Stories


Scott Wilson, 3 November 2014 · # · · Comment [1]

J. G. Hircoll: a soldier with a Mosman connection?

Studio portrait of 863 Sapper (Spr) James Greeson Hircoll, 1st Field Company Engineers.

Scott Wilson looks into the history of Sapper James Greeson Hircoll.

Hircoll’s sister wanted him remembered in Mosman but there is little evidence of a local connection, except for the Roll of Honour circular she completed for the Australian War Memorial, and an in memoriam notice placed by his “loving friends A. Casson and Mr and Mrs H Buckman and family” of Mosman.

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Donna, 17 September 2014 · # · · Comment

Looking for John Roy Smith

John and Chris Shaw would like to hear from anyone who has any information on First World War serviceman, John Roy Smith.

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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, 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, 23 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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