Le Hamel Centenary, France.
The Centenary of the Battle of Hamel commemorative service was conducted on Wednesday 4th July 2018 at the Australian Corps Memorial, located 500 metres to the east of the village of Le Hamel which is in the Hauts-de-France Region of Northern France.
The Memorial was constructed on the ridge that was the objective of the 4 July 1918 battle fought at this location. This battle was a success due to the planning and direction provided by General Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD and was the first successful example of a combined arms attacks and included units of the American Expeditionary Force under Australian command.
The Memorial honours not only the success of the battle but also the service of all Australians who fought on the Western Front as part of the Australian Corp. The remains of some of the trenches used during the battle exist today around the memorial site.