Today we remember, in particular, those who served in the following ships and units:
FROM WORLD WAR I –
In the Navy:
The patrol craft HMAS Nusa which had been captured from the Germans on 14 September 1914 and had become an RAN vessel, in which capacity she captured the German ship Komet on 11 October 1914. The Komet then also became an RAN ship, the sloop HMAS Una, and both ships served in the Pacific for the rest of the war.
In the Army:
The 46th Battalion, which was formed in Egypt in February 1916 as part of the 4th Division and transferred to the Western Front as part of the 12th Infantry Brigade where it took part in all major battles. Of the battle casualties of 2473, a total of 553 were killed in action or died of wounds.
The 3rd Light Horse Brigade Train
Headquarters 1st Divisional Train (3rd Company)
Pack Wireless Signal Squadron
Post Office Corps
Dental Services (part of the Australian Army Medical Corps
Army Nursing Service
The Australian Army Nursing Service was formed in 1902. A total of 2139 nurses served abroad in World War I and 29 died on active service. They attended wounded Australians in all major campaigns including Egypt, Salonika (Greece), Lemnos Island (off Gallipoli), England and France. Some Australian nurses served with the Queen Alexandra Imperial Nursing Service in the same campaigns.
FROM WORLD WAR 2 –
Australian Army Nursing Service served with the 2nd AIF in England, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Greece, Libya, Ceylon, Malaya, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and throughout Australia. A total of 71 died, 41 of them in Malaya and Singapore.