Pierrots entertain internees - 596 Corporal Harold Le Plastrier Jackson, Prisoner of War Harold Jackson, son of Charles and Marion and past pupil of Coburg State School, was a 24 year ...
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|Four lady Red Cross officials at No 5 Australian General Hospital at St Kilda. Australian War Memorial Collection H18704.|
Driver Robert Allan Bunning (right) enjoys 7th Inf Bn Christmas Dinner
25 Dec 1914 at Mena Camp. The photographer was Harry Barker.
Australian War Memorial collection. http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/J05573
|From page 18 of How Australia took German New Guinea|
"On the 19th the Expedition left Sydney in the Berrima under sealed orders. Off Moreton Bay it was convoyed, pausing en route to give the troops a fortnight’s hard training".
|Going into action, by H Septimus Power, 1917 (ART03329)|
|Rabaul, New Guinea, circa 1914. German Headquarters after capture by the Australian Navy and Military Expeditionary Force. The photo shows a New Guinea Guard lined up outside. (AWM. P00595.157)|
"Between 1914 and 1918 some 112,399 Victorians enlisted to fight in the First World War. Those who died from causes associated with battle are commemorated by the War Graves Commission.
Those who returned and then lived out their lives in the community, and are buried in our cemeteries, are not recognised unless their family has recorded this fact in their inscription. Many graves have been forgotten by families over the years and have become neglected. Younger family members may be unaware that their ancestors served at all unless their family memories and history are strong.
The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT), in conjunction with the Returned Services League of Australia (RSL Victorian Branch), wants to encourage families to renew their links to their family members who enlisted in the Great War and to urge them to place a permanent record of their service on their gravesite.
From March 2014, the GMCT plans to make available a decorative packed kit which will include two small, highly glazed white porcelain tiles with a striking red Flanders Poppy printed onto the surface in a slightly raised finish. The packaging will feature the original Flanders Poem plus the Ode of Remembrance and show images of the Flanders Fields. The package has been designed with the assistance and support of the RSL".