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Saving Hazebrouck: The Battle of the Lys, April 1918, Geoff Lewis

Lieutenant James O’Brien, APC, Paddy O’Brien

Private William Lucas, 6th MG Coy, Stephen Brooks

Petty Officer Telegraphist Arthur Swinden, RAN, Greg Swinden

Officers attending No. 1 School 1917 [relates to cover photo], courtesy Jackie Walker

Death on the Euripides, 1914 [3rd Battalion], Justin Reading

Bud the Monkey: A Nanny heroine, Lin MacDonald (courtesy Russell Curley)

Private Leslie Irvin [3rd Bn] describes a dugout, courtesy Margot Piggott

Private Edward Keefe, 48th Bn, Yves Fohlen

Australians buried at Dartmoor Cemetery, France, Brett Arnfield

Anzac commemorations in Picardy 2013, courtesy John Payne

The Coo-ee Statue fund-raising appeal, Doug Diggs

Private Thomas Wood, 12th Bn, Greg Swinden

Private Raitt [17th Bn] meets General Birdwood, KW McKenzie MC

Private William Williamson [18th Bn] and his three sons, Stephen Brooks

War narrative of Basil Williamson, AN&MEF [later 18th Bn], Basil Williamson

Poem: ‘AE1’, Del M’Cay

Memoirs of Corporal Eric Churches, 17th Bn, Part 2, Eric Churches (courtesy Peter Benson)

Private Arthur Bowman [17th Bn] and Miss Gwen Newman, Graeme Hosken

FFFAIF Committee 2013-14, Russell Curley

Lieutenant Hill [31st Bn], Captain Mond [RFC] and St George, Neville Browning

Bacchus Marsh Great War Centenary Committee, Damien Strangio & Faye Threlfall

Private Walter Smyth, 17th Bn, Greg Smyth

The old steel helmet, Andrew MacDonald

‘Fromelles to Nauroy’: History of 31st Battalion released, Neville Browning

Surviving Messines: letter from 2/Lt Richard Barton, 52nd Bn, courtesy Dulcie Taylor

Accidental deaths in the AIF, Heather (Frev) Ford

Narrative by Cpl Len Jones, 3rd Bn, Part 7, Len Jones (courtesy the Mannells)

The Noakes brothers of Portarlington, Stephen Ager CSM

The mystery of the ‘Lost Company of the 24th Battalion’, courtesy Stephen Ager CSM

The Hyde Park Memorial, London & Fromelles ceremony, 19 July, 2013, Geoff Lewis

Yves Fohlen and Brendan Nelson at Bullecourt, courtesy Yves Fohlen

Fromelles’ battlefield walking and cycling trail opened, Geoff & Robyn Lewis