Darragh Christie, 14 August 2021 · # · · Comment

Where angels fear to tread: Smithy’s baptism of fire

‘He attacked Huns with a ferocity he never knew he possessed’ Illustration by J.D. Carrick

Charles Kingsford Smith became a household name after the war. Less known are his war experiences. It was in 1917 that his flying career was forged. In the fire of adversity.

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Darragh Christie, 26 February 2019 · # · · Comment [1]

Raglan St to RFC: Bill Taylor's pilgrimage to 'the silent fields'

Mendinghem Military Cemetery, 2012. Image: WernervcWikimedia Commons

In June 1917 P.G Taylor received devastating news. In 1960 he made a pilgrimage back to a place long buried in his memories.

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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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Darragh Christie, 5 April 2017 · # · · Comment

'Bloody April': Lt. Taylor survives

A digital render of Sopwith Pup A7309 flown by Taylor in June 1917. Image: Panthercules, Rise of Flight forum

2/Lt. ‘Bill’ Taylor joined 66 Squadron just before the Royal Flying Corps worst month of the war. He wrote about what is was like flying in the cockpit of a Sopwith scout, and survive his first combat experiences.

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Bernard, 2 April 2017 · # · · Comment

Mosman and Artists of the Great War

Visiting Canberra? Those with an interest in Mosman’s connections with WWI are well served by the National Gallery of Australia’s exhibition, Artists of the Great War.

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