Arthur James Rawlinson joined the AIF in May 1915 at the age of 19. He served with the 24 Inf Bn. Rod Martin tells the story of the struggle with the Turks for control of Lone Pine, a battle in which Arthur lost his life. Arthur took his turn to walk with column of men through White's Valley to join the garrison defending Lone Pine, but didn't return alive. Arthur's sister Fanny, then residing at 860 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon, was the recipient of his memorials and medals.
CWGC website has undergone a major redesign aimed at improving the user
experience and the ease of finding information about the men and women we commemorate. It has been made more colourful, dynamic and easy to navigate with more features available in the search functions. The URL has not changed.
I have created a number of local history projects for which you will find links on this blog. I am a community historian (ie, not paid) living in Essendon. The content of my Empire Called database (see the link to the PBWorks website) is the result of nearly 25 years' research. The Empire Called blog is a companion for the PBWorks website of the same name.
Time Travellers in Essendon and Flemington is set up in the same way, with a website and a blog to report additions to the website. The website is a vehicle to publish longer pieces of research that are too long for newsletters. It also includes various indexes I have worked on for many years, plus photos from various sources which I date and describe in greater detail. You may find something of use for your research.