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Donna, 16 November 2017 · # · Comment

George Franki

We were saddened to hear of the passing of George Franki. George was an enthusiastic researcher and a valued supporter of Mosman 1914- 1918: Doing Our Bit.

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Darragh Christie, 1 November 2017 · # · Comment

They charged but didn't come home (Beersheba, 1917.)

Mary Lou Byrne recently added this photo to Barry O’Keefe Library’s Trace image archive

Four men, Gerald Digby, Gordon Abbott, Rex Coley and Colin Bull, charged towards Beersheba. Only two came home. from the online archive of the Digby family

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Darragh Christie, 28 October 2017 · # · · Comment

'The Blood Vote.'

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.”

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Darragh Christie, 3 October 2017 · # · Comment

A story of the trench

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.

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John Bryan, 21 September 2017 · # · · Comment

Patrick Francis Hogan

Today (21 September 2017) is the 100th anniversary of Patrick Francis Hogan being killed in action. He was a journalist who enlisted in the AIF in February 1915.

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