional Information: Born New Zealand.  Died of wounds at sea August 11, 1915 aged 33.

Lance-Corporal Albert JACKA of 14th Infantry Battalion was the first Australian to receive a Victoria Cross in World War 1 for his bravery at Courtney’s Post, Gallipoli, on the night of May 19-20, 1915.  Jacka became a legend in the AIF for his incredible exploits.  At the end of the war he was a Captain with an MC and Bar added to his VC.  b.1893 d.17.1.32
CITATION: For most conspicuous bravery on the night of the 19-20th May, 1915, at Courtney’s Post, Gallipoli Peninsula.  Lance-Corporal Jacka, while holding a portion of our trench with four men, was heavily attacked.  When all except himself were killed or
wounded, the trench was rushed and occupied by seven Turks.  Lance-Corporal Jacka at once most gallantly attacked them single-handed and killed the whole party, five by rifle fire and two with the bayonet.

Lieutenant Frederick Harold TUBB, 7th Australian Infantry Battalion: At Lone Pine Trenches, ANZAC, August 9, 1915.
CITATION: For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Lone Pine trenches, Gallipoli Peninsula, on 9th August, 1915.  In the early morning the enemy made a determined counter attack on the centre of the newly captured trench held by Lieutenant Tubb.  They advanced up a sap and blew in a sandbag barricade, leaving only one foot of it standing, but Lieutenant Tubb led his men back, repulsed the enemy and rebuilt the barricade.  Supported by strong bombing parties, the enemy succeeded in twice again blowing in the
barricade, but on each occasion Lieutenant Tubb, although wounded in the head and arm, held his ground
with the greatest coolness and rebuilt it, and finally succeeded in maintaining his position under very heavy bomb fire.  Lieutenant Tubb later died of wounds on September 20, 1917 in Belgium, aged 36.

Captain Alfred John SHOUT, 1st Australian Infantry Battalion: At Lone Pine Trenches, ANZAC, August 9, 1915.
CITATION: For most conspicuous bravery at Lone Pine trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula.  On the morning of the 9th August, 1915, with a small party, Captain Shout charged down trenches strongly occupied by the enemy, and personally threw four bombs among them, killing eight and routing the remainder.  In the afternoon of the same day, from the position gained in the morning, he captured a further length of trench under similar conditions, and continued personally to bomb the enemy at close range, under very heavy fire, until he was severely wounded, losing his right hand and left eye.  This most gallant officer has since succumbed to his injuries.  Additional Information: Born New Zealand.  Died of wounds at sea August 11, 1915 aged 33.

Second-Lieutenant Hugo Vivian Hope THROSSELL, 10th Light Horse Regiment: At Kaiajik Aghyl (Hill 60), Gallipoli Peninsula.
CITATION: For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during operations on the Kaiajik Aghyl (Hill 60) in the Gallipoli Peninsula on 29th and 30th August, 1915.  Although severely wounded in several places during a counter-attack, he refused to leave his post or to obtain medical assistance till all danger was passed, when he had his wounds dressed and returned to the firing-line until ordered out of action by the Medical
Officer.  By his personal courage and example he kept up the spirits of his party, and was largely instrumental in saving the situation at a critical period.

Corporal Alexander Stewart BURTON (Posthumous Award), Corporal William DUNSTAN, both 7th Australian Infantry Battalion: At Lone Pine Trenches, ANZAC, August 9, 1915.
CITATION: For most conspicuous bravery at Lone Pine trenches in the Gallipoli Peninsula on the 9th August, 1915.  In the early morning the enemy made a determined counter-attack on the centre of the newly captured trench held by Lieutenant Tubb, Corporals Burton and Dunstan, and a few men.  They advanced up a sap and blew in a sandbag barricade, leaving only one foot of it standing, but Lieutenant Tubb, with the two Corporals, repulsed the enemy and rebuilt the barricade.  Supported by strong bombing parties, the enemy twice again succeeded in blowing in the barricade, but on each occasion they were repulsed and the barricade rebuilt, although Lieutenant Tubb was wounded in the head and arm, and Corporal Burton was killed by a bomb whilst most gallantly building up the parapet under a hail of bombs.


Lieutenant William John SYMONS
, 7th Australian Infantry Battalion: At Lone Pine Trenches, ANZAC, August 8-9, 1915.
CITATION: For most conspicuous bravery on the night of 8th-9th August, 1915, at Lone Pine Trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula.  He was in command of the right section of the newly captured trenches held by his battalion and repelled several counter-attacks with great coolness.  At about 5 a.m. on 9th August, a series of determined attacks were made by the enemy on an isolated sap, and six officers were in succession killed or
severely wounded, a portion of the sap being lost.  Lieutenant Symons then led a charge and retook the lost sap, shooting two Turks with his revolver.  The sap was under hostile fire from three sides and Lieutenant Symons withdrew some 15 yards to a spot where some overhead cover could be obtained, and in the face of heavy fire, built up a sand barricade.  The enemy succeeded in setting fire to the fascines and woodwork of the head-cover, but Lieutenant Symons extinguished the fire and rebuilt the barricade.  His coolness and determination finally compelled the enemy to discontinue the attacks.

Private John HAMILTON, 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion: At Lone Pine Trenches, ANZAC, August 9, 1915.
CITATION: For most conspicuous bravery on 9th August, 1915, at Lone Pine Trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula.  During a heavy bomb attack by the enemy on the newly captured position at Lone Pine, Private Hamilton, with utter disregard of personal safety, exposed himself under a heavy fire on the parados, in order to secure a better fire position against the enemy’s bomb-throwers.  His coolness and daring example had an
immediate effect.  The enemy was driven off with heavy loss.

Corporal Cyril Royston Guyton BASSETT, New Zealand Divisional Signal Company: At Chunuk Bair Ridge, Gallipoli Peninsula, August 7, 1915.
CITATION: For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the Chunuk Bair Ridge, in the Gallipoli Peninsula, on 7th August, 1915.  After the New Zealand Infantry Brigade had attacked and established itself on the ridge, Corporal Bassett, in full daylight and under a continuous and heavy fire, succeeded in laying a telephone line from the old position to the new one on Chunuk Bair.  He has subsequently been brought to notice for
further excellent and most gallant work connected with the repair of telephone lines by day and night under heavy fire.

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