Echoes of the Christmas Bells [poem by L. E. Homfray, 23 December 1921]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Robertson Advocate, 23 December 1921.] Echoes of the Christmas Bells. Once again the bells are ringing, Pealing out with joyful voice, Telling us of peace and gladness, Bidding every heart rejoice. Yet, we listen to their message Through a tender mist of tears, As […]

Our Debt of Honour [poem by L. E. Homfray, 11 March 1921]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in the Darling Downs Gazette, 11 March 1921.] Our Debt of Honour. They died to guard our honour, They died that we might live, And we, in very honour, Our humble homage give. They left their home and country, And all that men hold dear, To […]

Compensation! [poem by L. E. Homfray, 11 November 1921]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Robertson Advocate, 11 November 1921. This poem is written in a vernacular style.] Compensation! To the honor of the men who returned, and to the memory of those who died for our Country. Ah! well, this war ’as ended, the praise or blame is […]

Anzac Crosses [poem by L. E. Homfray, 18 April 1921]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Bundaberg Mail, 18 April 1921.] Anzac Crosses. The following lines were written in reference to a special Anzac Service held in a country parish in New South Wales where the nearest relatives of fallen soldiers were asked to make a floral cross and bring […]

Poppy Day in Brisbane [10 October 1921]

[Editor: An article about the selling of poppies for Remembrance Day. Published in The Telegraph (Brisbane), 10 October 1921.] Poppy Day in Brisbane. November 4. On 11th November, uniting in a spirit of brotherhood, the Allied nations will pay reverence to the heroes of the great world war. In common with the returned soldiers’ associations […]