Rod Martin tells the story of young Will Manderson, a 'Fair Dinkum', who enlisted at the age of 18, and who died at the age of 19. His body was removed from its original burial site to the one above at Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, France.
Dora Archer's husband kept her well supplied with letters and postcards (such as the one above) while he was away on Active Service, but one day the letters stopped coming. Rod Martin tells Dora's poignant story here.
Trooper Herbert James Teather, of Moonee Ponds, embarked with the Camel Corps in December 1916. After a short period of training he was transferred to the 4th Light Horse Regiment, and took part in the legendery last charge of the light horse at Beersheba in October 1917. Read Rod Martin's story of Trooper Teather's part in the battle for Beersheba, and learn his fate.
I have created a commemorative online database of the WW1 volunteers of Essendon and Flemington in Victoria, with a blog to support the website: see link below.
I have other websites and blogs which follow other interests.