Barling's Role In World War I

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a) Describe the experiences of at least 2 soldiers. Private Frederick Stanley Barling was born in December 1916 in the town of Jalavia, Victoria and died on 13th October 1915 at the Gallipoli Peninsula. He was killed in action while serving in the 17th battalion, 5th brigade AIF, which was the first group to go into the war, entirely made up of volunteers. The 17th Battalion was part of the 5th brigade. It left Australia in early may 1915 and trained in Egypt for a month and then landed on Anzac Cove on the 20th of August. The battalion’s first role in the war was the attack on hill 60. The battle was a loss as it was poorly planned and executed Conditions in the trenches were desperately hard for Frederick Barling. With the trenches being so roughly dug out at the peninsula and protected only by…show more content…
At 4:30am the first wave of men were sent towards the beach. This included Sergeant William Wallace Bentley Allen and his ‘B Company’. The fighting went on and a secure position was eventually created. William Allen had been with mule carrying ammunition towards the camp when he had gone missing at Gaba Tepe. It was too dangerous to look for the wounded and missing and so Allen was never found. After an inquest by the Court of Enquiry he was presumed to be dead, the general impression was that he had been killed by a shell. He fought bravely on the campaign and was awarded with service medals as a result. His remains were discovered at a Turkish cemetery and exhumed to be re-buried at Lone Pine. b) Explain the differing interpretations of the achievements at Gallipoli For Australians the Gallipoli military campaign of World War I holds a very special place. Indeed for some it is said to be the event which above all others brought Australia to nationhood - through which ‘we came of age’. c) Analyse why Gallipoli was considered a failure and a ‘defining moment’ in
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