Men of the 6th Reinforcements/4th Battalion, Stephen Brooks 3-7
News item: ‘Employment of Enemy Aliens’ at Melbourne University, 1915 7
The Battle of Krithia, 8 May 1915, Graham Hutchinson 8-11
After the Evacuation, Ken Millar, 2nd Bn, contrib. by Patric Millar 11
Determined to serve: Robert Edward Hemmings, various units, Greg Swinden 12-13
A nurse’s experiences, 1918, Sister Emily Taylor, AANS, contrib. by ‘Frev’ Ford 14-17
Letter: The Gallipoli Landing, Pte 4263 Frederick Richardson, 10th Bn 17
Ptes 357 Harry Wharton and 358 Les Wharton, 2nd Bn, Judy Grieve 18-22
Diary of Pte 4393 Alexander Wallace, 29th Bn (Part 2), courtesy of Stephanie Smyth 23-27
Pte 21625 Ken Beames, 1st Signal Squadron, Graeme Hosken 28-30
Letters from Gallipoli, Pte C Marshall, 12th Bn and Pte WE Young 30
Go forward to France, Shirley Durrant 31-34
Postscript: Pte Joseph Kleshenko, ‘Frev’ Ford and article in Grafton ‘Daily Examiner’ 35-36
Lieut John Christie Wright, 20th Bn, Judith Green 37, 40
Colour photographs relating to the AIF at Fromelles & Pozieres, 1916, various contributors 38-39
Tpr 2043 David O’Rourke, 12th LHR, Trevor Munro 41-42
Cpl 3316 Arthur Ford, 20th Bn, Graeme Hosken 43-44
Dr Frank Doak, RAMC, and family, Judith Green 45-46
‘Easter Sunday in the War Memorial’, Pte 3762 Bert Bishop MM, 55th Bn 46
Diaries of L/Cpl William Lycett, 4th F Amb/15th LROC, Part 5, contributed by Tim Lycett 47-52
30th Bn anecdote, Lieut Col M Purser, 30th Bn 52
Cpl 2246 Eugene Hayres, 8th/60th Bns and APC, Dr Jim Roche 53-55
Staff Sgt John Gaukroger, 33rd Bn, Bill Durrant 55
L/Cpl 6515 Ernest Grivell, 10th Bn, Christopher Collins 56-57
Letter from Gallipoli: Pte T Bowers, 10th Bn 57
30th Bn anecdote, Sgt 398 Geoff Cowen, 30th Bn 57
Pte 5042 Frank Bolitho, 7th Bn, Jenny Chapman and Trevor Munro 58-59
Letter from Gallipoli, Pte 1401 Albert Briggs, 16th Bn 59
‘Daily doings on a troopship’, Cpl 306 Harry Matheson, 2nd Field Amb 60-62
German propaganda leaflet from Gallipoli, CEW Bean 62
Port Moresby’s WWI Memorial, Greg Knight 63-71
Capt Garnet Adcock, 2nd ATC, Greg Swinden 72-74
30th Bn anecdote, Pte 2101 Robert Mather, 30th Bn 74
Trench Talk and Contact/Membership details 2
DIGGER Quiz No. 54: Fromelles, Maurice Campbell 22
Answers to DIGGER Quiz 59
Etched in Stone, Russell Curley and Jim Corkery 75
2022 Calendar of events
Due to the Corona Virus the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, ANZAC Memorial in Sydney, Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and National ANZAC Centre in Albany are currently open to the public but have with restrictions on numbers and the times of visits. Please check each venue for the current opening times and any other requirements.
Gatherings such as lectures, meetings and Commemorations planned by FFFAIF and kindred organisations are impacted and require COVID Safe Plans and in some cases alternatives are being considered.
This Calendar of events is therefore indicative of key dates and events and will be updated to advise of alternative arrangements, deferrals and cancellations.
Monday 25 April Anzac Day
FFFAIF has traditionally supported AWWOD organising descendants participation in the Sydney Anzac Day March.
Last year an exemption was granted to allow the Anzac Day March in Sydney to have up to 10,000 veterans and descendants of veterans participate.
In 2022 FFFAIF will encourage “Dawn drive-way vigils”.
The RSL is promoting ‘Light up the Dawn’ gatherings on driveways and balconies and ABC Radio coverage of the Canberra Dawn Service and National Ceremony will be heard on local ABC Radio, RN and on the ABC Listen app from 5.30am – 6.00am. This will incorporate a minute’s silence at approximately 5.50am to synchronise the dawn drive-way vigils.
TV broadcasts of Sydney Dawn Service, Canberra Dawn Service and National Ceremony and Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance Service will all be live from 4.30am AEST on ABC TV and ABC NEWS channels, on iview, and streamed live on ABC Australia Facebook and YouTube.
State TV broadcasts of capital city marches and dawn services will also be streamed live on ABC capital city Facebook accounts and on the ABC’s capital city local radio websites.
Every capital city will have live coverage of a local march, however coverage of capital city dawn services will vary in each state. Broadcasts times can be found on the ABC Anzac Day website.
Gallipoli Day /ANZAC Day services will be held in the UK, including:
a Dawn Service at Hyde Park Corner and later the annual Service of Commemoration with a wreath laying at the Cenotaph followed by a Service held at Westminster Abbey;
Baverstock, Codford, Fovant and Sutton Veny on the Salisbury Plain; and
at about 15 other locations in England and Scotland;
Also at the Menin Gate, Ieper; and
Saturday 30 April Australian Army Nurses Seminar, WFA seminar with FFFAIF John Laffin Memorial Lecture
Tuesday 19 July Fromelles Day Commemoration in Sydney at the Anzac Memorial and Melbourne Wreath-laying at the Shrine of Remembrance.
Sunday 24 July Pozieres Service St Columba Woollahra TBC
Monday 26 September Commemoration of the Battles of 3rd Ypres
Friday 11 November Remembrance Day
TBA Kindred Groups activities:
Saturday 12 November FFFAIF AGM and WFA Lecture Day with Aero Historians Lecture
- Fromelles Day Sydney 19 July 2022: Commemorative Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the Anzac Memorial and Commemorative Service
- DIGGER 79
- Anzac Nurses of the Great War
- VALE Lt Col (Rtd) Graham Parker, OBE
- DIGGER 78
- DIGGER 77
- FFFAIF 2021 John Laffin Memorial Lecture, 25 September 2021
- Commemoration of the Battles of 3rd Ypres in 2021