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29 August 1916 : Pte Albert Amos Howes


His parents were Arthur (who had emigrated from England in 1890) and Sarah Howes. Before the war Arthur was a machinist and lived with the family on Stuart Street, Granville.  Albert enlisted 11 May 1915 - he was 22.  On the morning of 29 August 1916, the 13th (NSW) Battalion made an attack on Fabeck Graben and Mouquet Farm, known by the men…

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19 July 1916 : Corporal John Beresford Bryson


John was from of New South Wales, Australia, and he was the son of James and Emily Bryson, of Huskisson, New South Wales. A mechanical dentist before the war, he enlisted on 15 August 1915 and he embarked from Australia on 2 November 1915. He was promoted to Corporal on 8 May 1916 and disembarked in Marseilles on the 26th June.   John was kill…

15 April 1918 : Lt Harold Hubert Thompson


His father, Capt. Magnus Thompson of Jerseyville, Macleay River, New South Wales. Harold had five brothers and three sisters.  He was 26, and working as a builder, when on 19 February 1915 he enlisted in the 18th Battalion. He sailed from Australia with the 3rd Reinforcements, and was taken on strength with his Battalion in October 1915.  He s…

Victory through Coalition: Britain and France during the First World War by Elizabeth Greenhalgh


Victory through Coalition: Britain and France during the First World War, Cambridge, 2005, $75, xvi, 304 pp, index, maps, illustrations, bibliography. ISBN 0 521 85384 2.  Ms.Greenhalgh is research fellow at the University of New South Wales and joint editor of War & Society. The author details and dissects evolution of the command and politic…

18 September 1915 : Pte Leslie James Bell


Les was the sixth child of Alexander Bell, a mounted Police Constable and Margaret (neé Murphy), his second wife, who bore three of his children. He attended Moama Public School, and was then apprenticed as a blacksmith which he did for two years before becoming an assistant surveyor.  At the time of the outbreak of war he was living at home.  …

Ep. 313 - Anzac Labour Day - Dr Nathan Wise


Historian and academic Dr Nathan Wise talks about his book Anazc Labour.   Your browser does not support the audio element. Nathan's book explores the horror, frustration and exhaustion surrounding working life in the Australian Imperial Fo…