On this day

22 March 1945

Corporal R.R. Rattey is awarded the Victoria Cross on Bougainville.



What's New At the Memorial


  1. Identifying the Lost Diggers

    The Thuillier collection is considered one of the most precious visual records of Australian soldiers in the First World War, but the work to identify the men continues.

  2. 'It’s important to tell these stories'

    Epitaph captures the emotional struggle faced by families trying to write epitaphs for their lost loved ones after the First World War.

  3. Dr Brendan Nelson conferred with honorary citizenship by Flemish city of Ieper

    Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson will be conferred with honorary citizenship by the Flemish city of Ieper (Ypres) at a ceremony in Ieper on Thursday night

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