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

Friday, February 10, 2017

Battle-scarred veteran

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.