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26 May 1918: Pte William James Archbold


William, a farmer, enlisted, age 18 into the Australian Imperial Force on 21 February 1916 and embarked from Sydney (for the UK) on 22 December the same year. Training in the UK at Codford and Bulford, he spent a month in Parkhouse Military Hospital, Bulford. He underwent Field Punishment No 2 for 7 days in March 1917 for a misdemeanour in April.…

Remembrance November 2019 : Sydney Australia


Report from Debbie Coupland in Australia.

There are two Remembrance spaces in the city: the Cenotaph in Martin Place and the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, as well as the Anzac Bridge which is much overlooked by its more famous neighbour Sydney Harbour Bridge.

 Anzac Memorial with Pool of Reflection.

The Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney

The w…

29 February 1916 : 1990 Pte Arthur Moore


Arthur was the youngest son of Henry Albert Moore (a farmer) and his wife Elizabeth (née Thirza) of Moore of Park House, Whatley, near Frome and the youngest of six children.  He was educated Warminster Grammar School. In Birmingham in 1891 his father ran a brass foundry, his mother was a coal merchant and his older siblings did various thing…

NSW Branch Meeting 18th April 2020


Invitation and notice of Branch meeting. Notice of postponement: The Australian (NSW) branch has delayed this meeting until Saturday the 7th of November 2020 or later. Location: 58a Penshurst St, Penshurst NSW 2222. Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Dress: Smart casual. Members and friends, especially of our kindred organisations, are invited to attend.…

John Christie Wright - Artist and Sculptor


Behind every name on a war memorial there is a story, but that of John Christie Wright, commemorated on the Rothiemay War Memorial – a small community in what was formerly Banffshire – is particularly remarkable. Above: Rothiemay war memorial (c) Moray Council 2021  John Christie Wright was born in Aberdeen on 22 August 1889, the son of Moses, …