This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gunner Tatterson says farewell

HMAT Orsova leaving Port Melbourne, 16 December 1916.
If  Nellie Tatterson took her three children down to Port Melbourne to farewell Gunner John Forrest Tatterson eight days before Christmas 1916, it was the last time they were to see their husband and father.

Rod Martin outlines the service of Gunner Tatterson, who despite embarking with the 13 Light Horse Regiment, saw most his time overseas with the Field Artillery Brigade.  Transferred to work with howitzers, dangerous work owing to the proximity to the German lines.  Read the full story by clicking on the link above.

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