Two Up Set – Western Front
Routed Hardwood two up kip with original 1916 centenary penny tokens is ready for play or display. The antique finish tossing pennies are created from artworks by noted military artist Drew Harrison to remember the arrival of the AIF at the Western Front and the first dawn services held on 25th April 1916 to remember the fallen at Gallipoli. Share history and continue tradition.
The Australian Imperial Force arrived on the Western Front in March 2016. In July our Gallipoli veterans and new troops alike fought at the battles of Fromelles (19-20th July) and Pozieres (23rd July – 7th August). At Pozieres alone Australian losses – around 6,800 men, were comparable to the entire Gallipoli campaign.
In 1916 some 40,000 Australians were killed or wounded on the Western Front in France and Belgium. By wars end in November 1918 approximately 132,000 had been wounded and 46,000 had lost their lives.