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

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lone Pine Relief Column in White's Valley, 1915

Arthur James Rawlinson joined the AIF in May 1915 at the age of 19. He served with the 24 Inf Bn. Rod Martin tells the story of the struggle with the Turks for control of Lone Pine, a battle in which Arthur lost his life. Arthur  took his turn to walk with column of men through White's Valley to join the garrison defending Lone Pine, but didn't return alive.   Arthur's sister Fanny, then residing at 860 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon, was the recipient of his memorials and medals.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - website revamped

The CWGC  website has undergone a major redesign aimed at improving  the user experience and the ease of finding information about the men and women we commemorate. It has been made more colourful, dynamic and easy to navigate with more features available in the search functions.    The URL has not changed.