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Wars 1899 - 1945

Boer War

Length of War: 1899-1902

Numbers of Australians involved in the campaign: 16,463 troops

Numbers of Australian troops who died: 600

Numbers taken prisoner: 200 approximately

Prime Minister: Australia became a Federation in 1901 and Edmund Barton was elected the first Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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World War 1

Length of War:1914-1919

Numbers of Australians involved in the war: 416,809 troops

Numbers of Australian troops who died: 60,000

Numbers taken prisoner: 4,220 approximately

Prime Ministers: 
Joseph Cook (Commonwealth Liberal Party) 1913-1914
Andrew Fisher (Labor) 1914--1915
William Hughes (Labor) 1915-1923

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World War 2

Length of War: 1939-1945

Numbers of Australians involved in the war: 993,000

Numbers of Australian troops who died: 39,366

Numbers taken prisoner: 31,404 approximately, Military Nurses 60 and Merchant Navy 238

Prime Ministers: 
Robert Menzies (United Australia Party) 1939-1941
Arthur Fadden (Country Party) 1941 (29th August to 7th October)
John Curtin (Labor) 1941-1945

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