Up to 416,809 Australian men left to join the fight on the Western Front.
By the war's end, less than half returned. In 1918, they began the sojourn back to their homeland. It was a journey that would last up to a year, and which heralded the return to a new normal.
Each year, on April 25, we stop to remember the sacrifice of those who died and those who returned forever changed.
The Great War of 1914 to 1918 has cast a long shadow over history. Now, more than a century later, we prepare to remember once again.
From the solemn silence as the sun rises, to the final notes of The Last Post as the sun sets, The Daily Advertiser will be there.