Arthur Streeton: Bellicourt: entrance to St.
Quentin Tunnel (AWM ART03517)
Just two months after the death of his younger brother Alex near Amien in July 1918, Alfred Nelson was killed in the Battle of St Quentin Canal. Originally buried at Amiens, Alex was exhumed an reburied in the Villers-Bretonneux Cemetery. Alfred's body was never identified. He is commemoriated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. Read Rod Martin's stories of Pte Alfred Nelson and of Pte Alexander Nelson, two young men from Kensington.
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. I began collecting material for the database of local WW1 volunteers in the early 1990s, beginning with hand transcriptions of Honour Boards in local schools, churches, clubs and so on. It was after this that the National Archives of Australia began making digitised service records available online, followed by the Australian War Memorial uploading Embarkation Rolls of the Australian Imperial Force. 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.