How many Australian troops died in World War 2?
There was 39,800 Australian military deaths and 700 civilian deaths.
Australian "Military Advisors" were sent to Vietnam in 1962. On April 29th, 1965, the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, committed Australian troops to fight in Vietnam. On November 30th, 1971, the last Australian combat troops left Vietnam. Over 60,000 ANZAC troops, many of them conscripts, fought in Vietnam.
Turkish casualties were estimated at 87,000 The British lost 21,000 troops, the number of Australian and New Zealand troops including ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) casualties also ran high at 11,421 approx. (New Zealand: 2721, Australia 8700. approx.) Information from Alan Moorehead's 'Gallipoli'.
Australian forces fought in all theaters of WWII. The fact that the Pacific was their home turf simply made it more convenient to retain their units in that theater. == In the early stages of the War many Australian units fought in North Africa, but after the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in February 1942, the Australian government brought most of these troops home and cooperated closely with the US.
Australians mainly served in Italy fighting Mussolinis (spelling) forces. Australian Troops served in the Western Desert Campaign in North Africa,with the other Commonwealth troops. They also served in the far east in Burma and New Guinea,as well as the R.A.A.F pilots in the Battle of Britain and later battles, and the R.A.Navy, in many theaters with Allied Navies. They did a lot !
During World War 1 (1914-1918) over 420,000 Australians served in various services and arenas; out of that approximately 60,000 lost their lives (14%) and 137,000 were wounded (32% of the total who served). Australian (as well as New Zealand) troops served with distinction in many famous battles during this time. Servicemen and women who served and lost their lives during the "Great War" are still honored in Australia and New Zealand on ANZAC day, which…