Pte. Les Morrow – One of the 170+ men pictured on the honour boards held at Mosman Library. Learn more about this man.

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Behind the lines

Welcome to our team space. A key part of this project is sharing the work done ‘behind the scenes’. Learn about digital tools and technologies. Explore online sources relating to World War One.

Photographs donated relating to two men listed on Mosman war memorials

We have recently received donations of items relating to two men who are listed on war memorials in Mosman. The first photograph of Jack Weston Attwood turned up in a bundle of clothes in a NSW country op-shop. The other is a photograph postcard showing Francis Herbert Semple and another soldier, Norm, on camels in front of a sphinx and pyramid in Egypt dated 1916.

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Donna · 24 April 2014 · # · · Comment

Mosman Rugby Club honour roll added to the database

The Mosman Football Club (Rugby Union) Roll of Honour has been added to our database. Named are 123 members of the Mosman Football Club (Rugby Union) 1914-1918 who answered the call.

The details were kindly provided by Michael Flude, President, Mosman Rugby Club.

The honour roll, he says, was severely damaged in the clubhouse fire at Rawson Oval in 2006. A reproduction will be mounted in the clubhouse when renovations are complete.

Eleven members of the club gave their lives in the First World War:

View all names: Mosman Football Club (Rugby Union) Roll of Honour

Bernard · 24 April 2014 · # · · Comment

Unseen photos of Mosman’s flying ace come to light

Captain Malley in his distinctively-painted Sopwith Camel. (Source: Peter Scholer)

Previously unseen photographs of the Mosman boy who fought the Red Baron’s Flying Circus have come to light thanks to our Anzac centenary project.

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Bernard · 23 April 2014 · # · · Comment

Mosman man, mort pour la France

The Fort of DOUAUMONT. Postcard ca. 1920. George Eastman House Collection

Mort pour la France has a weight and tone not dissimilar to lest we forget. It is reserved for those who have died in the service of their country. A chance discovery when searching the Trove newspapers database has revealed a Mosman man who fought with the French and bears this sombre honorific.

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Bernard · 23 April 2014 · # · · Comment

One whom the infantrymen praise as a “white man”

Finding the fragments that complete a picture is one of the rewards of digging in the archives. The diaries of two Mosman men have revealed for John and Vicki Andrews the deep regard felt for a forebear by the men of his command.

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Bernard · 21 April 2014 · # · · Comment


Upcoming events

The Ottoman Army 1908 to 1918: a tumultuous decade of reform

Thursday 8 May 2014

A talk by David Wilson on one of Australia’s most significant but little-known wartime opponents — now one of our staunchest allies.

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