Remembrance Day, November the 11th marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War. For this Australians observe one minute of silence at 11am on the 11th of November, “in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts”.
There’s not too many Australian’s who can say they haven’t had a parent, grandparent, great grandparent, uncle, or other relative involved in the war. Families were changed forever, and communities were too. The tragedy that was suffered is unimaginable these days. We have not had to face the horror of war, or the hardships that war brought with it. But we can, and do, remember those who did pay the price while fighting for our country.
We have created this infographic to help you see at a glance the major wars Australians have been involved in.
If you’re wanting to know more about military history in general, or are researching your ancestor’s military history, click here for a range of useful military titles.