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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

George Fanner and the 37 Inf Battalion

This painting by Septimus Powers depicts the 3rd and 4th Australian Divisions in the Somme battlefield.  Infantry, supported by horse drawn artillery and two British Mark IV male tanks, moves towards front line, part of the allied offensive of 8 August 1918, the day that became known to the Germans as 'der schwartze Tag' (the black day).

George William Fanner was part of the 3rd Division and took part in this battle, and others.  Rod Martin outlines George's part in the defeat of Germany in 1918, and the cost.  Go to the Empire Called website to read about George Fanner and the 37 Battalion.