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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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Seeking Fromelles DNA matches

19 July 2018 The Catafalque Party enters the Cemetery passing covered Headstones to be rededicated. All photographs by Carole Laignel, unless otherwise acknowledged [Click on images to enlarge] The names of 231 of the 250 soldiers buried by the German … Continue reading

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Vale – Major General Gordon Lindsay Maitland AO, OBE, RFD, ED

On behalf of the Committee and Members of Families and Friends of the First AIF, I extend condolences to the family and friends of FFFAIF Foundation Member Gordon Maitland on his passing on 17 October 2018, aged 92 years. Major … Continue reading

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The Story of Rembrella Poppy Umbrellas in Australia

The images of poppies on the old Flanders battlefields and umbrellas lining the route of The Armistice Day Poppy Parade to the Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper (Ypres) inspired Lt. Colonel (Rtd) Graham Parker OBE, instigator of the Parade and … Continue reading

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2018 John Laffin Memorial Lecture

Report by Paul Simadas, FFFAIF Vice President   The 2018 John Laffin Memorial Lecture Day, held at 99 York St in Sydney’s CBD on 15 September was a rewarding day for those who attended. In a full day of talks … Continue reading

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