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T is for the Tomb
of the
Unknown Australian Soldier

A soldier who dies in battle is usually buried in the country where the fighting occurs. Because the battles were so ferocious, after some battles there was no way of telling who some of the dead soldiers were. Imagine being buried so far from home, but without your name on the head stone. Imagine your family never knowing exactly where your grave was.

As a very special way of remembering these soldiers - and all soldiers who have died in wars - it was decided to bring one of the ‘unknown’ ANZACs back to Australia to be buried in the Australian War Memorial. Next time you visit Canberra, ask to be taken to the Australian War Memorial to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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(Above) On the 11th of November 1993 an ‘unknown’ ANZAC was brought home from France and placed in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. No one will ever know this soldier’s name, where he was born, or anything about his family.

Click here for more information about the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier


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