DIGGER 68

DIGGER 68 Contents

Articles

The Simmonds brothers: Ptes 5180 Francis, 3 Bn; 2982 Edward, 55 Bn; 3469 David, 46 & 55 Bns and 3465 James, 46 , 55 & 3 Bns, Stephen Holding    3-4

Tpr 1464 George Alfred Elmes, 5 LHR, Barry Stevenson    5-7

Anzac Centenary resources: a national guide , Sue Tongue    8-9

Pte 2395 Frederick Edward Shaw, 34 Bn, Bill Durrant     10

Cowra’s Great War Memorial Grove, Robyn and Geoff Lewis    11

‘Russian-Anzacs’ from Rockhampton, Trevor Munro   12-17

Report on the 2019 John Laffin Memorial Lecture Day , Paul Simadas    18

Letters from Pte 355 Billy Sing MM, CdG, 5 LHR/31 Bn & Pte 730 Victor Rodda, 41 Bn, 1916-17, found on Trove, contrib. by Graeme Hosken    19-20

Tpr 204 Thomas Francis Weathers, 9 LHR, Graeme Hosken     21

Memoirs of Pte 2369 Verdi Schwinghammer, 42 Bn, Part 6 , edited by Graeme Hosken    22-28

Clearing the battlefields after the war, found on Trove, contrib. by Bill Durrant     28

Pte 2467 Edward Dowling MM, 1 LHR & L/Sgt 1348 Claude Dowling MM, 3 Bn, Dianne Strachan & Val McKenzie     29-30

Pte 3040 Frederick Thomas Lindbeck, 1 LHR/1 Bn, ICC, Geoff Lewis     31-32

How Germany’s effort to ruin French soil actually enriched it, contrib. by Bill Durrant    33-34

Gnr 1495 Athol Percy, 1 /53 Bns, 25 & 13 FABs, Graeme Hosken and Rebecca Percy   35-46

For Valour: The NZ VC recipients 1918 (Part 2 and final) , Geoff Lewis    47-55

The ‘Big Push’ 1918, Sgt 482 Henry Belford, 19 Bn, found on Trove    56

The 1918 diary of Pte 3126 Stanley George Tidmarsh, 44 Bn, (Part 1: Jan to July), Kerry Patman & Graeme Hosken       57-69

‘Conscripts’ in the AIF : the work of the 1916 Exemption Courts, Graeme Hosken      70-72

Capt Donald Austin, AAMC Dental Details, Trevor Munro    73-74

A different view of Pte John (‘Barney’) Hines , Graeme Hosken & Colin Wentworth-Perry    74

 

Regular features

Trench Talk and Contact/Membership details       2

Memories of Digger Days, The World ’s News     4, 30, 32, 56, 69

Etched in Stone, Russell Curley and Jim Corkery    75

 

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