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.
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.