Historical information

This oil painting by Bret Belot was an initiative of his to put something on canvas to celebrate the centenary of ANZAC in 2015. The images depicted on the painting are mostly from the collection of the Bendigo Military Museum in the Soldiers Memorial Institute Pall Mall Bendigo. Some of the figures are Brothers Jack Grinton & Bert Grinton DCM, Bill Durward 38th Bn, the Wright Brothers, Albert Jacka VC, MC and Howard, Poliness & DeAraugo who volunteered to go with Jacka when he won the VC, 38th BN men in Dog Trench, graves of 38th Bn soldiers, a letter written home about the Armentieres raid in 1917 by Robert Suggett 38th Bn.
The painting was first unveiled at the Bendigo District RSL Sub Branch Inc pre ANZAC Day 2015. It is now on display in the Foyer of the Bendigo Military Museum.

Physical description

Painting oil on canvas, with numerous images from WW1 covering various aspects of the Great War.

Inscriptions & markings

“Bret Belot”