The Australian Imperial forces arrived on the Western Front in March 1916. In July our Gallipoli veterans and new troops alike fought at the battles of Fromelles (19-20 July) and Pozieres (23 July - 7 Aug).

At Pozieres alone, Australian losses - around 6,800 men - were compariable to the entire Gallipoli campaign. 

In 1916, some 40,000 Australians were killed or wounded on the Western Front in France and Belgium. By war's end in Nov 1918, approximately 132,000 had been wounded and 46,000 had lost thier lives.  

Australians at War Centenary Commemorative Penny

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