The Landing at Anzac

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The City of Canada Bay, like many councils around Australia, holds a print of The Landing at Anzac, 25th April 1915 by Charles Edward Dixon (1872-1934).

Prints of the painting were widely distributed throughout Australia following the First World War. The painter’s great nephew, Ted Smith, even recalled seeing one on the wall of a hut in New Guinea during the Second World War, noting that ‘It inspired a whole generation of Australians’.

It is not certain how many of the 1658 local men and women who enlisted in the First World War served at Gallipoli. At least 16 died at Gallipoli (their names are listed below in comments).

The print is currently on display at Five Dock Library. The original painting is held by Parliament House, Canberra.

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Posted on April 22, 2015, in Canada Bay, More than just a name and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Local men who died at Gallipoli were:

    Spencer Alexander Hayman, died of wounds received at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915

    Andrew Price, Killed in action at Gallipoli on 29 April 1915

    Alwyn Willie Mozart (or Mozar), who worked for AGL, died of wounds received at Gallipoli on 30 April 1915

    John Brownen Riddell, who worked for AGL, Killed in action Gallipoli on 1 May 1915

    Clarence Landle Littlefield, Killed in action Gallipoli on 2 May 1915

    Harry Lansbury Urquhart Reid, Killed in action Gallipoli on 2 May 1915

    Henry John King, Killed in action at Gallipoli on 9 May 1915

    William Harry Rankin Woods, died of wounds received at Gallipoli on 15 May 1915

    William Shipham, Killed in action at Gallipoli on 4 June 1915

    Albert Victor Wolf, died of wounds received at Gallipoli on 18 July 1915

    George Edgar Nurcombe, died of wounds recieved at Gallipoli on 29 July 1915

    Lawrence Cornish, killed in action at Gallipoli on 6 August 1915

    Hessell Sydney Mills, killed in action at Gallipoli on 6 August 1915

    Thomas Arthur Clegg, killed in action at Gallipoli on 7 August 1915

    George William Albon, who worked at Lysaght’s, Killed in action at Gallipoli on 8 August 1915

    George McKenzie, killed in acton at Gallipoli on 11 August 1915

    Stephen Tom Grimsley, killed in action at Gallipoli on 21 August 1915

    Lest we forget

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