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Source: Australian War Memorial
Anzac Coves Anzac Coves i(7549445 works by) (Organisation) assertion (a.k.a. 1 Australian Headquarters Pierrot Troupe.)
Born: Established: 1916 ; Died: Ceased: 1919
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BiographyHistory

The first field theatre troupe to be established in the Australian Imperial Forces, the Anzac Coves was originally financed by the Australian Comforts Funds and comprised soldiers from all A.I. F. divisions. The troupe’s immediate success led to other concert parties being quickly formed within most A.I.F. Divisions. Among the best known professional entertainers associated with the Anzac Coves were Harry Ross (1) and Ralph Sawyer.

Among the performers known to have been associated with the Anzac Coves were: Frank Crossley, Jack Davey, Ben Davies, F. Donovan, Hugh Gannon, James Gibb, Fred Reade, A. (Bobbie) Roberts, Harry Ross, Ralph Sawyer, H. J. Shaw, and Les Williams.

[Source: Australian Variety Theatre Archive]

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Notes

  • This entry has been sourced from research undertaken by Dr Clay Djubal into Australian-written popular music theatre (ca. 1850-1930).

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