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

Monday, November 28, 2011

Villers-Bretonneux, 1918

Villers-Bretonneux from a field near Bussy, by A Henry Fullwood
In August 1918, 24 Infantry Battalion, including Lance-Corporal Wilfred Lorimer Colclough of Edward Street, Essendon, was in the vicinity of Villers-Bretonneux.  Read Rod Martin's account of  of Lorrie's active service here.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Died at Sea

HM Hospital Ship Formosa.  Photo: Gallipoli Association website

Pte Tom Aldridge died at sea on board the Hospital Ship Formosa after injuries received at Courtney's Post on 26 August 1915.  See Rod Martin's of the events that led to Tom's death here.