Overall Australians Enlisted: 420,000
Australian Imperial Force (AIF)

412,953

Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (ANMEF)

3,651

 

Royal Australian Navy (RAN)

1,275

Australian Military Nursing Service (AANS)

2,861

Enlisted, male population aged between 18 and 4438.7%

Source: Australian War Memorial, Enlistment statistics.
Overall Deaths 61,527
Wounded in action

155,133

Prisoners of war

4,044

Civilian deaths

NAN

Australian casualty rate64.8%

Source: Australian War Memorial, Enlistment statistics.

[Stats provided are for general information purposes only.]

Notes

01

Assassination of Austrian, Archduke Franz Ferdinand,
28 June 1914. sets off a chain of events that leds to war !

02

Australia, Declares War on Germany,
4th August 1914.

03

Australia, Declares War on Austria - Hungary,
12 August 1914.

04

Australia, Declares War on Ottoman Empire,
5 November 1914.

05

Australia, Declares War on Bulgaria,
15 October 1915.

06

Armistice of Mudros,
30 October 1918, ended the hostilities,
at noon the next day, in the Middle Eastern theatre between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies.

07

Armistice with Germany,
went into effect at 11 am on 11 November 1918.

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C Company, 8th Battalion AIF, at foot of pyramid Cheops Egypt in 1914

Australian Imperial Force posing on the Great Pyramid of Giza - Picture: Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales, flickr - No known copyright restrictions.
'Group portrait of the Australian Imperial Force C Company, 8th Battalion AIF, posing on the Great Pyramid of Giza 1914, prior to the landing at Gallipoli.'
[Picture: Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales, flickr - No known copyright restrictions.] Public Domain Mark 1.0
Original Picture, has been croped, re-sized and colours enhanced and revived by Graeme Watson, 2016


Picture: Header, The first patrol entering Cambrai. The Great War (First World War) World War I hand-coloured photograph from an exhibition of war photograph's in natural colour produced by Colart's Studios, Melbourne, in the 1920s.
[Picture: Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales, flickr - No known copyright restrictions.] Public Domain Mark 1.0
(Edited: Artistic Blur by Graeme Watson, 2016)