Thursday, March 29, 2012
on Tuesday 17th April 1.30 to 4 pm at RHSV Headquarters, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne.
Presenters will be:
Lenore Frost “Official and unofficial sources”
An RHSV Volunteer “WW1 holdings in the RHSV collection”
Andrew Kilsby “The use of Unit War Diaries at the AWM”.
Attendees will receive a Bibliography of sources and RHSV holdings.
Cost: $20.00 for members, $30.00 for non-members
Bookings essential: phone 9326 9288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
|Australian troops prepare to attack at Bullecourt, May 1917. Australian War Memorial Collection.|
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Trooper George Ross of the 4th Light Horse Regiment sent home this sentimental photo of himself with his sister Kate Ross inset at the top. Kate went on to marry Pte James Simonsen, who served with the 4th Field Ambulance in Gallipoli and France. George Ross served entirely in the Middle East, and probably took part in the famous Charge of the Light Horse at Beersheba in 1917. Photo courtesy of Jim Rowley.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
|Arthur Streeton: Bellicourt: entrance to St. Quentin Tunnel (AWM ART03517)|
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
James' story here.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
|An Australian ambulance 1917 (AWM P09191.003)|
Alex Nelson, as an 18 year old, had to get his mother's permission to enlist in June 1915. He embarked with the 8 Inf Battalion, but over the next three years made a number of transfers to other units, including the 60th Infantry Battalion, the 5th Pioneer Battalion, the 3rd Field Ambulance, and finally the 6th Light Mortar Battery. Rod Martin relates Alex's story here.