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Polygon Wood Service (Friends of the 15th Brigade)

A commemorative broadcast to honour the service of those who fought at Polygon Wood.

26 September 2020 01:30 pm - 26 September 2020 01:45 pm
Sanctuary, Shrine of Remembrance,

While our doors are temporarily closed we will continue to honour the service and sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of Victorians. A commemorative broadcast will be streamed at 1.30pm on behalf of the Friends of the 15th Brigade.

All are welcome to join us in remembrance via the link below.

This service commemorates the actions of the Australian 15th Brigade at Polygon Wood in September 1917.

On 25 September 1917, the 15th Brigade were preparing to advance the next day when a German attack came from the south. While they fought back the attack, the security of their flank was now in question.

At dawn on 26 September, the advance began behind a heavy artillery barrage. The 15th Brigade secured its objectives, as well as those of the 98th British Brigade. The Germans launched several counter-attacks but found themselves forced back by artillery barrage.

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Reviewed 25 September 2020

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