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Bernard de Broglio, 18 January 2016 · # · · Comment

Lucky 13: Dibbs at the front

Smith’s Weekly, 1 December 1923, p. 26

‘Most Expensive Airman of the A.I.F.’ said popular tabloid Smith’s Weekly in 1923.

Mosman pilot Eric Dibbs reckoned he’d crashed 13 aircraft in his time with the flying corps. If the tale is a little tall in the retelling, who can begrudge a man who made it back from the Western Front?

He wasn’t an ace but took his chances over the trenches — and won.

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Darragh Christie, 14 September 2015 · # · · Comment [1]

'That spirit of restlessness': Charles Ulm (Jackson) enlists

Charles Ulm with his mother and father, 1914

One hundred years ago, today, a 15 year old Mosman boy signed up for the A.I.F. It was the start of an adventure that would make him a household name.

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Janis Papanicolaou, 28 August 2015 · # · Comment

Gallipoli 2015

This year the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Gallipoli commemorated the centenary of the landing there of the Australian and New Zealand Imperial Expeditionary Forces at ANZAC Cove on the 25th April 1915.

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Donna Braye, 21 August 2015 · # · Comment

An exhibtion celebrating the wonderful resources gathered by the Doing Our Bit project over the last three years

A History Week

Since it’s launch in 2012 Doing Our Bit: Mosman 1914-1918 has enabled the community to contribute stories, information and images of Mosman First World War servicemen and servicewomen.

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Darragh Christie, 9 August 2015 · # · · Comment [1]

Remembering Major T.H. Redford, at The Nek

George W Lambert
Cartoon for ‘The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek’

One hundred years ago Light Horse regiments attacked well-entrenched Turkish positions at “The Nek.” Their fate — charging into certain death — lives large in the Australian psyche. Among those killed that day was Major Thomas Harold Redford of Holt Avenue, Mosman.

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