Australians at War

Timeline created by lmuller23
  • Proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia.

  • Naval and military forces of the States were transferred to Commonwealth control.

  • The Australian force returned from service in the Boxer Rebellion in China.The number of Australians who died in the Boxer Rebellion in China (1900–1901): 6(From the names recorded on the national Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial)

  • Lieutenant L C Maygar, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, became the sixth and last Australian to be awarded the Victoria Cross in the Boer War.

  • During March, the first contingents of Australian Commonwealth Horse began arriving in South Africa to fight in the Boer War. This unit was the first to wear the Rising Sun badge.

  • During April, the Australian Commonwealth Horse were in action around Klerksdorp, South Africa.

  • During May 1902, the last Australian troops returned from the Boer War in South Africa.The number of Australians who died in the Boer War (1899–1902): 606(From the names recorded on the national Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial)

  • The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) was formed on 10 July 1911.

  • Introduction of compulsory military training.From 1903–1914The Australian 'slouch hat', with the left brim turned up, became the most common standard head-dress for the Australian Army.1911–1915Five Commonwealth Government factories were established in N

  • The Australian Flying Corps (AFC), the forerunner of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), was officially formed on 20 September 1912.

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    1901 - 1913