On the 28th of October 1916, Australians were asked to vote “YES” or “NO”, in favour of military conscription or against it. It was, in the words of Official Historian C.W. Bean “one of the most acrimonious struggles Australia has ever seen.”
Exactly 100 years ago today Corporal Reginald Dargan had A story of the trench, published in the The Mosman Daily .
The poem was written from 1st hand experience, probably whilst recovering from his 3rd lot of war ending injuries.