Red poppies with black text box and 100 years celebrating Anzacs

On Anzac Day 102 years ago, 16,000 Australians and New Zealanders surged ashore at the foot of rugged cliffs on the Dardanelles peninsula.

In the eight months that followed their first landing at Gallipoli, some 50,000 ANZACs were committed to the battlefront, alongside their British, French and Indian comrades.

As we continue to commemorate 100 years of Anzac, this year we reflect on the significant Western Front battles of the Flanders Offensive and the Sinai-Palestine Campaign.

After the ill-conceived Gallipoli campaign, almost 300,000 Australians served on the Western Front in France and Flanders. These troops included boys, men and women from our rural areas and local towns of Clermont, Nebo, Carmila and St Lawrence who stood side by side to fight for our freedom.

They took part in every major British offensive between 1916 and the Armistice in 1918. During that time more than 46,000 lost their lives, of whom some 18,000 have no known grave.

We commemorated the spirit and the legend of the Anzacs in communities across Isaac on Tuesday April 25, 2017