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

Monday, January 28, 2013

An underage soldier

Troops waiting to board the Demosthenes on 16 July 1915.
Private Albert Newell may have been amongst this group of troops waiting to board the Demosthenes in 1915.  Albert was underage when he enlisted, and like many other underage soldiers struggled with military discipline.  Newell's service record was spanned by several gaol sentences, and at one point managed to have himself sentenced to death.  See Albert's story here.

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