On 31 August 1918 Pte Alfred Arthur Tower received a gunshot wound to the left side of his face and his left fingers, and was evacuated to England. He returned to Australian in January 1919, and is shown in the above photo in his front garden in Ascot Vale with a wound stripe on his left sleeve and a scar on the left side of his face. Alfred later worked for the City of Essendon at the Municipal Quarry in Maribyrnong. Photo courtesy of David Towler. Further photos of Arthur and his family can be found on the Empire Called website.
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.