The Conscription Vote and a Divided Nation, 1916-17, Bessie Kate Mikelsons, John Laffin Memorial History Price recipient, Latrobe University, 2018 3-7

The Turtle Doves, Evan Evans 8-9

Bibliography for The Conscription Vote article , Bessie Kate Mikelsons 9

Cpl 6045 John Thomas Lang, 2 Bn, Geoff Lewis 10-12

Postscript: The victims of the aerial bombing of the 2 Bn on 27/10/17 , Graeme Hosken  12-13

Pte 901A William Steadman: boy soldier of the 35 and 56 Bns, Bill Durrant 14

The 1918 diary of Pte 3126 Stanley George Tidmarsh, 44 Bn, Part 2/final (Aug to Dec) , Kerry Patman & Graeme Hosken 15-23

Poem: ‘Bullecourt’, ‘Carey’ 23

The brothers of George Tidmarsh: RQMS 1785 Ernest Joseph Tidmarsh DCM, 17 Bn; WOII 430 Reuben Herbert Edward Tidmarsh, 5 LHR, Graeme Hosken 24-28

A moving experience on the Somme , Neil Falconer, Mike Edwards (poet), Emma (student)  29-31

Memoirs of Pte 2369 Verdi Schwinghammer, 42 Bn, Part 7 (final), edited by Graeme Hosken 32-40

Speech transcript: The 7 Field Artillery Brigade, Tony Cunneen 41-44

Pte 3388 William Thomas Exelby, 38 Bn, Graeme Hosken 44

‘Dear Ollie’: the letters of Private 1663 Patrick O’Connor, 45 Bn, to Olive Paton, of Collie, NSW, contrib. by Doug O’Connor, with Graeme Hosken 45-66

Photos: Tidmarsh family headstone in Woronora Cemetery, Graeme Hosken 66

The Lyons family in WWI: Pte 3344 John William Lyons, 53 Bn; Pte 3345 Reginald Armand Lyons MM, 53 Bn; Pte 3346 Thomas Denis Lyons, 53 Bn; Pte 3392 James Iver Pedersen, 53 Bn; Pte 3405 William Leslie Rossiter, 2 Bn; Pte 3274 Norman Ambrose Cate, 54 Bn, Tom Lyons, Barry Stevenson & Graeme Hosken 67-72

Vale: Patricia Williams and Daphne Tongue, Sue Tongue 73-74

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Trench Talk and Contact/Membership details 2

Memories of Digger Days, The World’s News 72

Etched in Stone, Russell Curley and Jim Corkery 75

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