Category Archives: John Laffin Memorial Lecture

Football & The AIF

  With the ‘footie’ season throughout Australia approaching its final rounds, a timely addition to the website is Laura Grumley’s winning essay for the 2007 John Laffin Memorial Travel Prize (JLTP) which traces the war experience of four footballers in … Continue reading

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Pte Cressy Is Home

The John Laffin Memorial Lecture (JLML) held on 13th July 2008 led to a happy reunion between the family of one of the 30 members of the 54th Battalion listed as amongst the ‘missing at Fromelles’ and a portrait of … Continue reading

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KIA on 1st Anniversary

Alfred Momplhait and later, his elder brother Arthur both volunteered for service with the AIF, but only one was to return to Australia to resume the lives which they had abandoned to answer the call of duty to the Empire. … Continue reading

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Gratitude

The battles of The Great War had many devastating effects on those who took part directly and indirectly in the conflict. One of the very positive outcomes of the conflict is the strong bond established with the French people through … Continue reading

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Our Gift to The Empire

The John Laffin Memorial Lecture, held on Sunday 13th July 2008, was presented to a packed audience of nearly seventy people by FFFAIF foundation member Ross St.Claire, author of Our Gift to the Empire: 54th Australian Infantry Battalion 1916-1919. Ross, … Continue reading

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