Bill Liston of Lincoln Rd, Essendon answered the call for recruits to help in the Middle East. While in France he was struck by the number of locals whom he saw. "It is just like walking up Puckle-sthere, at times: you run across so many chaps from Essendon way." Rod Martin tells Bill's story, and the struggle of the 22nd battalion in the very bad winter of 1916-17 against trench feet in the wet and muddy trenches.
I have created a commemorative online database of the WW1 volunteers of Essendon and Flemington in Victoria, with a blog to support the website: see link below.
I have other websites and blogs which follow other interests.