This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The boy soldier

Private Arthur Hill aged 16, taken in Melbourne circa 1916.
 A certain amount of connivance on the part of the authorities allowed a 16 year old boy to embark for active service in March 1916.  His father Thomas had already departed with the AIF in 1915.  You can read their stories at the above links.

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