Almost 300,000 Australians served on the Western Front – of these 132,000 were wounded and more than 46,000 were killed in action. Australians suffered through extreme conditions on the Western Front, both the soldiers on the front line and nurses and medical staff dealing with the aftermath of each battle. Back on the home-front, thousands of Victorian families grieved as the cost of the war was realised.
Now, a century on, Victoria Remembers all those whose lives were touched by the Western Front campaign. The Victorian Government is committed to sharing the stories of all those who served and sacrificed and ensuring this history is safeguarded for future generations.
Through the Anzac Centenary Program 2014 – 2018, we are connecting Victorians of today to the history of 100 years ago. In 2017, we mark the 100th anniversary of many of the key battles of the Western Front campaign.
You can get involved in the Anzac Centenary by learning more about the First World War, by sharing your own connection to this history and by connecting with others at local events.
Register your own Western Front commemorative event.