DIGGER 20

Bumper 60 page Issue

DIGGER 20

CONTENTS:

Cover photo: Members of the 9th MG Coy at training

Trench talk

In the charge at Fromelles: Sergeant John G Ridley, 53rd Btn Best mates: Captains JH Fletcher and JA Mahoney, 24th Btn

Digger profile: Driver Robert Armstrong, 1st RANBT

2007 Fromelles Service at Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park

Corporal Ernest Corey, MM & three Bars

The Digger with two graves: Private Victor Worthington, 3rd Btn

WWI concert party (photo)

In search of Cpl Ross Smith, 3rd Btn

Letters pertaining to the death of Cpl John B Ison, 3rd Btn

Wartime experiences of Sgt HJ Yeend, 24th Btn, Part 7

Digger profile: Pte FJ Dalloway, 1st MG Btn

Digger profile: Lieut James Stewart, MM & Bar, 2nd DSC & 27th Btn

WWI exhibits at the RAN Heritage Centre, Garden Island (photos plus captions)

Discovering his father: Pte Albert H Fleetwood, 46th Btn

Burial of 2885 Pte Robert Cameron, 45th Btn, at sea (news clipping)

Digger profile: BSM Reginald R Radford MM, 8th Bty, 3rd AFA

Secret victims of WWI (Belgian news clipping 1936)

Death by suicide: Sgt Percy Newman, 57th Btn

Digger profile: Pte Thomas H Kitchen, 3rd Btn

On a gift of leaves (poem by Cpl ER Henry, 3rd Btn)

Digger profile: L/Cpl Reginald Benson, 3rd Btn

Anzac Day on the Salisbury Plains, 2007

Digger profile: Sgt James V Lihou, DCM & Bar, MM, 13th Btn

Age and determination (stories from Inglewood Advertiser, 1915/16)

Digger profile: Pte James Paterson, 49th Btn

A shameful waste: Lieut Walter O Summers, 23rd Btn

Snipers, boils and bombs (stories from Inglewood Advertiser, 1916/17)

Digger profile: Signaller Morris Mundy, 3rd DSC

German in name only: Ern Heitmann, MM, 57th Btn

Tall stories (Inglewood Advertiser, 1915/16)

Bill’s Crucifix (a story by Sapper Arnold Caldwell, 14th FCE)

John Laffin Memorial Lecture: (1) Report (2) Lecture given by Sam McSkimming

Etched in Stone, Part 19

Digger Quiz No. 20, with answers