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Friday, April 27, 2012

Ivers of 1 Divisional Ammunition Column

Australian War Memorial Collection.  EOO733

Driver Sydney John Ivers of Ascot Vale worked in a mule train like this one, carrying ammunition to the guns on the front lines.  He received a wound from an exploding shell in Belgium in October 1917 and was evacuated to England.  The injury to his hand resulted in some fingers being amputated, but his problems did not end there.   See Rod Martin's story of his service here.

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