Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gunner George Creese of Kensington

Gibbs, Philip: From Bapaume to Passchendaele, London, William Heinemann, 1918

George Henry Creese left the comparative safety of the Cordite Factory in Maribyrnong to join the AIF in France.  He was assigned to a Light Mortar Battery.  Unlike heavier artillery, the trench mortar batteries were located close to the front line, dangerous work when the enemy artillery was seeking you out.  Read Rod Martin's story of Gunner Creese.

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