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World War 1 - Periods and Places

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Period of conflict

For qualifying service to be recognised in World War 1 a person must have served during the period 4 August 1914 to 11 November 1918 (both dates included). For operational service to be recognised in World War 1 a person must have served during the period 4 August 1914 to 21 September 1921 (both dates included).    

Places of conflict

All qualifying and operational service is service performed during the above period of conflict in areas beyond the coastal waters of Australia.

During World War 1 Australian forces served in Gallipoli, France and Belgium or the Middle East. In addition, there was an expeditionary force to New Guinea, which was then a German colony. The RAN served in all seas and oceans.

Service in Australia during WW1 is eligible war service.