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Donna, 17 September 2014 · # · Comment

John Roy Smith

John Roy Smith was born to Thomas and Mary Smith at Liverpool in March 1897. He had a sister named Elizabeth, not sure if she was older or younger. The family moved to Mosman where he worked at the Mosman Post Office as a Postal Assistant.

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Bernard, 8 July 2014 · # · · Comment [1]

AIF graffiti links Mosman to Naours

Mosman man Allan Allsop, stretcher bearer and despatch rider, made his mark in the underground city of Naours in Picardy, France. Thanks to Charles Lee, who is documenting the hundreds of soldiers’ names written on the walls, we have a photo.

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Donna, 13 May 2014 · # · · Comment

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

On Thursday 8 May at Mosman Library, military historian David Wilson gave an excellent overview of the Turkish forces in WWI.

Here are the slides from his presentation:


Donna, 24 April 2014 · # · · Comment [2]

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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Bernard, 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