Big recruiting meeting: Speeches by Messrs Waddell and Hickey, Ms.L.A.: An enthusiastic reception [7 August 1915]

[Editor: This article was published in the Cowra Free Press, 7 August 1915 (during the First World War).] Big recruiting meeting. Speeches by Messrs Waddell and Hickey, Ms.L.A. An enthusiastic reception The Centennial Hall was crowded to the doors on Thursday evening when Messrs Waddell and Mickey, Ms.L.A., delivered vigorous and moderate addresses under the […]

[Australians in Gallipoli: Altering the map] [24 June 1915]

[Editor: This untitled article was published in The Argus (Melbourne), 24 June 1915. It was subsequently reprinted in The Casterton News, 5 July 1915, under the title of “Australians in Gallipoli: Altering the map”.] [Australians in Gallipoli: Altering the map] The Australians have literally altered the map of Gallipoli, and have impressed upon it their […]

Thrilling story of pluck: Australasian soldiers’ heroism: Held position against overwhelming odds [8 June 1915]

[Editor: This article about an action in the Dardanelles campaign was published in the Port Pirie Recorder, 8 June 1915.] Thrilling story of pluck. Australasian soldiers’ heroism. Held position against overwhelming odds. Cairo, Sunday. The wounded include Major Dawson, of New Zealand, who is now recovering. Major Dawson, with 150 Australians and New Zealanders, held […]

The casualties: Careers summarised [3 May 1915]

[Editor: This article gives some personal details of some of the Australian military casualties (killed and wounded) from the Gallipoli campaign (First World War). It was published in The Argus, 3 May 1915.] The casualties. Careers summarised. Lieut.-Colonel H. E. Elliott, one of the best-known Victorian citizen soldiers, is an old Ballarat boy, being a […]

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 […]