Stories 41 - 50

Something to remember him by

William Maynard

At the outbreak of the Great War around 170 Aboriginal people lived on Cape Barren Island. Islanders earned a living from fishing, sealing, whaling, and snaring animals. From February to May each... » read more

A Duntroon man

Tom Elliott

Tom Elliot was one of the first young men to graduate from Duntroon Military Academy. He sailed off to war with the second contingent in December 1914. Elliot fought at Gallipoli with the seventh... » read more

His country and his manhood

Charles Byrne

After the returned from war, Private Charles Byrne settled on a wheat farm in Gunnedah.  Something of a larrikin, the Gallipoli veteran renamed his property ‘Bugralong’.  Like thousands of... » read more

All that is left of him

George Irwin

Private George Irwin went missing at Gallipoli in August 1915. We will never find him. Last seen plunging into the Turkish trenches at Lone Pine, George’s body vanished in the carnage. And without a... » read more

A guardian angel of the Anzacs

Ettie Rout

Not long after the landing at Gallipoli, Ettie Rout made her way to Egypt. There she established the New Zealand Volunteer Sisterhood, a small contingent of expatriate women committed to the care of... » read more

War has made me a pacifist

Hugo Throssell

The funeral of Captain Hugo Throssell VC took place not long after Remembrance Day in 1933. He was buried in Perth’s Karrakatta cemetery with full military honours. Throssells’s medals and sword were... » read more

A sorrow unsaid

Brian Lyall

On 2 December 1915, Major G.F. Stevenson, Commanding Officer of the 6th Australian Battery at Gallipoli, wiped the grime from his hands and wrote a letter home to Australia. The letter began in the... » read more

Asleep in the deep

Gordon Corbould

Leading Seaman Gordon Corbould was the first and only son of Ernst and Alice Corbould of Epping, New South Wales. He served on the AE1, Australia’s first submarine, and took part in the capture of... » read more

A man who stood out

Herbert Crowle

In July 1916, as the British offensive on the Somme ground to a halt, Australian forces were ordered to attack at Pozières. The town was taken at a terrible cost. Unable to retake it, the Germans... » read more

His own brand of broken men

As a young man Walter Bagenal was apprenticed in Bordeaux, the wine capital of the world. In 1894, he ventured to the other side of the world to the newly planted vineyards of the Emu Wine Company in... » read more