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Australian DIGGER stories on-line for New Year Summer reading

The Families and Friends of the First AIF has brought its vast collection of Australian DIGGER stories on-line for its Members. First Issue 2002  and 2003 All 65 editions of DIGGER published from October 2002 are now available for reading … Continue reading

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DIGGER 65

CONTENTS Articles The impact of the Great War, Sue Tongue 3-4 ‘Overheard on a train’, anon. reporter, ‘Burnie Advocate’, 1931 4 Report on 2018 John Laffin Memorial Lecture Day, Paul Simadas 5-6 1917 letter: Pte 3774 Fred Chin, 19th Bn, … Continue reading

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DIGGER 64

CONTENTS Articles Montbrehain: the AIF’s last battle of the war, Evan Evans 3-8 Ptes 6509 Huntsman, 6987 Eacott, 7th Bn, and 6831 Neilson, 8th Bn, Andrew Pittaway 9-10 SALIENT: Contemporary artists at the Western Front (exhibition), Compiled by Jill Hayes … Continue reading

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DIGGER 63

CONTENTS Articles Captain Alick Burgess, 11th Bn, Graeme Hosken with Ross Burgess 3-16 Post-traumatic stress disorders and shell-shock in WWI, Jessica Bourke, JLMHP recipient 17-20 Book release: ‘The Little Stowaway’, Vicki Bennett 21-22 Soldier’s letter: Pte (later Lieut) 927 Vincent … Continue reading

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DIGGER 62

CONTENTS Articles Lieut Francis William Goodwin MC, 8th Bn, Evan Evans and Heather Armstrong 3-23 Medical diagram found in service record of Lieut AO Duprez, 3rd Bn, Graeme Hosken 23 Billeting of 26th Bn in Belgium after the Armistice, Claire … Continue reading

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DIGGER 61

CONTENTS Articles Captain Clifford ‘Tiny’ Hatcher MC, 12th MG Coy/4th MG Bn, Greg O’Reilly 3-7 Cpl 2024A Stanley Woolbank, 45th Bn, letters and news items, found on Trove 8-11 Sister Hilda Mary Knox, AANS, Heather (Frev) Ford 12-15 E/R Sgt … Continue reading

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DIGGER 60

CONTENTS Articles Lieutenant David Gerald Evans MC, MID, 8th Bn, Evan Evans 3-18 Pte 271 Garnet Rundle, 12th Bn: the First Contingent voyage, found on Trove 19-27 Letters from 1915: Sgt FA Elworthy, 1st LHR & Lieut WC Beeken, 3rd … Continue reading

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DIGGER 59

CONTENTS Articles The 20th Battalion and the Evacuation from Gallipoli, Neville Browning 3-7 Pte Frederic John Baird, 17th Bn, Maurice Campbell 8-10 L/Cpl Noho Toki, 1st Maori Contingent, Judith Green 11-12 Lieut Thomas Acherson Armstrong, 33rd Bn, Stephen Brooks 12 … Continue reading

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1918 Christmas and New Year Greetings

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Major milestone for The Headstone Project

The last of the 316 previously unmarked graves of returned Diggers buried in the Cornelian Bay Cemetery in Hobart will have their headstones dedicated in a graveside service on Saturday 15 December. After 6 years of researching, finding families, planning, … Continue reading

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