A tale of two Arthurs, continued …
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|The North Russia Intervention in 1918 saw the allies invade land at Archangel and drive the Bolsheviks back. Source: Daily Mail.|
In 1915 [sic] Mr Lawson was serving on a British destroyer and found himself in Archangel. While on shore leave he went to a cafe, and saw a tall, bearded "Cossack," whose face seemed familiar. Lawson spoke to the "Cossack," and to his surprise the "Cossack" answered in English. The "Cossack" was Mr. "Dick" Thompson, who had attended the Moonee Ponds West State school, and who had gone to Russia and settled there.http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12454498
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|In the back row, far left, is No 840 Private Fred Gunson Marsden who joined the 3rd Pioneers in Queensland in 1916. He was identified in a photograph of the 3rd Pioneer Battalion by his granddaughter, Ellie Tyssen.|
|Airman's funeral, Sleepyhillock, Montrose. Courtesy of Ian Edwards, 2015.|