The Soldier’s Vision of Christ [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in ‘Somewhere in France’ (1917).] The Soldier’s Vision of Christ The battle was raging fierce and strong, In countless numbers the wounded lay, Beyond the reach of all human aid A boy lay breathing his life away. And up from his weak and tortured lips, Went […]

The Mother’s Prayer [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in ‘Somewhere in France’ (1917).] The Mother’s Prayer Low before the Holy Altar Where the faithful knelt in prayer, Long and earnestly a mother Pleaded for the son she bare. “Jesus, Lord, in mercy keep him Through all danger safe and free, Yet, should fear of […]

The Great Sacrifice [in ‘Somewhere in France’ by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This religious wartime illustration was published in ‘Somewhere in France’ (1917).] The Great Sacrifice Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends Source: L. E. Homfray, ‘Somewhere in France’, Sydney: D. S. Ford, [1917?]

‘Somewhere in France’ [by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This booklet by L. E. Homfray was published during the First World War (1914-1918). The first item in the booklet, “The Great Sacrifice”, is a religious wartime illustration, whilst the other two items are poems. As this publication did not have a contents page, a list of the contents has been provided so as […]

Sympathy [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in Australians, Awake! And Other Poems (1915).] Sympathy. Because of one dear infant head, With curls of shining gold, And little lips, now hushed for aye, And hands so still and cold. Because of one fair smiling face, With eyes of wondrous blue, All childish voices […]