Sunday, April 1, 2012

With gleaming teeth, Private Smith boards the Aeneas, 1916

Troops board HMAT Aeneas at Port Melbourne on 3 October 1916.
Fresh from the dentist's chair, Private Walter George Smith was amongst the troops boarding HMAT Aeneas at Port Melbourne on 3 October 1916.  Rod Martin tells the story of Walter's service in the 106, and later the 118 Howitzer Battery, and the role of the batteries in the last battles of the war.  Walter was wounded by shell fragments in the shoulder and head not long before the Armistice, so his war did not end with the Peace.  Read his story here.

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