With recruitment falling in 1917, Hughes called for a 2nd plebiscite on conscription. This campaign was just as devisive as the 1916 campaign. On December 20th the nation voted. The answer was; No, again.
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.