The Prince of Wales (second from left), arriving at Serapeum for the
Anzac Day Sports Carnival.
[Courtesy of Australian War Memorial - C02438]
25th April - Anzac Day
Sports in Canal
Brigade sports &c
[Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales - William Sparkes diary]
The S.S. Suddenjerk, a ramshackle vessel manufactured for the Carnival.
[Courtesy of Australian War Memorial - P01531.021]
Tuesday 25th April
"Anzac Day". A year ago to day we were engaging in an unique encounter. To day here is actual peace. Church parades & memorial services with all units. A full day’s sports afterwards. Inter Brigade Competitions in the morning, & championship events in the afternoon. General Godley & staff came down from Ismailia & the Prince of Wales from Suez. Generally a very good day. Many quaint water craft were designed & men seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. I took a few very good pictures. Infantry Band performed for us at night in the Artillery camp. I dined with Col. Waite & his officers.
Spectators watching the S.S. Suddenjerk (above) in action.
[Courtesy of Australian War Memorial - A00967]